How did Dracula become the world's most famous vampire? - Stanley Stepanic
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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.
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