Over the past few years I have interviewed many wonderful authors and I absolutely love it. Since talking about their book and nothing else is a little boring, I like to throw in a few other vampire related questions to makes things more interesting and one of my favorite questions to ask is – “Given the current vampire craze, people feel especially attracted to vampires, why do you think that is?” I love asking this because I get such a wide variety of answers, no two authors have given me the same answer. I love hearing people’s opinions on what makes vampire so desirable (not just sexually, but as a whole) and that is why I am bringing this question to you, my beloved readers, I’m curious about your answers as well. So…
Given the current vampire craze, people feel especially attracted to vampires, why do you think that is?
Let me know in a comment below!
Here’s what a few others have said in the past:
“The same reason people are so interested in religion – the possibility of them gives us the notion that we might be more than we are. Mankind has been kicking against its nature since the dawn of the first Neanderthals. We don’t want to be meaningless evolutionary quirks. We want to matter, to be central to the universe, to have the potential to be awesome. One way in which we try to reassure ourselves that we’re not insignificant flecks is by embracing the light of religion. Another way is by embracing the darkness of vampires and other mythical monsters. Great evil can be just as alluring as great good, if it gives us the promise of greatness within our reach. Vampires are probably the most believable and credible of monsters, which is why I think they’ve enjoyed such growing success over the last century or so.” – Darren Shan, author of multiple bestselling series
“…People have been and always will be attracted to vampires because they personify the supernatural realm. People tend to identify more with heroes or villains who are preternaturally strong and are not perfect, that can be hurt or even destroyed. Ironically, more than the bloodlust and super strength, speed, and other fantastical abilities, people identify more with the humanity and sensuality of the vampire. Vampires often do what many people wish they could, save drinking another’s blood.” – Kane, author of Aleron
“I think ultimately because vampires have such a broad and rich history that they can be quite flexible in the roles they play. They can be anything from heroes to love interests. I think that’s reached a straining point, to where some vampires are indistinguishable from say superheroes.” – David Doub, creator of the graphic novel Dusk
“I think the romance novels have crafted the vampire as this attainable, dark, seductive creature that will slink into your life on a shadow and seduce you to take his bite that will offer you glamour, adoration and everlasting life. How can you not be attracted to that? What attracts me is the potential history the vampire could be carrying with him. I go for the older guys, at least a few centuries old. How cool would it be to have a conversation with a man who has walked through history?” – Michele Hauf, author of multiple fangtastic novels
“For the average wage earner, life can get pretty boring sometimes. What better way to add some spice to your life than the supernatural. Vampires represent the extremes of human life. Who hasn’t daydreamed of living forever? And yet to do so, would probably be the saddest thing that could happen to a human being.” – Bob Frey, author of The Bashful Vampire Murder
Now it’s your turn! Why do you think people are so attracted to vampires? What is it about them that inspires people? Why do people love reading vampire novels and watching vampire films?