My Interview With Juliet Landau

October 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the past year and a half while working at Vamped, I have had the pleasure of interviewing some interesting people from the mayor of Forks where the Twilight phenomenon exploded to the creator of the Vampire Facelift. Interviewing film producer and director, Juliet Landau, about her new vampire documentary proved to be exciting and a fangtastic experience. [read more]

A Vampire Didn’t Walk in Highgate Cemetery

May 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I set out to investigate the Highgate Vampire case and write an article based on my analysis of Sean Manchester's book The Highgate Vampire: The Infernal World of the Undead Unearthed at London’s Famous Highgate Cemetery and Environs(1985; rev. ed. 1991) I didn't expect to spend six months on it. [read more]

Who Wants a Vampire Bad Boy Put Up Your Hand?

March 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Whether Joel Schumacher knew it at the time or not, The Lost Boys influenced and spawned an entire generation of “vampire bad boy” obsessed women. Hollywood execs and networks should give him a star on the walk of fame for his contribution to the target market for vampire pop culture of women age 18 to 49. [read more]

What’s The Big Deal With Nosferatu?

February 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Anthony found out I am not much of a classic vampire film buff so he gave me a mission. He asked me to watch Nosferatu, which to some is considered the ultimate vampire classic. [read more]

Vampire Blogs and Books

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The thing is if you are looking for some insight into the world of vampire folklore and aren't quite ready to invest hundreds of dollars for some key library necessities, the next best thing you do is check out Anthony's blogs. I'm a big fan of his work as you can tell from an interview I did with him on our site Vamped, early this year. I'm not trying to promote him for the sake of being my colleague, but because he is an extremely thorough and talented writer. I have mentioned before on Vamped he inspires me every day. [read more]

Sex, Blood and Marketing—Oh My!

April 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

At first glance True Blood may appear to be a show about blood, gore and vampires, when in reality it is way more complex. The show actually has a story line unique to it's own and delves into the world of witches, vampires, shape-shifters, faeries, and hybrids. It takes place in a small town called Bon Temps where Americans eat burgers and tote guns, religion is as pure as apple pie, people don't lock their doors, everyone knows everybody's name, porch swings are a common occurrence, and oh yeah, vampires hang out in the local bar drinking Tru Blood. [read more]