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  • Educator Stanley Stepanic
  • Director Phuong Mai NGUYEN
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Animator Phuong Mai NGUYEN
  • Art Director Phuong Mai NGUYEN
  • Character Designer Phuong Mai NGUYEN
  • Storyboard Artist Phuong Mai NGUYEN
  • Editor Phuong Mai Nguyen

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For more information on Stoker’s life, Barbara Belford’s excellent biography, Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula. This article: Bram Stoker: 10 facts about Dracula author is another great place to start!

Read this article for a quick overview of vampire history. For information concerning vampire folklore and the impact of the Vampire Epidemic, check out Paul Barber’s Vampires, Burial, and Death. To learn more about vampire folklore including a discussion of vampire hunting, read Bruce McClelland’s Slayers and Their Vampires. Finally, for an overview of the vampire’s impact in film, take a look at Silver and Ursini’s The Vampire Film.

This article: The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold discusses the evolution of vampire stories from Dracula to the present. You can also watch The True Origin of Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves to learn more.

This TED-Ed lesson also will provide some great background: Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact - Michael Molina.