The Evolution of the Vampire

We saw this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/vampire-academy-trailer_n_3761032.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment  and thought, it seems there’s going to be one more vampire story in the world for us and the rest of the world to watch (and probably enjoy). What started out as a fearsome creature that could haunt your nightmares (the undead) have now turned into beautiful people that are the dream of every teenager. You would love to date one or be one.


Basically, They have gone from this:


To this:


Crazy, right?


How did this transformation happen? Whether this is completely accurate or not, we’re going to give the credit to Anne Rice and her books, especially “Interview With The Vampire” making vampires eternally young, beautiful, and indestructible and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” for bringing it to television. Then the idea caught like wildfire. Now you have shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and the insanely popular “Twilight” series (both the books and the movies).


You can’t really blame people though. The modern vampire is cool and  there is always the doomed/forbidden romance factor that comes from this genre. The love interest is usually human girls, who against all odds, see the humanity of the monster and fall in love. Whether it’s the idea of being young forever (at least physically), being incredibly strong, or unbelievably good looking, there’s something to love for everyone. It seems that this popularity won’t be going away anytime soon, so there’s only one thing we can do: grab a bag of popcorn and watch some good entertainment.


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