Column by Leah Dearborn
Vampires spit in the face of all of “human” benchmarks and demonstrate an alternative mode of existence, possibly an easier pill to swallow for male versus female characters.
Column by Christopher Shultz January 6, 2020
The Count began life as straight-up bad guy, but now his role in pop-culture is a lot more complicated.
Column by Peter Derk November 8, 2018
If you don't make those decisions before you die, your loved ones will have to. And even then, who knows...
Column by Peter Derk
These same ol' boring books, movies, and TV shows got you down? We've got the solution! A (nonsensical, ill-fitting, badly done) vampire!
Column by Peter Derk
Bram Stoker wrote 12 novels, and only ONE of them was 'Dracula'! But what's going on between the pages of those other novels?
Review by JS Breukelaar
Dracula lives again in this resurrected Icelandic adaptation of the Gothic classic.
Column by Karina Wilson May 26, 2014
Happy birthday Dracula! Since his first appearance in print on this day in 1897 he has never relinquished his hypnotic hold on our imaginations. Lurid takes a look at his genesis and legacy.
Column by Rob Blair Young March 17, 2014
Happy St. Paddy's Day! I take you through Irish literary history and show off some of the best writers from the Emerald Isle.
Column by Brian McGackin October 25, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Column by Kimberly Turner April 29, 2013
Turning 30, or 50, or 60 without penning a bestseller doesn't mean you're washed up. These authors will inspire you to stop obsessing over prodigious 20-year-old wunderkind and write your damned book.
News by Dean Fetzer December 17, 2012
Bram Stoker, famed for penning one of the earliest vampire stories, Dracula, didn’t start with the famed Count - and now some of his earlier works have come to light.
News by Kimberly Turner November 8, 2012
Today's creepy Google Doodle honors Dracula creator Bram Stoker on what would have been his 165th birthday.
News by Rob Hart April 5, 2012
Matheson's novel, about a lone human surviving a world overrun by vampires, was picked for the award that was created in conjunction with the estate of Bram Stoker.
News by John Jarzemsky
Bram Stoker wrote his own contract for the publication of 'Dracula', a document the original publisher has released to the public.
Column by Karina Wilson February 24, 2012
Think female killers are rare, IRL or on the page? They're more common than you imagine. Lurid looks at the deadly women skulking in the shadows of popular fiction.