The Vampire Controversy
A full moon hovers on the horizon and a crowd of villagers stand around an open grave. A heartbeat passes, and then the coffin lid is pried off. Someone swings a lantern closer, casting beams of light upon the familiar figure that rests inside. An unholy gasp sweeps through the small gathering. The person inside the casket looks like a monster. Skin ruddy and bloated, blood seeping from nose and mouth, even the hair and fingernails have grown longer than when the body was interred.
On top of this, the loss ...