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Songs About Vampires

Robert of the Radish
October 5, 2013

Songs About Vampires

Robert of the Radish
October 5, 2013

The beginnings of the vampire myth is impossible to pinpoint. The folklore of many cultures include some sort of demonic creature that feeds of the living, whether it be a victim's life energy or blood.

It was not until Bram Stoker's Dracula that the vampire began to take a form that would solidify into how we envision them today. Stoker modeled some of his Dracula character after the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes (1431-1476), better known as Vlad the Impaler. Vlad is regarded as a national hero in his homeland for defending against the Ottoman Turks. But in the western world, Vlad is seen as a monster due to his horrific practice of impaling live victims on wooden stakes outside his castle. One thing is certain however, Vlad was not a vampire, just one of the inspirations for Stoker's brilliant novel.

Vampires have continued to be big draws for booksellers and filmmakers, and on Halloween night you'll be hard-pressed to avoid seeing someone in a vampire costume.

This playlist includes 12 great songs about vampires.

Songs About Vampires
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