Vampires are “folkloric” creatures who subsist by feeding on the life essence (especially in the form of blood) of living creatures. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, the term “vampire” was not popularized until the early 18th century, after an influx of vampire superstition into Western Europe from areas where vampire legends were frequent. This increased level of vampire superstition led to mass hysteria and in some cases resulted in corpses actually being staked and people being accused of vampirism.
However, it is Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” (1897) that provided the basis of modern vampire fiction. The success of this book developed a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, video games, and television shows.
As we are going to read Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” in the second term, the 4th E.S.O. students prepared some project beforehand to familiarize themselves with the topic. Here you can see some of our students’ projects on vampires: