Monthly Digest: February 2015

Inside view of the Circle of Lebanon, Highgate Cemetery, London. Reputed haunt of the Highgate Vampire. (Photo: Leonie Wise/Leonie Wise)

Feb. 13

  • Monthly Digest: January 2015
    Catch what you might’ve missed in January, including: an investigation into Vlad Dracula’s alleged blooddrinking and Erin Chapman’s “virgin’s view” on Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932).

Feb. 14

  • A Valentine’s Day Treat
    A little night music to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Brace yourself for the soothing tones of Von Grimorog’s “Dracula’s Bride.”

Feb. 27

  • 5 Reasons Why a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate
    On Feb. 27, 1970, Sean Manchester said a vampire haunted Highgate Cemetery, giving birth to the being subsequently known as the Highgate Vampire. Erin Chapman’s article reveals the vampire claim was made by someone “grossly incompetent, fantasy-prone or a fraud.”

Most Popular Post of the Month

  • Interview with the Vampirologist
    Erin Chapman’s interview with the me (Aug. 17, 2014) scores a consecutive appearance after it was also the most viewed article in January 2015.

Last month, I said: “Erin and I have been working on some major projects for the site, including one of our most ambitious articles yet; an absolute belter.” That article was “5 Reasons Why a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate.” We had so much material to work with, there’s going to be a follow-up! Stay tuned for that.

Those “major projects” are still underway. A site overhaul will be coming soon, too. I’m looking forward to it and hope you will, too!