Category Archives: Vampires

The Trauma Fairy

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggReddit I am pretty sure I’ve discovered a new fairy who has been in my life for some time now. I’m calling her The Trauma Fairy, and my belief is she goes into our minds while we sleep and erases things that are just too awful to remember. One of the more dramatic times she… Read full post.

The Body (Buffy Season 5, Episode 16; Feb 27, 2001)

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditThis was the episode that inspired this blog, and is easily one of the saddest 45 minutes, like, ever. After Wendy’s murder on October 28, 2000, I started to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer religiously. I knew if Wendy were alive she’d still be having weekly Buffy parties at her house and I wanted to… Read full post.

Sezin’s Screamfest: Top Ten Horror Movies of the Last Ten Years

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditI *heart* horror films. It’s probably not a healthy thing to *heart* but I can’t help it. I love horror movies so much that I even found a way to incorporate theories of horror in my university dissertation and hopefully soon-to-be-published first book. Oh yeah I so did. Since I am of the recently unemployed,… Read full post.

Nibble Nibble Here, Nibble Nibble There

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditA strange local phenomenon: Czech people eat in public all the time. Not just normal eat-on-the-go types of foods like gyros, ice cream or pizza. You see them at tram and metro stops nibbling on peices of bread. Not French bread, or croissants, or even decent healthy-looking bread. It’s always the cheap, nasty Czech bread… Read full post.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, a film by Tom Tykwer, 2006

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditI am not particularly crazy about stories of murderers, but this one compelled me to watch it mainly because its director made the incomparable Run, Lola, Run and I also wondered what perfume has to do with murder. From the first scene I was captivated. The film opens in a filthy Parisian fishmarket where Jean-Baptiste… Read full post.

In A Glass Darkly, by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, 1872

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditIn A Glass Darkly is known as one of “the classics of occult fiction” and one of the first novels that portrays strange occurrences from an observer’s detached perspective. When I was researching horror for my novel Terata Americana of the Raving Variety, I read numerous references to this novel, which is actually a collection… Read full post.