People all over the world have feared vampires. In some places, such as the Balkans and the easternmost parts of Europe, these beliefs were very much alive even at the start of the 20th century.
Vapriikki decided to find out what it is about vampires that fascinates people. The exhibition unveils vampire-related superstitions to show where vampires come from, how they can be recognised and how mortals can protect themselves against them. The similarities between Vlad the Impaler, the tyrant of Wallachia, with Count Dracula are also revealed. In addition, the exhibition sheds light on vampires in films, literature and pop culture, not forgetting the most iconic bloodsucker of all time, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The exhibition is open 15.2.–18.8.2019.
Vapriikki doesn’t recommend this exhibition to small children; it contains powerful footage.