Vampires – An Avatar of Sin

When vampires first drifted, shadow-like, into popular literature in the early 1800s, this denizen of ancient folklore became an incarnation of the Nightmare Stranger–the alien ‘other’ who presented a threat to civilization itself. It was death reaching out to infect the living. The foreigner who defiled virtuous women. A pagan invader thriving where the light…

Vampire Magazines: The One Dead Thing I Don’t Like

Take a look at any magazine stand at your local gas station or grocer and you’ll find hundreds of titles. Fashion, Guns, Gaming, Home & Garden, Fitness, Teen, Celebrity Gossip, Computers, Nature, Movie & Television, Animals, Hunting, Tattoos, Cars, MMA, Hobbies, Kids, and Sports make up the majority of magazine subjects out there. Yet do…

Top 10 Buffy Episodes

While organizing my DVD collection I got distracted (as usual) and started going through my Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs, reading the back of each season and reminiscing about all of the fantastic Buffy episodes. And, that there is what inspired today’s post – a look back at ten of the best Buffy episodes! Now,…

New ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ Comics Planned

Yay! More comics! At WonderCon this past week, the Dark House Panel – Director of Publicity Jeremy Atkins, Editor Sierra Hahn, and Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie – made a series of announcements about the upcoming Joss Whedon comics, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9, and a new Angel comic that will share its…

Why Do You Want to be a Vampire?

Here at Vampires.com we have a lot, and I mean A LOT, of people leaving comments begging someone to turn them into a vampire. It’s an everyday thing and honestly, I usually just ignore these hundreds of requests. But while reading the latest ones it started to get me thinking – why? Why do you…

Joss Whedon on the end of Buffy Season 8 and the future of Season 9

Our beloved TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer lasted for seven seasons and then sadly went off the air in 2003 – but it didn’t end there. Buffy creator Joss Whedon continued the story in the Season 8 comic book series, which just finished its 40-issue run.  Luckily, Season 9 is on the way and…

Slay the Day Away with Buffy!

January 22 is the day to make some hot cocoa, plop yourself on your couch with a comfy blanket and spend the day relaxing because the Oxygen channel is having an ALL DAY Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon! Hurray for a day of nothing but vampies! From the official press release: “In the mood for…

Gumshoes of the Night

Detective fiction, according to some, is dying. At least on the printed page, as readers increasingly demand only one type of such story (Police Procedural, Locked Door, etc.) and refuse to glance at any others. Maybe. But in terms of other media, the detective genre remains alive and kicking. Sometimes, undead and kicking. “Forever Knight”…

Why Lesbian Vampires?

For all practical purposes, the trope Vampire Lesbian emerged with Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s novella “Carmilla.” Eventually, with the rise of a new medium–motion pictures–an adaptation of that story appeared. “Crypt of the Vampire” became one of the still-relatively few such. The trope, however, could be seen in “Dracula’s Daughter” as well as the eerie “Vampyr.”…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Jenny Calendar

Jenny was the beautiful computer science teacher at Sunnydale High. She was brilliant and playfully cocky, making her an awesome teacher and a huge headache to Giles (who wasn’t a fan of her modern approach). Jenny, who was a techno-pagan and a member cyber-coven, helped out the Scooby Gang quite a bit in the first…