Beyond Any Measure
Originally Published: Whispers #15-16, March 1982 edited by Stuart David Schiff
Awards: Won 1983 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella
Whiskey Pairing: High West Double Rye
Special thanks for this episode to Lincoln Brown for helping with the afterward by Wagner in the Scream Press edition of In a Lonely Place, and to Phil Gelatt for loaning me recording equipment.
Beyond Any Measure is easily one of my favorite Wagner tales, and I was so grateful to have Victoria Dalpe as my guest host. Her knowledge of horror, and specifically vampires, is a dark cold well that runs deep. In this episode, she adds a very insightful context for this story and its place in horror history.
I urge folks to check out her own book Parasite Life from Chizine’s Chiteen imprint. It was just released in Canada and the pre-orders for the US are now open. It’s a fresh take on vampirism and has a nice gothic influence for Wagner fans.
Victoria mentioned a plethora of books which I’m linking to below. Oh yeah, and the vampire Count from Chelsea Quinn Yarbo, his name is Saint-Germain.
Because there were so many film references I wanted to leave you with some fun clips as well.
Carroll Boland as the original goth vampire-here 1:44
Emma Peel in Lilith Costume (I know I said Dianna Peel at some point, sheesh)-here