On Oct. 9, 2015, BBQ Films hosted a “Blade Rave” at Terminal 5 in New York. Erin Chapman speaks to BBQ Films’ co-founder, Gabriel Rhoads, to find out how it went.
If You Were Bitten by the Highgate Vampire, We Want to Hear from You
Vamped has teamed up with Trystan Swale to search for key witnesses in the Highgate Vampire case. Anthony Hogg explains.
I Attended a Vampire Studies Symposium on Halloween. Here’s What I Learned
Erin Chapman shares her findings after attending a vampire studies symposium on Oct. 31, 2015 at North Central Texas College.
It’s Raining Blood! Blade Rave Takes Manhattan
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.
There Will Be Bloed: Uncovering Holland’s Halloween Blood Rave
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.
Interview with Trystan Swale, Highgate Vampire Blogger
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.
Can You Get a Masters Degree in Vampire Studies?
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.”
Rest in Peace, Prince of Darkness: A Tribute to Christopher Lee
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.
Vampire Studies Symposium to Be Held in Texas on Halloween
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.
5 More Reasons Why a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate Cemetery
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.