In this episode, Cory and Laine delve into the myth of the vampire. We talk about the common (and some uncommon) folklore that has become associated with vampires, and how that relates to the vampires of the Buffy-verse.
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Music for this episode is “Digging a Grave,” by Shadows from the Underground, and is used under license from Magnatune.
3 thoughts on “Episode 1: The Myth of the Vampire”
As a fan of New World Witchery and someone who recently started rewatching Buffy, I’m super excited about your new podcast. One topic I wish would’ve have been discussed more in this episode is the sexuality of vampires. In other vampire universes, such as Anne Rice’s, sex just isn’t a thing vampires care about. If I’m remembering correctly, doesn’t Darla get pregnant at some point? I’m sure it will come up more at some point, I was just surprised it didn’t in this episode. Looking forward to following along as I rewatch!
I’m listening to this now, and I’m only a bit into it but really appreciate the frank discussion of Cordelia as a character. I think Cordelia took a lot of undeserved flack while the show was airing, and part of that was because of her actions and part was just how the show framed her. In more recent years the pendulum has swung in the other direction (maybe a bit too far), so I love this discussion of her as a multidimensional character. And THANK YOU for calling out that Jesse vamp scene when he dances with her.
Sorry for posting to such an old episode. Just found this podcast from listening to the New World Witchery podcast (which I also just found). Re: the question of vampires features changing when they “vamp out”: there are quite a few films and TV series that do this – the “Nick Knight” TV film, which the “Forever Knight” TV series was based on, came out three years or so before “Buffy”, and used a very similar makeup. Other movies did this to a greater or lesser extent all the way back to the beginning of vampire cinema.