Sharpen your teeth (and your wits) because this month, we’re devouring the world of Anne Rice and her cinematic vampires. Discussing their emergence from Gothic literary fever dream to hyper-stylized incarnations on the big screen, Andrea and Alex prove that there’s still life in them yet.
Episode 78. Blood Ties: Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002)
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Interview with the Vampire. Dir Neil Jordan, 1994.
Queen of the Damned. Dir. Michael Rymer, 2002.
Anne Rice and Queering of Culture. A discussing of Anne Rice’s ability to subvert cultural norms.
The Rise of Nu Metal. An in-depth history of nu-metal’s influences, popularity and decline.
Why We Seek the High of Fame. Psychology Today’s analysis of the desire for notoriety.
The Timeless Myth of Medusa, a Rape Victim Turned Into a Monster. A look at the construction of a female monster.
Encyclopedia Gothica by Liisa Ladouceur. Goth subculture, A – Z.
My Vampire Boyfriend: Postfeminism, “Perfect” Masculinity, and the Contemporary Appeal of Paranormal Romance. A look at the romantic appeal of vampires among young women.