Ahh vampires—the sexy and dangerous creatures of the night. What makes vampires so compelling are the ideas and themes of death, forbidden sexuality and fascination with the mysterious that surround … Continue reading The Evolution of Vampires and Queerness in Media
Vampyr is a 2018 action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment. Players assume the role of the recently turned vampire and prominent blood transfusion specialist, Dr. Jonathan Reid, as he traverses London … Continue reading Vampyr Video Game: Tips and Tricks to Owning the Night
The fear of the undead and ancient superstitions regarding the seemingly magical property of blood can be found in most cultures around the world. Early misconceptions over human body decomposition … Continue reading Ancient Vampires: Exploring the Cultural History of the Undead from Mesopotamia
Carmilla, written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, is one of vampire fiction’s earliest tales and predates Dracula by almost thirty years. Along with a poem written by Heinrich August Ossenfelder—which tells of a vampire … Continue reading Carmilla 2020: Where Are All the Vampires?
Contemporary vampire stories are fascinating because of their roots in real-world beliefs and the sheer amount of movies, television shows, novels, and other media featuring the creatures of the night. … Continue reading The History of Vampires in Popular Culture
We’ve all heard the stories before. The Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory, bathing in virgin blood to retain her youth and beauty, savagely torturing, mutilating, and killing over 600 young women, … Continue reading Debunking the myth of the Blood Countess