The Vampire

Transcending time and place, the figure of the vampire—in one form or another— has been present in the mythology and folklore of cultures the world over. Typically ingrained within systems of religious belief, the creature often served as a means of reinforcing spiritual practices and social values—a reminder of the inherent dangers of straying from… Continue reading The Vampire

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A Look at ‘Salem’s Lot

I recently revisited an old favorite and thought I’d sit down and share some thoughts on it. One cannot meaningfully discuss the overall effect of Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot without considering the concept of horrific metonymy. The idea, as you may already know, is a simple one: that an antagonist can be rendered more frightening… Continue reading A Look at ‘Salem’s Lot