Vampire Secrets is a 2006 docudrama about the mythology and lifestyle of vampires, produced by Indigo Films for the History Channel, and narrated by Corey Burton.
The documentary features the history of vampires from Indian (Hindu goddess Kali), Greek, and Chinese origins, and references to the Bible and ancient Mesopotamia. Other topics include:
- Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula
- James Spalding, a Scotsman (c. 1400)
- Elizabeth Bathory
- Haidamaque, Hungary, 1715
- Blood ritual
- Anne Rice's vampire novels
- Vampire: The Masquerade: Rod Ferrell (VTM role-player who thought he was a real vampire), killed two people in Eustis, Florida, USA, and was sentenced to death (but reduced to life imprisonment)
- Sex appeal: Nosferatu (1922 film), 1931 film with Bela Lugosi (The Master of Horror), Vampirella, and others; demon lover story (Gaspar)
- Vampire underground and gothic subculture: Susan Walsh (researcher for The Village Voice) who falls for a purported "living vampire" (Christian) and disappears in January 1996
- Psychic vampire (Rasputin, aura photography, Joe H. Slate), Sanguine, vampire lifestylers
Features commentaries by authors Katherine Ramsland, J. Gordon Melton, parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach, Michelle Belanger, and Father Sebastiaan, forensic biologist Mark Benecke, professor Thomas Garza, and others.
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