The Supernatural in History and Legend: Vampires (2000)

Genres - History, Spirituality & Philosophy, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Mythology, World History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This documentary is one of a three-part series that examines phenomena in the mysterious world of the occult. One subject that has persisted in the world psyche is the belief in vampires. With commentary, re-enactments, and art, the film chronicles some of the stories throughout the world on vampires. In folklore, the vampire is a living corpse that must feed on the blood of victims in order to continue to live. The most famous vampire may be Dracula, created by English author Brian Stokes, in 1897. The tale has been the subject of a number of films, including Nosferatu. The Hungarian-born actor Bela Lugosi is forever identified with his role as Dracula. That the topic continues to capture the modern imagination is evidenced by the immense popularity of Anne Rice's vampire novels. The film makes a thorough study of the world of vampires.



legend [fable], vampire