Fangs God It’s Friday: Bunnicula

So last week, I gave you an odd-ball choice of vampire hunters. This week, I’m really going off the beaten track. We’re going to talk about a vampire rabbit. That’s right. Meet Bunnicula.

Bunnicula artwork from 2011 by Robert Bowen

No, seriously. I $%#@ thee not.

Back in the late 1970’s, the first in a series of children’s books was released about a fanged rabbit that sucks the juice out of vegetables. Basically, he’s a small, furry version of a juicer. Although, the real origin of his name Bunnicula comes from being found by the family who adopts him in a movie theater showing Dracula.

I never read the book by Deborah and James Howe, but I remember watching an animated cartoon adaptation of Bunnicula that aired as an ABC Weekend Special. The book itself was banned in some schools because of “violence” and “mysticism” in the story (I personally think the only thing kids would find horrifying in that book is the idea of surviving only on vegetable juice).

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About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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