November 8, 2010
Vampires...all the rage too late?
I've been thinking about why vampires are suddenly all the rage, what with the "Twilight" series and the likes of "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries".
I don't know why, but I feel like the entire world is about ten years behind me with regards to the vampire trend.
When I was in high school, I was deep into Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. It was all about the vampires for me back then.
Now, suddenly vampires have reemerged into modern myth as though they are something new. As a result of my earlier interest in vampires, my subsequent interest in the vampire stories of today has waned, something like the sliver of the moon just before it's new.
Why is it that I don't feel the same interest as others do in the latest vampire films?
I like to think that it's a stage that the media goes through every 10 years. They need something shocking to bring people back to the television. I know that "True Blood" is apparently quite shocking.
Maybe I'm just "over it"! :)