Thursday, April 7, 2011


Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, published in 1897, marks the entrance of folkloric vampires into modern popular culture. When Stoker wrote this novel, he used the vampire as a metaphor to reflect the Victorian view that sex was dangerous. Boy did that backfire.

Count Dracula (1931)

Vampires today have become synonymous with heightened sexuality, lust, danger, and fantasy.

Niosferatu (1922)

F.W. Murnau was the first filmmaker to further immortalize the vampire in his 1922 short: Nosferatu. But neither Stoker nor Murnau could possibly have anticipated the phenomenon for which they were laying foundation. From Trueblood to Twilight, vampires are everywhere these days…and I’m not complaining about it. 

Nosferatu (1922)

Nosferatu (1922)

Interview with a Vampire (1994)

Interview with a Vampire (1994)

True Blood

Cast of True Blood in Rolling Stone
Twilight (2008) if you didn't know
Quite an evolution, is it not?

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