What makes the True Blood TV series, and the novels by Charlaine Harris it is based on, stand out from the current crop of run of the mill vampire fictions? For those of you currently enjoying Seasons 3 or 4 this article looks back at some of the fundamental starting points of the early episodes. And for those of you not yet hooked maybe it will inspire you to have a watch.
SPOILER ALERT: Twilight saga, books and movies
While some current horror films like 30 Days of Night show vampires as monsters who will rip your throat out and massacre entire towns, “ensouled” or other “good” vampires have taken to hanging round with high school girls and sulkily seducing them.
In the early 1990s The Vampire Diaries appeared. These novels by L J Smith featured an American teenager, Elena, who falls for the new boy at school, Stefan. He turns out to be a 162 Continue reading
This is a blog for fans of vampire fiction who are interested in engaging in critical discussion.
I’ll be exploring contemporary vampire fiction – but also looking back at some of the influential books and films of the last two hundred years and attempting to uncover the roots of some of the current trends and popularity of all this vampire material.
So why discuss vampire fiction at the moment? Obviously it is popular, with vampires cropping up everywhere from teen romance novels like Twilight to house dramas like Continue reading