For millennia, vampires and werewolves have fought a deadly war seeped in blood, an unending battle fueled by an everlasting hatred of each other. Or have they? Myth tells us that under the cover of darkness, they prey on unsuspecting victims. They watch quietly from the shadows waiting to pounce and quench their unending thirst for the nectar of life – human blood. But what's the truth behind the lore? Which real animals have inspired and shaped the myths?
Vampire bats and wolves are the real-life faces of these horrible tales. But there are a multitude of other blood-suckers who inhabit nature. The In the Blood exhibition takes you on a journey of discovery. Learn how bats and wolves have been transformed in folk lore and modern fiction. See how popular culture has re-invented the vampire and werewolf through film, television, comics and pop novels. From blood-borne diseases to the mythology of the cultural phenomena of Dracula, Texas Tech research is at the heart of In the Blood. Join the Museum of Texas Tech University for a truly monstrous experience.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website