Move Over, Alien Vs. Predator: This Halloween, It's.
Join us as we peer into the histories of some of the most prevalent creatures in pop culture, including vampires, werewolves, zombies, and ghosts. Come and meet the Monsters Among Us, if you dare. Contents: Part 1 - Vampires: From Folklore to Literature Part 2 - Vampires: The Rise of Dracula Part 3 - The Undead Part 4 - The Spirit World Part 5.
Monsters. Ghosts. Zombies. From horror movies to Halloween, we see the creatures that go bump in the night everywhere, but where did they come from? The primal fears of our ancestors fueled the stories that lived on through legend, page, and screen. Join us as we peer into the histories of some of the most prevalent creatures in pop culture, including vampires, werewolves, zombies, and ghosts.
We bring you an in-depth, Feature Review of a 2014 documentary about zombies called “Doc of the Dead,” which showcases our very own Kyle Bishop as a talking head zombie expert. So, you’ll get to hear Dr. Walking Dead’s additional insights about this movie, as well as Wolfman Josh’s comments from a documentary filmmaker’s perspective. Jay of the Dead also brings you a Feature Review.
William of Newburgh -- a man who advocated for research-based documenting was essentially writing about perceived ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and vampires. Ironically, William of Newburgh is considered by many folklorists to be the second Englishman to document accounts of the undead (Walter Map, his contemporary, beat him by six years).
The only thing scarier than vampires is ghosts. But imagine something scarier still: a ghost vampire. Say hello to Sava Savanovic. Sava was a Serbian vampire who lived in an old mill and fed on unwary travelers and millers who approached the mill after dark. Savanovic wasn’t killed or driven off like most of the other bloodsuckers on this list. According to locals, he simply stopped.
The most profitable film genre in America today offers horror, as does television: These include narratives about the apocalypse, ghosts, zombies, and vampires.
A list of 80 films compiled on Letterboxd, including The Curse of the Cat People (1944), Bride of the Monster (1955), Night of the Ghouls (1959), The Bad Seed (1956) and Monster on the Campus (1958). About this list: 5 Franchises (2 films from 2 franchises) Blind Dead, Exorcist, Psycho, Pumpkinhead, Gates of Hell Trilogy (kind of a stretch but I'm going with it anyway) 5 countries USA, UK.