Thursday, January 20, 2005

Brummy the Vampire Slayer

Found this fabulous article on the alleged Birmingham vampire via author Liz Williams' blog. Urban legends and the human need for such modern mythologies - it's a top article. I did wonder what sort of vampire a Brummie would make but then was reminded of an old John Hellblazer Constantine line (in the old days before John Constantine wasAmericanised and re-made as Keanu Reeves, although in fairness the trailer looked good) in Neil Gaiman's Books of Magic where John makes and offhand remark about a scuffle with a troll in Birmingham. Oh sure, there are trolls in Birmingam, scoffs young magician-to-be Tim Hunter. If you know where to look, replies Constantine. File these with the MacKenzie poltergeist here in Edinburgh's historic Greyfriar's Kirkyard.

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