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07:06

Fangtastic Voyage: 'True Blood' Vampires Live On

The third season of HBO's vampire soap True Blood is now out on DVD. TV critic David Bianculli says the show's success proves that vampires -- more than werewolves, zombies or witches -- will turn out to be the most durable media monsters of all.

06:33

Sinking Our Teeth Into Season Three Of 'True Blood.'

HBO's vampire series True Blood returns with its third season Sunday. TV critic David Bianculli says the series is different from other vampire dramas appearing on screen these days -- including the phenomenally popular Twilight movie series. For the most part, he says, it's not about denial and restraint. It's about giving in.

15:27

A Tribute to Vampires from the Archives: Vampire History and Folklore.

Professor and writer Raymond McNally has studied the many portrayals of vampires in folklore and film. He has traced the origins of the Dracula story in Transylvania. He wrote the book "In Search of Dracula." McNally teaches at Boston College. (Next Month, November 8-9, McNally hosts the 150th celebration of Bram Stoker's birth at Boston College. For information call 617-552-3804 or e-mail him at mcnally@bc.edu) (REBROADCAST from 10/29/85)

34:30

From the Archives: The Enduring Taboos of "Dracula."

Writer Leonard Wolf. His latest book "Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide" (Broadway Books) is about our attraction to vampires and the curiosity they have provoked over the past 100 years. Wolf is thought of as a specialist on the subject, having written such books as "The Essential Phantom of the Opera," "The Essential Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," "The Essential Dracula," and a number of other horror related books. Wolf is also the winner of the O. Henry Fiction Award. (Originally aired 4/28/97) (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

35:01

The Undead Dracula Lives On

Writer Leonard Wolf. His latest book "Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide" is about our attraction to vampires and the curiosity they have provoked over the past 100 years. Wolf is thought of as a specialist on the subject, having written such books as "The Essential Phantom of the Opera," "The Essential Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," "The Essential Dracula," and a number of other horror related books. Wolf is also the winner of the O.

14:06

Why Are We So Captivated by Vampires?

Film historian David J. Skal. He's an expert on the horror film genre. His books include Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen (W.W. Norton) and The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror (Penguin, paperback). His newest book (written in collaboration with Elias Savada) is Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning, Hollywood's Master of the Macabre (Anchor Books).

16:29

The Grim History and Folklore of Vampires

Professor and writer Raymond McNally has studied the many portrayals of vampires in folklore and film. He has traced the origins of the Dracula story in Transylvania. His book about what he's found is called "In Search of Dracula," written with Radu Florescu. McNally is a professor of Rumanian and Eastern European culture at Boston College. (Rebroadcast)

28:07

Vampire History and Folklore.

Raymond McNally studies vampires in folklore, literature, and film. He is a professor of Romanian and Eastern European History at Boston College. His books include "In Search of Dracula" and "Dracula was a Woman." He discusses the man who was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula, Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler.

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