For all of you who are getting tired of the many, many new takes being put on vampirism through movies like Twilight and shows like True Blood, there’s a real vampire who is now here to set the record straight for us. Of course, there are lots of real vampires walking among us mere mortals but this one’s quasi-famous because she appeared on the Comcast on Demand special series Vampires Revealed.
This series started at the end of last October and only ran for a few episodes. The show threw the spotlight on three real-life vampires, one of them being Seregon O’Dassey. O’Dassey is a real-life vampire who once used to belong to a court but now kind of runs around doing her own thing, which is mainly trying to get into show biz. O’Dassey dispelled many vampire beliefs while on Vampires Revealed and now that she’s somewhat made a name for herself, she continues to give interviews and talk about what it’s like to be a real vampire.
The last episode of Vampires Revealed was aired on November 2, 2009 but we found an interview with Seregon O’Dassey, which you can find here. In the interview she talks about how the world of real vampires is changing today and she also talks about the different vampire scenes in cities such as New York vs. New Jersey. She also does touch on how she does actually drink blood and how she goes about doing that and why. She gives strong caution that no one should drink too much because blood can act on the body as a natural laxative. What I personally found most interesting about the interview was when she talks about how the vampire community works like a government unto itself. Not because they feel free to break laws but because they have people that they must report to, and responsibilities that are expected of them. Seregon talks a little about what life was like for her in a court, and more specifically, why she left.
It sounds like Vampires Revealed would have been a real breath of fresh air after the bombardment of interpretations and twists on vampire beliefs that have been flooding the tubes and big screens lately. Maybe Comcast on Demand will realize that vampires, especially real ones, are especially on demand and they’ll do another series.