UPDATE: 5/8/2014 I went to a gathering of weird magicians in Connecticut. It was a wonderful time making the acquaintance of others who, like me, were working to make entertainment for people who carry Halloween in their hearts all year round. One of them was a striking figure. Long, dark hair and pale skin, he performed under the name of Vlad and easily made you believe that he was a creature of the night… not of this world.
Vlad was (and is) a really nice guy and has always been very supportive of me. When I found out that his interest in vampires was more than merely theatrical, I knew I had to have him on The Shadow Hour. We set it up and I had my very own interview with a vampire! I learned a lot in talking with Vlad. He was patient with my ignorance as I stumbled into the understanding that there is always a basis in truth to the tales and legends. I learned about the people who consider themselves to be vampires and who act on it. I’m deeply grateful that he took the time and opened up as much as he did about something that is deeply personal. I hope you enjoy revisiting it.