RANDY CORDOVA, .thetimesherald.com
There is a proliferation of bloodsuckers around these days, and we don’t mean mortgage brokers.
Instead, it’s the genuine article: pasty-faced vampires who take dirt naps during daytime.
Leading the bat pack is Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular “Twilight” series, which feels like Judy Blume crossed with Bram Stoker.There’s also the erotic “True Blood,” which, in its second season, has emerged as HBO’s highest-rated show.
But that’s just the tip of the vampire iceberg. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro turned author for this year’s blood feast “The Strain,” which hit the best-seller list. The Swedish flick “Let the Right One In” was an art-house hit last year. And coming this fall to the CW network is “The Vampire Diaries,” an adaptation of the popular series of young-adult novels by L.J. Smith.
Why are we suddenly so hot for the undead? Werewolves seem pretty cool, too, but they’re not grabbing magazine covers.
“This may sound crazy, but vampires are beautiful, gorgeous men and women who have been caught at their prettiest,” says Diane Robina, president of cable network FEARNet. “They go out at night, they never get old. They’re like rock stars.”
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Vampires are freaking rock stars if you as me! I just cant get enough of them.
What do you think about vampires?