Samuel L. Jackson is a Vampire

It really struck me while recently viewing SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW (check out my review over at our sisters site DARKNESS.COM): Samuel L. Jackson must be one of the Undead. Yes, we all know that “black don’t crack”, but even so, there’s something unnatural at play where he is concerned. The man doesn’t age. Nor is this a case of plastic surgery keeping up the artifice of false youthfulness, either. In the movie, Jackson portrays the father of Chris Rock’s character. As soon as I saw this, I wondered to myself why they would have made such a casting choice, given that Rock and Jackson are so close to the same age. In reality, Chris Rock is 56—holy hell, is he a vampire, too?!—and Samuel L. Jackson is 72. Seventy-freakin’-two! (So Sam Jackson’s character would have had to have sired Rock’s character when he was only 16. He got started early.)

At what point did Mr. Jackson become a vampire? And how did it occur? Was he *always* a vampire? It has been documented that he had some interaction in bygone years with Vincent the Vegetable Vampire, aka Morgan Freeman (only the coolest of the cool people, and people of a certain age, will have known who the actor was who portrayed Vincent before I mentioned it), but it’s unlikely that a vegetarian vampire could have imparted the Dark Gift of immortality to Mr. Jackson.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

1 comment

  1. I have to admit that the idea of a black vampire is not usually thought about- from Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla in the 1872 novella of the same name, to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and more recently Anne Rice’s Lestat, the archetypical bloodsucker is usually depicted as being decidedly Caucasian( save William Marshall’s portrayal of Prince Mamuwalde in the 1972 “Blaxploitation”film, “Blacula” and its 1973 sequel “Scream, Blacula, Scream!”

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