That’s “everywhere” in pop culture and entertainment, not necessarily everywhere as in geographic location. Sure, every culture in the world has some version of a vampire myth, but this is easily explained by the fact that every culture in the world experienced people dying, and the vampire is really nothing more than the instinctive human fear of death given form, given fangs, and sometimes sexualized. Vampires are not lurking under every rock, but they are lurking inside everybody’s heads. The recent bloody tidal wave of vampire-themed entertainment provides further proof, if such proof were necessary, that this is so.
A new DRACULA television series from the people who did SHERLOCK. (This one has me the most excited.) HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA getting its own series on the Disney Channel. The CASTLEVANIA series on Netflix. MIDNIGHT, TEXAS on NBC. New TV versions of Anne Rice’s THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES, LET ME IN, CARMILLA, and THE LOST BOYS. Then there’s the new DARK UNIVERSE of the rebooted Universal Monsters, which will include Dracula. (Actually, maybe THIS one has me the most excited.)
Looks like I won’t be running out of things to write about anytime soon. But where am I supposed to find the time to actually WATCH all this stuff?