Ten years ago today, Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” set in Forks, Washington, was unleashed on the world and became a pop culture phenomenon. Erin Chapman took a trip to Forks to unravel the saga’s affect on the town.Read More
Terence Fisher’s “Horror of Dracula” (1958) is meant to be one of the best vampire movies ever made. But what’s it like to someone who barely knows anything about the film? Erin Chapman views it through “virgin eyes.”
Erin Chapman interviews Trystan Swale, a folklorist who writes a blog about the Highgate Vampire—but who hasn’t picked sides in the Sean Manchester/David Farrant feud which often taints discussions about the case.
On June 2, 2015, I was scouring the web for something interesting to share on our Facebook page, Vampire Studies, when I came across an article about “what may be the world’s first master’s degree in Vampire Studies.”
Welcome to the eleventh installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in June 2015? Two book reviews, a tribute to Christopher Lee, Vamped goes Brazilian, Sean Manchester tangles with Ramsey Campbell and more!
In this long-awaited sequel to “Cemetery Logistics: How I Tracked The Highgate Vampire” (April 4, 2015), Erin Chapman reveals how she uncovered holes in Sean Manchester’s claim to hunting a vampire at Highgate Cemetery.
Becka Wood considers some scientific reasons why self-identified “vampires” crave blood and psychic energy—and how to spot ones that don’t fit the bill. Are “vampires” energy deficient humans by any other name?
We’ve been honoured by having one of our articles translated into Portuguese for a Brazilian vampire website. Dax Stokes’ article on meeting two vampire scholars got the treatment. There was just one little hitch…
Folklorist, Trystan Swale, considers Della Farrant’s case for hauntings at London’s Highgate Cemetery in her book “Haunted Highgate” (2014). Does the evidence weigh in her favour or has she written a damp squib?
Sean Manchester, 70, responded to “Vampire Hunter Dodges Horror Heavyweight’s Meet Offer” (June 15, 2015) via Facebook, substituting an offer to meet Ramsey Campbell, 69, at an awards ceremony with a counter-offer.
Alleged Vampire hunter, Sean Manchester, 70, responded to “Vampire Hunter Meets Match Against Horror Heavyweight” (June 14, 2015) through his Facebook page—and completely bypassed the offer made by his opponent.
Sean Manchester, 70, a self-proclaimed vampire hunter, squared off against famed horror writer Ramsey Campbell, 69, in a comment thread stoush that ended poorly for the man who claims to have staked the Highgate Vampire.
Sir Christopher Lee, best-known for playing Dracula, passed away on June 7, 2015. He was 93. Vampire film critic, Andy Boylan, penned this tribute to the “Prince of Darkness,” whose death marks the end of an era.
On Oct. 31, 2015, vampire scholars will descend on a small college campus north of Dallas for “There are Such Things! Vampire Studies Symposium 2015.” This will hopefully be the beginning of an annual tradition.
Vamped is undergoing some pretty significant changes, with its second largest overhaul since the site’s inception. Anthony Hogg discusses some of the site’s biggest differences and hints at other things in store.
Welcome to the tenth installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in May 2015? Our 100th post, an interview with a vampire killing kit maker, a virgin’s view on “Dracula” (1931) and we stake the Highgate Vampire!
Andy Boylan, of “Taliesin Meets the Vampires” fame, guest reviews Lisa Dominique Machat’s debut novel, “A Walk in the Sun” (2013). Did the vintner craft a rich, full-bodied story or was it best left fermenting in a vat?