With Pop Culture being as important as it is, it’s no wonder that as a society, we flock to the things that we think will make us thrive as human beings; we also think that whatever we see in movies, on the red carpet, and even on television, is the way that everyone else should think.
With that being said, Pop Culture has made some pretty interesting things happen; for instance, Coca Cola and sliced bread are huge thanks to popular belief and so are vampires. Vampires became huge thanks to the likes of pioneers such as Nosferatu and Bela Lugosi (O.K., with a teensy bit of help from Hollywood!).
Without further adieu, I am going to mention some of my favorite Pop Cultured Vampires of all time.
Grandpa (from The Munsters): As a child growing-up in the 80s and 90s, I used to love watching old re-runs of The Munsters with my grandparents. Grandpa always cracked me up because he kept egging Herman on do the wrong thing constantly; and Herman, being the monstrosity that he was, never learned his lesson NOT to listen to the “old bat.”
Lily Munster (from The Munsters): Lily was the brains in the family and the one everyone turned to for good advice. She was one of my favorite vampires because she kind of reminded me of Morticia Addams from The Addams Family (another one of my go-to horror favorites).
Juliet Van Heusen (from Wizards of Waverly Place): Yes even as an adult, I can appreciate the witty writing and acting that is the Wizards of Waverly Place. What I can appreciate even more is the way they portrayed a wonderful vampire family that rolled into town. The Van Heusen’s were slightly scary but more funny than anything I’ve seen with fangs in awhile.