Welcome to the 15th edition of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in October 2015? A visit to Forks, Wash.; a 40th anniversary ‘Salem’s Lot post; an interview with Juliet Landau; a monthly digest and Halloween treats!Read More
Stephen King’s “‘Salem’s Lot” (1975) is forty years old today. Jess Peacock discusses its legacy, religious and sociological layers and its representation of “the often mundane nature of evil in our everyday lives.”
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.
Welcome to the thirteenth installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in August 2015? A response to a vampirology poll, a big milestone, vampire authors helping Red Cross, and a look at the upcoming “Blood Rave.”
Heard about the upcoming Halloween “Blood Rave” in Amsterdam? How about the Oct. 9 “Blade Rave” in Manhattan? Ravers will be showered with “blood” in both events. But who came up with it first? Erin Chapman investigates.
Ex-raver Erin Chapman digs into the upcoming “Blood Rave” which will be held somewhere in Amsterdam on Halloween. But this is no ordinary event: apparently, attendees will be sprayed with actual blood from the ceiling.
Scott Burtness, author of “Wisconsin Vamp” (2014), mentioned making “an embarrassingly bad YouTube video” in an article he wrote to promote “Vampire Books for Blood,” but didn’t link to it. So, I decided to track it down.
Vampire authors are donating a percentage of royalties earned during October to the American Red Cross, for the annual “Vampire Books for Blood” event, devised by Scott Burtness, author of “Wisconsin Vamp” (2014).
Officially launched on Jan. 20, 2014, “Vamped” reached 200,000 views on Aug. 18, 2015. We would like to thank all our fans and readers and hope that as “Vamped” grows, you will follow us along our journey.
Welcome to the twelfth installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in July 2015? A possible biological explanation for vampirism, another stake in Sean Manchester’s Highgate Vampire claims, and much more!
On Aug. 3, 2015, the South African Vampyre Community’s Vampyre Academy, released a poll asking self-identified vampires how they thought vampirologists should behave. Here’s what I have to say about that.
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?