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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Jan 26, 2021

Greye La Spina’s short story “Antimacassar” first appeared in Weird Tales in 1949, and since then, has been anthologized many times. The tale is a vampire story at heart, but what sets it apart from other vampire tales is its setting. La Spina trades traditional Transylvania castles for a cozy home atmosphere, in this case an old Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse. Don’t be fooled, though; the vampire in this story is not a cozy creature. Rather, the tale is one of cold-blooded murder. 

Recommended in this episode: The Return by Rachel Harrison

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.