Some of the creepiest stories come from the Victorian era. The ghost stories that formed the foundation of modern horror, vampires in popular culture, the reanimated dead -- most have roots in this era. So what was going on? Victorian era death photos, elaborate funeral rituals, superstitions, and more.
On this week's DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern looks at many of the rituals and beliefs that surround the dead from that era and how it shaped our modern fears.
Topics covered on this episode:
- Photographing the dead.
- Tales and superstitions about reanimating the dead.
- Religious beliefs concerning the dead.
- Funeral etiquette and superstitions.