Episode 8 ‘Beyond Any Measure’-Dr. Ingmar Magnus I presume


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.

The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas

The Golden by Lucius Shepard

Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro 

The Hunger by Whitley Strieber

The Keep by F. Paul Wilson

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


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