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?Read More
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?
In this long-awaited sequel to “5 Reasons Why a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate” (Feb. 27, 2015), Erin Chapman casts another critical eye over Sean Manchester’s claim that a vampire stalked Highgate Cemetery in 1970.
Tod Browning’s “Dracula” (1931) is widely regarded as one of the best vampire movies ever made. But what’s it like to someone who barely knows anything about the film? Erin Chapman takes a look through “virgin eyes.”
Anthony Hogg interviews Phineas J Legheart, a vampire killing kit maker so successful, he says it’s his “current full time job”. But who is Legheart? Why does he make vampire killing kits—and why do people buy them?
Welcome to the ninth installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in April 2015? Erin Chapman tells us how she tracked the Highgate Vampire and Dax Stokes visits two notable vampire scholars. Read on for more!
This is Vamped’s 100th post. To celebrate the occasion, Vamped’s co-administrator, Erin Chapman, shares her top 10 most memorable experiences working for Vamped since its official launch on Jan. 20, 2014.
In this Vamped exclusive, Dax Stokes, the Vampire Historian, shares the story of his meet-up with two of the world’s most important vampire scholars. Try not to geek out when you see the photos of the book collection.
Here’s the eighth installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in March 2015? Elizabeth Báthory’s case reviewed, vampires defanged, comments on a Carmilla musical reading, interviews with Vamped’s admins and more!
Erin Chapman’s “5 Reasons a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate” took three months to write—Vamped’s most ambitious article to date. Here’s the “Making Of”; a behind-the-scenes discussion about the article’s origins.
American cable network, A&E, are turning John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel “Let the Right One In” into a TV series. Can we handle another adaptation? Vampire film reviewer, Andy Boylan, argues in favour.
Did Elizabeth Báthory (1560–1614), the infamous “Vampire Countess,” bathe in the blood of virgins to make herself more youthful? Romina Nicolaides dips into one of history’s most enduring and widespread legends.
Vamped’s Co-administrator, Erin Chapman, took advanced of a special deal to spur on Vamped’s new direction. All will be revealed soon. What was the deal? What did she get? What new direction? Read on to find out more!
I remember sitting cross-legged in front of the TV when I was 5-years-old watching “Sesame Street” before afternoon kindergarden class. Looking back on it now, Count von Count was my first introduction to vampires.
On March 3, 2015 the York Theatre Company hosted a single performance—a staged reading of a new musical based on J. Sheridan LeFanu’s “Carmilla.” How did it differ from other stage adaptations? Read on to find out!
Welcome to the seventh installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in February 2015? A little night music for Valentine’s Day and an investigation into the Highgate Vampire case. Read on for details!