Zombies, werewolves, vampires, and . . . Vikings?
Yes, the ferocious, globe-trotting rapists, pillagers, and marauders who traveled the known world of the Middle Ages as far as the Charles River — you have doubtless seen the Leif Erikson tower in Waltham — may be popular culture’s latest object of fascination.
■ Eric Northman, Sheriff of Area 5, a vampire district in Louisiana, and owner of the Fangtasia bar, is a star of the HBO hit “True Blood.’’ The son of a Viking king, the fictional Eric not only has vampire crossover cred, but he recently learned that werewolves murdered his family a thousand years ago. Vamps, Vikes, and werewolves: the pop-cult trifecta. All hail the HBO script scribblers!
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
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