Romantic or Blood-Sucking Vampires?

Stephen King came out in a recent article saying that he’s tired of seeing the “big dewy eyes” romantic vampire that is so popular in pop-culture today. King believes vampires – are – and should be portrayed – as scary, vicious, blood-sucking hunters.  He, and many others believe that they are alpha-level dangerous predators, but humans have taken them under their wing and treated them as celebrities and teen-icons.

And King is right to an extent, vampires of late are not portrayed with traditional vampire characteristics – most are not active only at night but are out during the day, none of them sleep in coffins – and when was the last time you saw or heard of a vampire that could shapeshift?  Is this a publicity effort by the vampire community to make themselves appear more “human” and lure people into accepting them in culture?  Maybe. And along with all of this vampire-craze, the human fear of werewolves continues unabated, because it is the vampires that are all of a sudden the “good” and the “romantic” and the “popular” ones.  Will there be a change within the media and pop-culture reflecting the more dangerous and less-romantic aspects of the vampire’s personality?  Or is the current portrayal of the lovable vampire here to stay?  Hard to say.  More focus on vampires does however mean that werewolves can stay a little more under the radar, which can make the life of the werewolf just a little bit easier without the scrutiny of the media.



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4 Responses

  1. A vampire says:

    I don’t think it is a bad idea, to make vampires romantic. Maybe it is for the best.

  2. Jo says:

    ehhe i like blood but dont love it. its just something i do to make meself crazy yet alive lol XD jk. yet still true lol XD and best for the best! woohoo!

  3. Great information on your site. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Mr. King’s merely stating what a lot of vamp lover’s have been saying for years.

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