Category : Literature

A Review of Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard

Focus your thoughts, gentle reader and let me know if this rings a bell. A maverick, Academy Award-wining director at the height of his fame and influence goes to a far away war-torn land to create his cinematic masterpiece. The movie’s plot involves a party of four men, who journey into a dark and uncivilized country, in search of a dark and deadly figure of the shadows.

American Vampire Returns March 2014

The eagerly awaited return of American Vampire is almost here. Set to appear in March 2014, writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque’s award winning Vertigo series will finally emerge from hiatus to pick up the events following the series’ last story arc “The Blacklist”, as the story of Pearl, Calvin, and Skinner Sweet shifts from the 1950’s and into the world of the swinging 60’s.

An Interview with Horror Author Darren Shan

New York Times bestselling author Darren Shan has sold over 25 million copies of his novels, worldwide. His young adult vampire series, The Saga of Darren Shan (also known as Cirque du Freak) has sold copies in 33 countries and in 30 languages, and was partially adapted for a major motion picture starring John C. Reilly and Salma Hayak in 2009.

Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare and The Vampire’s Assistant

When you look up Darren Shan’s Cirque du Freak book series, you will find it categorized in either the “children” or “young adult” sections online and in stores. I will admit, I was twelve when I first picked up Book 1 in the 12 part series, A Living Nightmare, and I kept reading, finishing the series when I was seventeen, but I can say that this series crossed over from being a scary story for kids to something even adults […]

Dead Until Dark

What would you do if suddenly it was revealed that vampires are real and living among us? That’s exactly what happens to the world in Dead Until Dark, the first novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series (formally called The Southern Vampire Mysteries).

On the Devil’s Road: The Vampire Chronicles Travel Guide [New Orleans Part I]

[dcs_blockquote author=”The Vampire Lestat (1985)” framed=”true”] From my stone pillow I have dreamed dreams of the mortal world above. I have heard its voices, its new music, as lullabies as I lie in my grave. I have envisioned its fantastical discoveries. I have known its courage in the timeless sanctum of my thoughts. And though it shuts me out with its dazzling forms, I long for one with the strength to roam it fearlessly, to ride the Devil’s Road through its […]

The Matriarch

From start to finish, Kevin A. Ranson’s The Matriarch, digs its claws into the reader’s imagination and takes flight. The present day story fuses together both the reality we as mortals know, with the unknown supernatural world of vampires and ghosts.

Dr. Elizabeth Miller on Dracula: “The Stuff of Nightmares”

Elizabeth Miller is recognized internationally for her expertise on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula – its origins in folklore, literature and history, as well as its influence on the culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell #1

Although the critically acclaimed American Vampire ongoing series by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque is still on hiatus at the moment, this week our thirst for blood is sated a little as Vertigo release American Vampire The Long Road To Hell, a one-shot special by co-writers Snyder and Albuquerque, with art by Rafael Albuquerque. This eagerly awaited release has a striking cover by Albuquerque, and a variant cover is also provided by Tony Moore.

The Writing of “In The Footsteps of Dracula: A Personal Journey and Travel Guide”

The essence of the vampire as an archetype, along with its long history within fiction and folklore, runs deeply through the current of how the world perceives the term. Whether an individual specifically subscribes to archetypal exploration (and the manifestation of archetype in practices such as psychodrama) or not, we believe it’s important to recognize all aspects beneath the layer of a word, an identifying term, with such a rich (and at times sordid) past. The following is a piece written by […]