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The Economics of Dracula – John Edgar Browning on Monsters in Our Culture

John Edgar Browning
John Edgar Browning
Credit Rob Felt / Georgia Tech

Scary movies are in season with Halloween just a day away. As people dim the lights and pop in their favorite horror movies looking for a good scare, we wondered why we’re so fascinated by movie monsters and, in particular, vampires. Thankfully, we have an expert here in town: John Edgar Browning is the Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media and Communication at Georgia Tech, and he is a scholar of vampires. He sat down with WABE’s Myke Johns to talk about what is behind those things that go bump in the night.

Broadcast version of this story, orig aired 10/30/2014

In this web-exclusive, Browning talks about his take on contemporary vampire culture:

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