Every few decades we are hit by a beautiful vampire storm and everywhere we look we are surrounded by the undead. The vampire craze comes and goes, one moment it’s all anyone can talk about, and the next it’s back lurking among the shadows waiting to come again. We saw this after the publication of Anne Rice’s legendary novel Interview with the Vampire, during the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and most recently, with the Twilight phenomenon. Every few years the lust for vampires sparks again and then slowly drifts away. It appears that the current vampire craze is slowly fading away, and with it, is your love for vampires also fading?
I recently read an article that spoke about how bland and boring vampires are now that the media has sucked dry every last penny they could from the craze. They wrote that with vampires being everywhere, they have become over-sensationalized and now many are sick to death of them. I agree in some sense, yes the vampire fad is dying out, but it’s not quite dead yet. We still have a few big blockbuster films on the way, like Breaking Dawn: Part 2 and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and there are countless fans dying to see those two. So, vampires aren’t done yet, and honestly, they never will be truly dead.
The article did get me thinking and wondering if your love for vampires had died out. I also thought on my own feelings on vampires after the whirlwind craze. Has my love for vampires faded? No, it hasn’t. However, my vampire expectations are much higher now. After reading hundreds of books on vampire and seeing countless movies I have seen too much and therefore expect something new. I still love vampires, but it will take something truly entertaining and unique in a book, film or show to really impress me now. So has the vampire craze affected me, yes, but only my expectations, not my love. I want to see something that hasn’t been done hundreds of times before. I don’t like being bored.
Personally, I feel that even though the love for vampires has faded out of the eye of the general public, there are still countless true vampire fans. Vampires will never truly die out. Some may have lost their love for vampires, but not all of us.
How about you? Has your love for vampires faded?