Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact

The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe, but it has differed in the terrifying details. So, how did we arrive at the popular image we know, love and fear today? And what truly makes a vampire…a vampire? Michael Molina digs up the science and the superstition.

Lesson by Michael Molina, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.

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