Interview with Steve Niles


This episode is a short interview with “30 Days of Night” creator Steve Niles, recorded on the floor at the Dallas Comic Show. You can find Steve at


Interview with Leif Pettersen

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 here – Backpacking with Dracula
You can also find Leif at and on Twitter @leifpettersen

Howl About That Podcast Crossover


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

Texas Frightmare Weekend


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.”

Appearance on “Strange Dimensions”


On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, I had the pleasure of being the guest on paranormal author Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s weekly radio show Strange Dimensions. We had a wonderful conversation for a full hour about all aspects of vampires. Rosemary has published several books on vampires herself, among her almost 80 published works.

Here is the link to download the archival recording of the radio show. Enjoy!

Strange Dimensions

May in DFW: Texas Frightmare Weekend, World Dracula Day Symposium, and Famous Monsters Convention


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.

Texas Frightmare Weekend – May 4-6, 2017
Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel

World Dracula Day Symposium – May 25-26, 2017
North Central Texas College – Flower Mound

Famous Monsters Convention – May 26-28, 2017
Dallas Sheraton Hotel

Interview with Marv Wolfman


Today I interviewed comic author Marv Wolfman at the North Texas Comic Book Show. Marv is the author of The Tomb of Dracula Marvel comic series that ran from 1972-1979, and is the creator of Blade, among many other important characters.

You can find Marv at

Don’t forget about the upcoming World Dracula Day Symposium –

Interview with David J. Skal


Listen above, or click here – Interview with David J. Skal

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.

You can find David online at The Monster Show or on Facebook

Here are some of his books:

Hollywood Gothic: the Tangled World of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Queen The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
Romancing the Vampire: Collector’s Vault Dracula: Norton Critical Edition
Halloween: The History of America’s Darkest Holiday
Something in the Blood: the Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula



Interview with Jess Peacock


Listen above, or click here – Interview with Jess Peacock

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.

Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture