We're getting into the Halloween spirit in the Story Cauldron this week as the guys take a look at a fun mash-up of Universal Pictures' classic movie monsters and the folktales behind creatures like vampires, werewolves, and Frankenstein's monster. Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, Mary Shelley, Norse (and Roman) mythology, Robert Louis Stevenson, the Bible; there's a lot to talk about here - it's Van Helsing!
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Rosemary Ellen Guiley's Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and other Monsters contains a wealth of information on each of the creatures featured in this film.
A report published by the University of Missouri in 1909 titled "The Origin of the Werewolf Superstition" by Caroline Taylor Stewart
A brief history of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, from The New Republic
The "You Must Remember This" Podcast's recent episode on Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, two giants in the classic horror film world