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.
According to a 15th century poem, Vlad Dracula liked to dip his bread in the blood of his victims. Or did he? Was he really a “living vampire,” as two Dracula scholars claimed, or is there more to the story?
Welcome to the fifth installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in December? The three faces of Dracula, Christmas treats, a book review, and the long-awaited sequel to one of our most popular articles! Read on!
Vamped wishes you all a safe and Merry Christmas and happy holidays. We also have some special treats for all you good boys and girls — and the naughty ones, too. Find some last minute gift ideas and other goodies.
David Lee Summers, author of “Vampires of the Scarlet Order” (2005) and “Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order” (2012) discusses the “three faces of Dracula” that inspired the portrayal of vampires in his own work.
Bela Lugosi (1882–1956) is best-known for his iconic portrayal of the Count in “Dracula” (1931). But it wasn’t the only time he played a vampire on screen. Matthew E Banks sheds light on Bela’s other vampire portrayals.
Welcome to the third installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in October? Check out two of Vamped’s most ambitious articles; one on vampire facials, the other on “19th century” vampire killing kits. And more!
Radio horror host, Chris Denmead, has an interesting project in the pipleline he’d like you to fund: a Dracula sex change. What if Stoker’s characters had their genders swapped? That’s the idea behind Denmead’s film idea.
It is now common knowledge that vampires can turn into bats but prior to Bram Stoker’s seminal 1897 novel “Dracula” the connection was not so obvious. “Dracula” . . . solidified popular knowledge regarding vampire lore.
On February 25 my vampire novel, “To Touch the Sun”, was released . . . When asked why I wrote a vampire novel, “Well, everyone should write at least one in their lifetime.” Let’s be honest, there isn’t . . . a drought