Vampiric Studies Biography

Ashley, Leonard, R.N., The Complete Book of Vampires. Barricade Books, NY. 1998. Auerbach, Nina. Our Vampires, Ourselves. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Barber, Paul. Vampires, Burial and Death, Folklore and Reality. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1988. Belford, Barbara. Bram Stoker and the Man Who Was Dracula. Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. … Read more

Interview With Father Sebastian Todd

Silver :Sebastian, thank you for meeting with me this eve :o) FatherTodd: it is my pleasure and honor. Silver : firstly, just give us a brief introduction on yourself for starters… FatherTodd: oooh I don’t know where to start. Silver : :o) anywhere you like :o) FatherTodd: let’s see. Well I grew up just like … Read more

The Problem with Immortality

When the image of the vampire is presented to us, we are filled– even if secretly or subconsciously– with longing. The three most desirable traits of the vampire are his power, sexuality and immortality. In this essay we will be looking at the immortality of the vampire. While, on the surface, immortality looks like a … Read more

Women in the Vampire World

There are essentially three roles of women in the vampire world. Women may be victims or vampires themselves. The third level of attachment to the vampire world (VW) is an outside attachment, and that belongs to the women who are mere observers, such as anyone who reads a vampire book and is drawn to it. … Read more

The Vampire, His Kith and Kin

by Montague Summers London, K. Paul Trench, Trubner [1928] New York, E.P. Dutton & Co. [1929]     IN all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural there is no more terrible tradition than that of the Vampire, a pariah even among demons. Foul are his ravages; gruesome and seemingly barbaric are the ancient and … Read more