Vampire Lore from Transylvania to Ancient Peru A presentation on the history and folklore of vampires, just in time for Halloween

Vampire Folklore

“Undead” characters of the male and female varieties literally haunt the global imagination. Sixteenth-century noblewoman Elizabeth Bathory drank peasant blood to maintain her youthful appearance; and the feared Kharisiri demon of the Bolivian Altiplano sucked the life-essence from Aymara children. These tales indicate class and religious conflicts whose actual histories surpass any horror story.   [Read more…]

5 Episodes In: The Originals


I love a good vampire story, always have. So, I wasn’t real sure if having a spin-off of a successful show like The Vampire Diaries was a bad idea or one just ill-timed, but I had concerns that this new show called The Originals might not be the best idea. Happy to report my misgivings were ill-placed.   [Read more…]

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” — A Slice of SciFi Movie Review


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Just look at what I just wrote. It’s a collection of words that have NO business being anywhere near each other. It’s ridciulous. It’s absurd. There’s no way you can take it seriously because of how ludicrous it is.

And so, when seeing a movie called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter you should expect an absurd, ridiculous, and ludicrous movie.   [Read more…]