One of the reasons the myth of vampires endures and captures the popular imagination is that vampires are a powerful metaphor for a wide range of cultural practices and social problems.
New research is uncovering medieval legends about the undead in Britain.
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Other than church, the pipe organ is often perceived as belonging in horror movies. But there's more to the instrument that spans most musical genres.
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He was the best of the Draculas, an Anglo-European vampire who could be tragic and sensuous at the same time.