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Vampires: The Nightmare Strangers

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

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Descent into Dust: Review, Giveaway and Exclusive Interview with Jacqueline Lepore

Young widow Emma Andrews had grown up hearing the stories of her mother, a woman whose madness had sent her to an early grave and whose legacy Emma was forced to endure. Her mother’s daughter, her family always feared that someday Emma might go mad as well so it was with great reluctance that she…Continue readingDescent into Dust: Review, Giveaway and Exclusive Interview with Jacqueline Lepore

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Ideology of Gothic Clothing

Being Goth is not only a state of mind, but a way of life; it is a heightened state of being often associated with the erotic and morbidity. In order to fully appreciate the lifestyle, one must explore all musical options, read literature written by the masterminds, and of course dress the part. In this…Continue readingIdeology of Gothic Clothing