Gerard McGarr, Unreality Shout;
Vampires have come a long way since those old Hammer Horror movies, haven’t they? I don’t quite recall when the change took place, but I suspect it might have been Buffy and Angel who introduced a more glamorous version of vampire relations to our generation.
OK, there were movie adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire, but Buffy suddenly brought vampires to a whole new audience – lovestruck teenagers.
Louis de Pointe du Lac establishing a vampire character who was horrified by his compulsion to drink blood – the first of the vegetarian vampires?
Louis was followed throughout the years by abstaining vamps such as Mick St John in Moonlight, the Cullen family in Twilight, and even integrationist vampires like Bill Compton in True Blood who drink synthetic blood.
Working Together, or Alone…..
Earlier vampire movies, undead would often work alone.
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I do agree vampires have changed over the years, but I think that’s a good thing if they didn’t change we would basically be reading the same story over and over again.
Do you read old or new vampire stories? Maybe you read both? Which do you prefer? Have vampires changed alot over the years?