Monsters Among Us
Monsters. Ghosts. Zombies. From horror movies to Halloween, we see the creatures that go bump in the night everywhere, but where did they come from? The primal fears of our ancestors fueled the stories that lived on through legend, page, and screen. Join us as we peer into the histories of some of the most prevalent creatures in pop culture, including vampires, werewolves, zombies, and ghosts. Come and meet the Monsters Among Us, if you dare.
S01:E01 - Vampires: From Folklore to Literature
The presence of vampires throughout history, culminating in the writing of "Dracula."
S01:E02 - Vampires: The Rise of Dracula
The vampire's popularity is supplemented by the invention of cinema.
S01:E03 - The Undead
Investigating the idea of the dead coming back to life.
S01:E04 - The Spirit World
The idea of a parallel world of the spirits and ghosts returning to Earth is examined.
S01:E05 - Demons
Demons are often cited as the source of humanity's justification of evil in the world.
S01:E06 - Witchcraft
The evolution of witches in popular culture, including their origins in religious persecution.
S01:E07 - Werewolves and Shapeshifters
Exploring the role of shapeshifters in stories and legends.