Why this is suddenly coming out now is beyond me, but I think it’s interesting how a band of schoolchildren took it upon themselves to slay a vampire.


“Hundreds of children aged from four to 14, some of them armed with knives and sharpened sticks, were patrolling inside the historic graveyard.”

Back in 1954, apparently, the European press took it upon themselves to make another attack on Americans and their taste for the dark and dangerous.  The kids seemed to handling it well, armed with their various vampire-slaying weapons.  It seems to me that the only people who couldn’t – or wouldn’t – handle it were the “adults.”

Of course, after learning about this insulting and discriminating attack on a person’s personal appearance, I should not be surprised that European parents want their children to live Stepford lives.