Vampires, Vampires, Vampires…. The mythology about these creatures has been around for centuries and the public just can’t seem to get enough of stories, movies and TV shows that feature these popular creatures of myth. You can barely turn on your TV without hearing something about vampires these days. We not only have the “Twilight” fanatics, a series of books and movies pointed towards teenagers, but we also have many movies and shows like HBO’s hit series True Blood. What is it about this common folklore that keeps us all wanting more?? Why is everybody so totally obsessed with vampires???
The mythology is very unique because it involves a creature that can blend in with human society and still be immortal. That could have a lot to do with why we all love the idea of them so much. Living forever, never getting sick and being faster and stronger than everybody else could defiantly have a lot of appeal to most people. The stories and myths about vampires has been around forever and pop culture can’t get enough of it!
True Blood, one of the best vampire stories, in my opinion, is about vampires coming out to the world and letting everybody know that they do exist. These vampires carry many special attributes that are very, very interesting. They have the ability to hypnotize people just by looking into their eyes, a trait that adds a lot of drama and action to the show. They can also move faster than any other creature on the planet and are much, much stronger. Their blood can heal humans but also makes the human very sexually attracted to the vampire whose blood they have drank. This show is so interesting to people because it involves not only these mythological creatures we are obsessed with but it also shows humans who are exposed to their being which makes for a great sexy, action packed series. If you love the mythology of vampires and don’t watch this show, I would have to ask why. It’s the best show aimed at adults that is about vampires.
Twilight, a series of movies and books aimed at a teenage audience is also about vampires. Though it leaves out many sexual elements that are interesting to adults it shows a whole other form of the creature. These ones can walk in the daylight but are still immortal, fast and strong. It’s an alright concept for a younger audience but I prefer True blood.
Many movies deal with the myth of vampires as well. Interview with a Vampire, Let me In and 30 days of night are just a few examples. The interesting thing about these stories is that they all shed different light on the myth and each story involving vampires have their own unique traits. I don’t see our obsession with this myth getting old any time soon. It has been around forever and people just can’t get enough.