I recieved this DVD collection for Christmas. I LOVE history and scary ghost stories so this was the perfect gift for me. This collection was put together by The History Channel and includes five DVDs. The five DVDs are "Vampire Secrets", "Salem WitchTrials, ""Poltergeist, " "The Haunted History of Halloween, " and "Hauntings."
In "Vampire Secrets" The History Channel takes you back to all the stories and legends of the Vampire. From people who have influenced the creation of the Vampire to films and movies based on this creature. There is more to the history of the Vampire then just Vlad The Impaler and this DVD walks you through all the Vampire like legends.
In "Salem Witch Trials" The History Channel walks you through the history and events of these most famous trials. From stories of young girls just picking on people through out their village in Salem to real "witches" of today and their appreciation of the earth.
In "Poltergeist" The History Channel walks into the world of those spirits that go bump in the night and tend to throw things. This episode discusses 4 different episodes that may involve a poltergeist.
In "The Haunted History of Halloween" The History Channel explains the meaning and original rituals of this famous and fun holiday. It explains how the holiday was started and the religious back ground that influenced it into being. It also goes to show how the world has changed it into what we all know it as today.
In "Hauntings" The History Channel visits several families who claim they have been haunted by spirits of those who have passed on.
Each DVD is approximately 1 - 2 hours in length.