Posted in October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Vampires and Halloween? Good eeeevening, readers! To celebrate the occasion, I thought I’d share a few treats with you. Advertisements

Prints of Darkness

Prints of Darkness

I was quite impressed by the following picture posted by Thomas Allen Dixon on the Facebook group, “Count Dracula”, which I co-admin.

Books I’ve Borrowed

Books I’ve Borrowed

In a previous entry (Hogg 2013), I mentioned sourcing out Tekla Dömötör’s Hungarian Folk Beliefs (1982) through interlibrary loan. I picked it up from the library today.

A Twist on Kits

A Twist on Kits

I’ve written quite extensively on supposedly antique Vampire Killing Kits (e.g. Hogg 2011a) and even interviewed a curator responsible for amassing the world’s largest collection (Hogg 2011b). But this may be the first time I’ve come across one intended for use against psychic vampires.

Just Another Bite

Just Another Bite

In the wake of a blog entry I wrote about “Transylvania vampire expert”,  István Pivárcsi (Hogg 2013), Niels K. Petersen has written a review of Pivárcsi’s 2012 book, Just a Bite (Petersen 2013). And, just as I suspected, the book’s not all it’s cracked up to be:

Writers Wanted!

Writers Wanted!

Sufi Mohamed, Editor-in-Chief of IndieJudge, is on the lookout for contributors to the magazine’s second issue: If you’ve got a 650-800 word never-before-published article on vampire films or TV shows—The Vampire Diaries, Angel, Twilight, or True Blood, preferably—contact him via IndieJudge‘s website.

Overlooked Book

Overlooked Book

As mentioned in a previous entry (Hogg 2013), I tend to trawl through Amazon and Amazon.co.uk for upcoming books on vampires. As much as I search, though, I sometimes overlook certain works.