Lockdown with a Vampire

Potion

Hey, ghouls! A wizard creates a magic potion, what could it be?  

Poisonous herbs and plants: from aconite to yew

Magical plants, relaxing plants, calming plants, plants for winter. We talked about all these types of herbs in previous articles, and what about poisonous plants? What are those plants and herbs to which we must pay particular attention to avoid intoxication? Or...

The Union

Hey, ghouls! A demon's job is not easy at all

The Ghouls

Hey, ghouls! This week's protagonist receives a menacing call, but he has other plans

Trinkets

Hey, ghouls! Becca has a new business, will she find clients?
Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker – Lockdown with a Vampire

Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker – Lockdown with a Vampire

Dracula's Guest is today's story for our Lockdown with a Vampire challenge, a collaboration with Bloody Reader. Written by Bram Stoker, it was initially planned as a part of Dracula but the author decided to take it out of the novel. Destined to remain unpublished, it was later published by his wife in 1914, after the author's death. Plot Dracula's Guest is a chapter that was cut out of the legendary novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula. It was written at the same time as the wider work but was left...

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Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Lockdown with a Vampire

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Lockdown with a Vampire

Written in 1872 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla is another of the big classics of vampire literature and the second tale we have chosen for our Lockdown with a Vampire challenge. As for the previous story, for this one too you'll also find an article in Italian on the Bloody Reader blog. Carmilla is part of a collection of ghost stories by Le Fanu, but it is definitely the most famous and the one that left the biggest mark of all the stories in the collection. Plot Her mother entrusts the...

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The Vampyre by John William Polidori – Lockdown with a Vampire

The Vampyre by John William Polidori – Lockdown with a Vampire

The Vampyre by John William Polidori is the first story in our Lockdown with a Vampire challenge. We want to remind our readers that they can find a review of this story in Italian on the Bloody Reader blog too. The Vampyre by Polidori dates back to 1819 and it wouldn't be inaccurate to say that it was the story that originated the character of the Vampire as we know it today. Lord Ruthven, the vampire in question, is a unique character. Even though he is never described as ugly, his...

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Lockdown with a Vampire – Reading Challenge

Lockdown with a Vampire – Reading Challenge

Lockdown with a Vampire is a reading challenge we have embarked on in collaboration with the Bloody Reader of Bloody Books blog. Throughout this challenge, we'll take a look at a list of short stories on the theme of vampires by considering and presenting one each day. It's a great chance for all who love the genre to read (or re-read) some of the biggest classics of vampire literature, some more well-known than others. Everyone is welcome to participate, this is an open challenge. You can...

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