A Brief History of Vampires

They’ve been around for longer than you think

Vampire by Edvard Munch, 1895 (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by Author)

Vampires are a staple of the horror genre. These bloodthirsty monsters have been a key part of popular culture ever since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897. But they’ve actually been around for much longer than that.

Though the word “vampire” doesn’t appear in English until the 1700s, the tale of the…

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