“The best definition I can give of a vampire is a living, mischievous and murderous dead body. A living dead body! The words are idle, contradictory, incomprehensible, but so are vampires.”
Scoffern (Stray leaves of Science and Folk Lore)
Vampires, Vampyre, Vampir, Vampyyri, Vampyras, Vampyr, Vampyras, Vampiro… It really makes no difference how the word is used for the meaning remains the same the world over and for as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed a fascination with (and a sneaky regard!) for these undead creatures of folklore and mythology.
However, as much as I appreciate that this interest of mine will not be shared by everybody and so in keeping with the ideas of ‘mischief’ and the ‘incomprehensible’ that Scoffern has attributed to the vampyre; I have created something of a fantastical store that seeks to offer those essential accouterments for any discerning hunter or slayer of the un-dead.
And so without further ado, I am now going to unlock the door of the Monsignor Suárez Vampyre Slayer’s Emporium that is located ‘somewhere’ in the All Hallows Hamlet…