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Matthew Beresford
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Matthew Beresford is an archaeologist and author based in Nottinghamshire, and has conducted extensive research on both the vampire and werewolf myths in a European perspective, with particular emphasis on the history, archaeology, folklore, superstition, literature and the cinematic portrayal of the beings.

His work includes From Demons to Dracula: the creation of the modern vampire myth (Reaktion, 2008), Storia dei vampiri, with F. Biancani (Odoya, 2009) and The White Devil: the werewolf in European culture (Reaktion, 2013). He has also written articles for the Chronicles and University of Chicago, and contributed to The Discovery Channel, Der Speigel and National Geographic.

He is currently conducting research at the University of Hertfordshire as part of the Open Graves, Open Minds project on Lord Byron, John Polidori and the development of the literary vampire in the early nineteenth
century.

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Best Werewolves In Pop Culture

(17) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 2:17 PM

In recent years, it has been the vampire who seen somewhat of a resurrection (if you will forgive the pun), largely due to a certain Edward Cullen. Now, I'm not going to say vampires are "so last year," but..."vampires are so last year!"

2013 has its new favorite monster in...

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