|STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA
| Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU
STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA 10, 2007
The Development of the Vampire Image from Folklore to Computer Games
This article aims to show the development of the image of vampires from folklore to computer games and tries to determine in which ways folklore enters the mass media and which are its new functions and shapes. Different mass media have changed the image of the vampire for their own needs, and popular culture has embraced this new image, which differentiates from the one we find in tradition. But the vampire, though with a different image, still remains well recognised in popular culture. The vampire in contemporary computer games offers its own image built from different levels like literature and film.
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