We open the episode with a toast to the late, great Edgar Allan Poe on the anniversary of his passing at the young age of 40. Then we discuss the first five chapters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 

We also have a great conversation about Bram Stroker’s contribution to the vampire genre, the origins of the modern vampire leading up to the creation of Dracula, how Dracula has established the classic vampire tropes we all know and love, and we talk about the narration and writing styles of classic literature around the time of Bram Stoker.

Even though this is a shorter episode, we cover a lot of great topics.

#66: When Horror Taboos Go Too Far Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

We open the episode with a wholesome talk about Caleb’s new kitten. Then Spencer and Caleb spark their eternal blood feud that will ultimately lead them to their graves. After all that fun, we get into the topic at hand. We have a conversation about how and why certain taboo subjects can ruin a horror story, and we give specific examples of failed usage of these taboo subjects, as well as possible ways to utilize them properly. If you want to read some great horror stories, check out http://www.drunkenpenwriting.com You can also follow us on Twitter @drunkpenwriting On Instagram @drunkenpenwriting And like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/drunkenpenwriting
  1. #66: When Horror Taboos Go Too Far
  2. BookCast #7: Dracula Chapters 5-10
  3. DBS #32: The Big Horror Talk
  4. BookCast #6: Dracula Chapters 1-5
  5. DBS #31: Brainstorming Horror

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