Secrets of the Dead - Vampire Legend
Bram Stoker penned his gothic horror ""Dracula"" in 1887 and popularized the modern vampire myth - but evidence now points to those myths originating in England, not Eastern Europe as many believe. Unexplained burials, identified as 'deviant' and 'cursed' by their contemporaries, were detailed in Stoker's original research notes and drafts, discovered by his great-grandson in the family archive.
Oxford professor John Blair follows clues in medieval burials in England that may offer insight into physiological reasons for the formation of the myths. The cases hint at a deeply-held belief that the dead could rise and bring fear to the living…a belief that predates the Eastern European lore and is forcing a reexamination of the modern vampire legend.
Producer: Stephanie Carter, Benjamin Phelps
Executive Producer: Harry Marshall, Owen Gay, Steve Burns
Production Company: Icon Films, Ltd; WNET; Thirteen
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Kate Thomas-Couth, Tobey Fenn, Nick Head
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen