2011 has been an excellent year for vampire fans; we have been treated with loads of fangtastic films, books, shows and much more. But we can do better. My hopes for 2012 are that we get even more vampire goodies to feast upon. I crave more! Which is what brings you my 2012 vampire wish list!
I want some top quality and innovative vampire books in 2012. Many MANY vampire books were released this past year (over 6,000 according to Amazon) but very few of them were noteworthy novels. Overall, 2011 was big on quantity and low on quality. I would love to see a wide variety of new books, books that are fresh, inventive and well-written. My wish is for an awesome bestselling author to have a go at vampires. It’s not that newbies can’t write good books, of course they can, but there are some well-known authors that could really make some magic. More comic books would also be fantastic, I love me some comics.
Not many (good) vampire films were released this year. Sure, the Twilight fans got Breaking Dawn and horror fans got Fright Night. But in all honestly, as a whole, the year was disappointing. I would love for a big blockbuster film. We have the fourth Underworld flick to look forward to in 2012, as well as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter , but I need more than just that to be thoroughly pleased (I’m greedy). My totally unrealistic wish for 2012 is an epic vampire fantasy film. Like Lord of the Rings, but with vampires. Lots of action and lots of magic. That’s what I want.
In 2011, True Blood fell back into my good graces. That third season in 2010 was god awful, but luckily the fourth season redeemed the show for me. My wish for 2012 is that season 5 is even better and that they don’t fall downhill again. I also hope that The Vampire Diaries, which has always been amazing, keeps the momentum going. It would be nice to see a new vampire show as well. I am addicted to both vampire shows and crime shows, so a combination of both would be rad. Like… CSI: Vampires …ehehehe.
One of the biggest disappoints of 2011 was that there were NO big vampire games released. There were countless little PC and cell phone games, but that’s about it. And yes, a few big games like Skyrim had vampires in them, but their roles were minor. I want a big, high-budget, console vampire game in 2012. Sadly, that is one wish that probably won’t come true.
That about covers all my big 2012 vampire wishes. What are yours? What’s something you really want to see in 2012?