In this episode I speak with Lawrence Burgess, theater and voice actor and host of the Dracula Podcast. You can find Lawrence at
It's our now annual episode with 'Salem's Lot scholar Jess Peacock. Back for his third year in a row, this time we tackle the film/mini-series versions of the book. You can find Jess on Facebook at Legacy of the Marsten House.
In this episode, I speak with scholar Hans de Roos, who is responsible tor the 2017 book "Powers of Darkness," and organizing this years "Children of the Night Dracula Congress" in Brasov, Romania.
Happy National Comic Book Day! Last month, I attended the Dallas Comic Show in Lewisville, TX, where I had the opportunity to speak with Buffy artist Georges Jeanty and 30 Days of Night artist Ben Templesmith.
On Friday, May 4th, I spent some time walking around Texas Frightmare Weekend, meeting guests, talking to artists and vendors, and picking up some cool artwork. Links to featured guests in this episode: outofmymind.co www.MadlyMadeCreations.com theartoforr.com jimfergusonmakingascene.com horrorartist.com
In this episode, I sit down with travel writer Leif Pettersen to talk about his 2016 book "Backpacking with Dracula: On the Trail of Vlad the Impaler and the Vampire He Inspired." You can order the book at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1533136599/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_70.rzbJTG7FJ1 You can also find Leif at http://leifpettersen.com/ and on Twitter @leifpettersen
Today we have a crossover episode with the Howl About That Podcast. First, check out their episode about the 1992 film, "Bram Stoker's Dracula," and then listen to this discussion about vampire movies in general. Thanks to Spencer, Riley, and Xander for taking out the time for these episodes. There is one odd cut in the middle where we thought that the weather sirens were going off, so I apologize for the quick edit. You can find them at howlaboutthat.com.
On Saturday, May 6th, I attended the Texas Frightmare Weekend convention in Dallas. I was able attend the Fright Night panel, and meet director Tom Holland, along with actors William Ragsdale and Amanda Bearse. I also had a chance to speak with Udo Kier and Malcom McDowell. Rounding out the day, I spoke with a convention goer cosplaying as Vlad the Impaler from the 1992 "Bram Stoker's Dracula."
This May is a busy one for DFW area vampire fans. Join me as I give a run down of Texas Frightmare Weekend's vampire offerings; some more information about the World Dracula Day Symposium that I'm organizing; and a new convention to Dallas, the Famous Monsters Convention. www.texasfrightmareweekend.com www.nctc.edu/dracula www.famousmonsters.com
Today I interviewed comic author Marv Wolfman at the North Texas Comic Book Show. Marv is the author of The Tomb of Dracula comic series that ran from 1972-1979, and is the creator of Blade, among many other important characters.
This episode is an interview with author and film historian David J, Skal. His new book "Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker" is now available - https://www.amazon.com/Something-Blood-Untold-Stoker-Dracula/dp/1631490109/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477629975&sr=8-1&keywords=something+in+the+blood
This very special episode is an extended interview with Jess Peacock, author of "Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture." I highly suggest you purchase his book now if you are at all interested in the connections between vampires and Christianity in literature, television, and film. https://www.amazon.com/Such-Dark-Thing-Theology-Narrative/dp/1620327198/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477369279&sr=8-1&keywords=such+a+dark+thing
In this episode I talk about some of the current vampire-related news, including new and upcoming books; the World Dracula Congress; the Halloween Bran Castle contest with Airbnb; the new Vampire World Documentary trailer from Father Sebastiaan; and a teaser for another Texas symposium in 2017. thevampirehistorian.com
In this episode, I sit down with fangsmith Father Sebastiaan for an extended interview. You can find Father Sebastiaan at www.vampireworld.com, and as always, find the podcast at thevampirehistorian.com