Our beloved creatures of the night are lurking everywhere, in the darkened scenes of films, between the bloodied pages of books, in chilling video games… vampires are everywhere. Out of the many vampires haunting our favorite stories – which one is your favorite? Is it the lead in a vampire romance? An evil monster in…Continue readingWho is Your Favorite Vampire?
Due to my love of vampires and my love of making lists (I’m hardcore like that) I am making a list of my personal favorite vampires. I’ve been seeing these lists pop up all over the interwebs lately, and I feel like joining in on the list-making fun. And of course, I ask you to…Continue readingMoonlight’s Top 10 Favorite Vampires
Someone asked why I thought vampires remained so popular and intriguing. My answer: Because the undead make such a fluid metaphor. Consider; when they first entered into the Western literature and art–with John Polidori’s “The Vampyre.” For much of the next century, vampires popped up in art and theatre as well as different stories. “Varney…Continue readingVampires: The Nightmare Strangers
Polidori was the friend and personal physician of the infamous rogue and poet, Lord Byron. He was also part of the close-knit circle of friends, including Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Byron, and Claire Clairmont, Mary’s stepsister, and also Byron’s woman of the hour. Polidori was Byron’s personal physician, and traveled with him through Europe. Though…Continue readingJohn Polidori and The Vampyre