Vampires In the Media

With all the mainstream attention Vampires have these days, it’s not hard to deny the cash flow that Hollywood is making. The hype of the vampire films of the days of old and not so old, has lost its appeal as well as the mystery.

It used to be sunlight, crosses, silver, garlic and stakes that would stop a Vampire.

Now we see images of vampires that will not feed on humans, survive in sunlight as well as the vampire in love with a human i.e. True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight.

Now the old Dracula film (based of the legend of Vladimir the Impaler) was a great piece of work for its time. It opened the imagination and invoked the passion for more vampire stories.  It showed the history of the damned from the 1st of his kind.

Blade ran its course and was a cool adaptation of a poor comic book.

The Vampire Chronicles By Ann Rice was very good and the downfall was the strong homosexual content.

Now True Blood is a great story and plot. It revolves around the public announcement of Vampires, where all sorts of supernatural beings are present; telepaths, gods, shapeshifters and werewolves.

Let’s just wait until the Wolfman comes to theaters.

Winter 2010 -Juan H. Tejeda Jr


One Response to “Vampires In the Media”

  1. veteransupwardbound Says:

    Thank you for your post, Juan. I like your analysis of how the portrayal of vampires in Hollywood has changed. It’s almost as if the allure and mystery surrounding vampires has been diluted thanks to these re-imaginings of the legend. I also like how you introduce other mediums into your analysis, namely comic books and literature. Great work! I look forward to seeing more posts from you!


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