Articles & Research

How to Kill a Vampire (Try Wood, Ultraviolet Ammo)

As the vampire flick Twilight tops the U.S. charts and opens in Britain, female viewers are swooning over the impossible romance between mortal and immortal. But many of their male companions will be pondering the age-old question: "Just what kind of hardware do I need to take down that sucker?" 
2008-12-21 13:42
T · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Vampyres (1855)

VAMPYRESpublished in Harper's New Monthly MagazineVolume 10, Issue 59, April 1855Pages 681-685
2008-11-02 16:37
T · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Why vampires are popular

When I was a Vampire, I did it for the money. Which makes me a vampiric whore I guess. Which is mild compared to labels the blood sucking, corruption dealing reps of the Undead have been trading under for millennia.
2008-09-26 11:16
T · From Fear to Fascination

Vampires: the Celtic connection

A 4000-year-old "vampire" grave, believed to be the world's first burial place for one of the presumed "undead", has been discovered in eastern Europe. It bares spookily similar hallmarks to Celtic tombs in the British Isles designed to prevent bloodsucking "revenants". These were recently buried people who were believed to rise from the grave, walk the earth and prey on the living.
2008-08-04 14:19
T · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Essence of a Vampyre

First, I think it best to define the essence of the vampire (fictional) before attempting to define the Essence of the Vampyre (magical). In this way, I hope to invite discussion and/or debate on the topic, and to hear from other magicians' experience with this type of magic.
2008-07-20 09:33
T · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Dracula: once bitten, forever smitten

From Dracula to Lestat to Mona the Vampire, the thirst for vampire novels is unquenchable. They've been examined from every conceivable angle, done to death as it were, and yet literature about them proliferates at greater speed than vampires themselves could ever hope to. So what is it about books featuring the undead that holds us so much in thrall?
2008-05-27 10:51
T · Anne Rice · Bram Stoker · Dracula · From Fear to Fascination · Vampire Chronicles

Get your teeth into Transylvania

"Would you consider putting that mad lamp with the naked man in the corner?" David Mlinaric, the doyen of interior decorators, has come to Transylvania. Jessica Douglas-Home, champion of Romanian culture, shuffles a 19th-century ambassador's uniform to the appointed position.
2008-05-27 10:18
K · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Barbara Shelley

Barbara Shelley (born August 15, 1933) is a British film and television actress, known as the true "first lady of Hammer horror." She was very active in the 1960's, appearing in a string of Hammer horror films.After working as a model in her native London, she began her film career in Italy in 1953.  But it wasn't until she returned to England that her film career took off, appearing in a number of Hammer movies.
2008-05-15 12:45
K · Featured · On the Page, Stage and Screen

Interview: Yuna Kagesaki

Japanese manga artist and creator of Chibi Vampire (Karin) Yuna Kagesaki made her first visit to an American anime convention at Sakura-Con 2008 in Seattle, Washington. At two panel appearances, Kagesaki-sensei answered questions from panel moderator and TokyoPop Senior Editor Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl and also answered questions from her fans in the audience.
2008-04-10 13:34
K · On the Page, Stage and Screen

10 questions for Anne Rice

After vowing to never again write about Lestat, this best seller reveals she has one more vampire novel in her. Her newest religious book is Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana.  Anne Rice recently engaged in an online chat to answer questions from fans.1. Do you ever plan to write additional books for the Vampire Chronicles series?
2008-03-11 10:44
K · Anne Rice · On the Page, Stage and Screen · Vampire Chronicles

Fanged Films

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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