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Halloween 2014 with Dr. Richard Sugg


The name Halloween (originally spelled Hallowe’en) is a contraction of All Hallows Even, meaning the day before All Hallows Day (better known today as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday.

Dr Richard Sugg is a lecturer in English studies at the University of Durham who has just completed volume one of Faces of the Vampire called the (The Real Vampires) – which will be published next year. He spoke to Jason on Monday Matters.


Vampires – A Horrid History

Dr Richard Sugg is a lecturer in the Department of English Studies and a member of 17th century Studies and has authored books such as “Murder after Death” and ” Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires”.

Bram Stoker published his book Dracula in 1897 and it could be argued that this and the 1958 Hammer film production of Dracula starring Christopher Lee truly brought Vampires to our screens and into our