An EXPLORATION OF THE VAMPIRE GENRE

I LOVE Vampire Stories.

Movies, Books, Comics, Video Games, Role Playing Games, whatever. I grew up on the Lost Boys, then fell in love with my wife over a game of Vampire The Masquerade. I moved to Los Angels just in time for Buffy the Vampire Slayer to premiere, and then witnessed the movie landscape shift a year later with Blade. I cracked open Interview with the Vampire much later in life than I should have, and inhaled it all the way through Queen of the Damned. I read Dracula for the first time in my late 30’s, just in time to watch Twilight hit the scene. And I loved it. (Even got a screen credit on one of the films!). I’m convinced Dracula Untold was only made for me, (thank you, Legendary,) and I think Jonathan Rees Meyers was inspired casting for the NBC show.

And I never miss an episode of Legacies. I know.

I know.

All of this to say that I wanted a Youtube Channel so niched that it was only about Vampire Stories and the creative process of making them. I wanted to hear from writers and artists and craftspeople who make the stories I love, and I wanted to hear about their processes. And, to be honest, I wanted to roll around the great big tapestry that is vampire fiction - from Polidori’s The Vampyre all the way up to Castlevania, as if it were all one glorious world of night and teeth.

So please, come with me! And together, we can explore THE VAMPIRE’S CASTLE!