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Vamp Jenn's Corner

Vamp Jenn's Corner

By Jennifer Vasquez
This is the podcast version of my blog site Vamp Jenn's Corner where the strange and unusual are welcome! I cover events, people, places and topics that are darkly inclined. If you're intrigued by the dark, morbid, forbidden and bizarre, then join me on my adventures as I explore the macabre & beyond and share my interesting finds. Visit my official website here: Follow me on social media! Find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @jennvofficial
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In Memoriam Marilyn Monroe
It's been 60 years since the passing of Marilyn Monroe and, in this episode, I'm commemorating the icon's memory. I talk about my visit to an exhibit at The Hollywood Museum, which showcases the actress's personal possessions and other memorabilia from her life. Plus, I share details about what happened during the 50th anniversary memorial service I attended and more. This episode is also available as a blog post: Links to content mentioned and/or discussed: Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates Blonde (Netflix Film) The Hollywood Museum Kissed by Marilyn Monroe Wines Marilyn Monroe official website Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner Marilyn Remembered Fan Club Marilyn Wines
August 03, 2022
Happy Walpurgis Night & Halfway to Halloween!
To celebrate the halfway to Halloween mark taking place between April 30 and May 1, I'm discussing the pagan roots of the dates, Walpurgis Night. Plus, I get into the half-o-ween spirit by sharing places to shop for macabre goods, costume predictions, upcoming events and more. Get ideas and inspiration for how to prepare for this spooky season! This episode is also available as a blog post: Relevant links and content: Endless Night The Glass Coffin Halloween Fiend PDX Halloween Happy Halloween Horror Nights Jade the Libra The Lair of Voltaire LeeAnna Vamp Michelle Halloween Midsummer Scream Mr. & Mrs. Halloween The Mystic Museum Spooky Little Halloween The Spooky Vegan Tours and Events "Dracula" Tour VampFangs Visit London Walpurgis Night
April 27, 2022
Spooky Ways to Celebrate Valoween!
For all those who are macabre at heart, we look for any way to make holidays spooky, and Valentine's Day is no exception! In this episode, I'm celebrating Valoween and sharing how you can enjoy it too. Plus, I delve into gothic couples in fiction that defy traditional love stories. This episode is also available as a blog post: Content mentioned and/or discussed: 7 Most Iconic Goth Couples Bram Stoker's Dracula Bride of Chucky The Bride of Frankenstein Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu Crimson Peak Death by Trivia party game "Eleonora" by Edgar Allan Poe Freddy Vs. Jason Friday the 13th: Horror at Camp Crystal Lake board game Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia  The Lair of Voltaire Gothic Homemaking Lovecraftian Mansions of Madness mystery game "Macabre Valentine" Spotify playlist by Vamp Jenn My Bloody Valentine The Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly The Nightmare Before Dinner cookbook by Zach Neil The Sleeping Beauty series by Anne Rice Horrified: Universal Monsters Board Game  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
February 09, 2022
Poe Pop Culture: A Birthday Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe
In honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday on January 19th, I'm sharing fascinating facts about the poet's life and taking a look at his presence in pop culture! This episode is also available as a blog post: Links to information mentioned and/or discussed: "A Dream Within a Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe Aurelio Voltaire Poe-inspired music: “Graveyard Picnic” and “The Conqueror Worm” on the album Raised by Bats The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness illustrated by Gris Grimly Extraordinary Tales film (2015) The Poe Museum The Raven movie (2012) The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters Shadow of the Raven by Nox Arcana The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" episode (aired October 1990) The Witchery Arts shop
January 19, 2022
Celebrating World Introvert Day & Being an Introvert
World Introvert Day is January 2nd! What is an introvert? In this episode I discuss introversion and my experience being an introvert, from the challenges to the positives. This episode is also available as a blog post:  Links to content discussed and/or mentioned: (free personality test) How Quarantine Is Affecting This Introverted Goth Blogger (Vamp Jenn's Corner blog post) The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extroverted World by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D. Introvert, Dear blog (Myers Briggs Test Indicator) Quiet Revolution blog Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain The Secret Lives of Introverts by Jenn Granneman
January 02, 2022
Best Spooky Gifts for Macabre Souls
Shopping for someone with a dark side? Then take a look at this list of great gifts for the spooky soul in your life! This episode is also available as a blog post: Links to content mentioned and/or discussed: BlackCraft Cult D.W. Frydendall Films to Watch on Goth Day Films for the Victorian Goth Heavy Red Ipso Facto Joseph Vargo KillStar Le Queen Noire Meagan “Magpie” Rodgers Meimaro Menton3 Miss Havisham's Curiosities MM Fabrications (blog post) & official website Mothmeister Northwood Supply The Oddities Flea Market (blog post) & official website Rick “Dienzo” Blanco Shane Izykowski Top 10 Halloween Books Top 10 Must-Read Dark Books VampFangs Vampire Vineyards Vampire Wine Tasting Review Wendy Lee Gadzuk The Witchery Arts
December 01, 2021
How to Practice Magickal Self-Care
Find out ways you can incorporate magick, ritual and spiritual practices into your self-care routine! This episode is also available as a blog post: Links and supplemental information to content mentioned or discussed: Aeclectic Tarot Alien: The Official Cookbook Creepy Concoctions from The Beetle House Cookbook blog post The Crooked Path Apothecary Dark Ambient Sound Bath blog post Deceptive Desserts: A Lady’s Guide to Baking Bad! Demure Lyfe Goddess Awakenin' The Gothic Tarot by Joseph Vargo Hype Priestess Ipso Facto Midnight Light book Pretty Spirits The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft Seance at Ipso Facto blog post Sui Generis Magicka (also includes links to Dark Ambient Sound Bath and Coven of Ashes) "Tarot and Oracle Decks Created For and By Black People" article Witches Brew Witch Walk 
November 17, 2021
Anne Rice: Her Vampires & Legacy
To commemorate Anne Rice's recent 80th birthday this October, I'm talking about the author, her work and her influence on me. Plus, I include a special bonus audio clip I recorded from an event I attended where you can hear the writer herself speak about what influenced her when coming up with her vampire tales. This episode is also available as a blog post: Relevant links and information to the content discussed and/or mentioned: AMC: Anne Rice Universe Anne Rice Official Site Christopher Rice Official Site Lestat The Musical Vampire Lestat Fan Club
October 13, 2021
Celebrating Halloween Around the World
Join me on a macabre journey as I discuss how countries around the world celebrate Halloween! This episode is also available as a blog post: Relevant links and information to the content discussed and/or mentioned: Bran Castle Derry Halloween Dracula Tours Endless Night Vampire Ball Hollywood Forever Cemetery Presents Dia de los Muertos Ken O'Malley Samhain Halloween Ireland Tour Salem Witches' Halloween Ball Spirits of Meath
September 22, 2021
Best Ways to Keep the Halloween Spirit Alive Year-Round
For those who wish every day was Halloween, this is an episode for you! I'm celebrating the 100-day mark to October 31st early by discussing ways anyone can make Halloween a lifestyle, not just a holiday. This episode is also available as a blog post: Relevant links and information to content discussed and/or mentioned: Antrum: The Deadliest Movie Ever Made As Above, So Below Aurelio Voltaire & The Lair of Voltaire Gothic Homemaking series Best Music for the Halloween Season featured on Creepy Kingdom The Dark Tower Series by Joseph Vargo Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery & Madness illustrated by Gris Grimly Films & TV Series for the Victorian Goth featured on Gothic & Amazing The Frankenstein Chronicles on Netflix La Femme En Noir Midnight Syndicate Monolith Graphics Nox Arcana
June 23, 2021
Top Must-Read Dark Books
Looking for your next spooky read? Here's a list of Top Must-Read Dark Books to satisfy any macabre soul! This episode is also available as a blog post: Relevant links and notes: The Bad Seed by William March/ The Bad Seed (1956) directed by Mervyn LeRoy The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish Drawing Blood, Exquisite Corpse and Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell The Hangman's Daughter Tales by Oliver Potzsch "Inferno" in The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri  Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in 19th-Century Culture by Per Faxneld The Simon Necronomicon Three Nights of the Vampire Trilogy by Amy Cross The Vampyre by John William Polidori
June 09, 2021
The Undead Way to Celebrate Dracula Day
Dracula Day commemorates the date the classic Gothic horror novel was released! In this episode, I'm sharing some of the best ways to celebrate the occasion. I talk about books to read, films to watch, vampire haunts to visit and so much more. This episode is also available as a blog post: List of topics mentioned: Alex's Bar Bran Castle My Vampire Transformation: Getting Custom Fangs by Father Sebastiaan ( Dracula Tour by (In the episode I state that tours are paused, but I recently found out that the travel company is still hosting its Dracula tours and bookings are available for this year!) FIRA's From Vegas With Blood ( Midnight Syndicate Nox Arcana Rose Sinister Vampire Podcast The Sixth Chamber "Walpurgis Night" ( Vampire Vineyards Recommended Reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova In Search of Dracula by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu The Science of Vampires by Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Suspira Magazine: The Vampire Issue Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night by Dr. Bob Curran The Vampire Companion by Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Vampire Forensics by Mark Collins Jenkins Vampires: The Occult Truth by Konstantinos
May 26, 2021
Happy World Goth Day!
For this special Goth Day episode, I talk a bit about the history of the subculture, how I first got into goth, plus share some fascinating goth music and film recommendations! List of topics discussed or mentioned: 7 Films to Watch on Goth Day Cemetery Confessions Podcast Cleopatra Records Do You Know Your Goth ABCs? The Goth Bible by Nancy Kilpatrick Goth: Undead Subculture Gothic Charm School Growing Up Goth: Finding My Self Within the Subculture Lip Service Projekt Records World Goth Day
May 12, 2021
History’s Most Formidable Occultists
Curious to delve into the world of occultism? Hear about some of history's most influential occult figures. I discuss a prophet who isn't Nostradamus, a man known as the "Great Beast," two women who've revived the Santa Muerte cult and others! This episode is also available as a blog post: Following are relevant links and information to topics mentioned and/or discussed: The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish Church of Satan Gary Lachman Helena Blavatsky Marie Laveau Mother Shipton Find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @jennvofficial
April 28, 2021
10 Intriguing Vampires of Legend & Lore
A list that includes some of the most alluring vampires to grace history and pop culture. This episode is also available as a blog post: Following are links related to a few of the topics mentioned in the episode: Anne Rice The Official Site Castlevania Netflix Series Jaye Wells: Sabina Kane Series World of Darkness (Originally released by White Wolf Publishing) Find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @jennvofficial
April 14, 2021
Destinations Surrounded by Paranormal Activity
These destinations have very strange histories connected to them. This episode originally appeared on Vamp Jenn's Corner and is also available as a blog post: Following are links to the official websites of places mentioned in the episode: Island of the Dolls Villisca Ax Murder House Hoia Baciu Forest Find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @jennvofficial
April 09, 2021
Welcome to Vamp Jenn's Corner
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March 27, 2021