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Vampires... Happy Halloween!Vampires have invaded popular culture and are ever present characters of Halloween! This article will take a look at the history of vampires and fantastic vampire inspired art on DA!Vampires... Happy Halloween! by raine-angel
Dracula. One of the first well known Vamps to hit popular culture! He was inspired by Vlad the Impaler a real military strong head who rules with an iron fist during a time of constant attacks. Vlad would impale his victims and even eat dinner while watching them die. However, there's no evidence to suggest he drank blood. Dracula was inspired by Vlad who was nicknamed Dracula meaning "The Dragon".
However, the Dracula story has many aspects that did and didn't continue on in vampire culture. For instance, Stroker was the first to suggest vampires sleeping in a coffin and in his book Dracula was not hurt by sunlight. 1 2 3