Whenever I read something by Edgar Allan Poe, I hear it in Vincent Price’s voice. It’s surprisingly soothing.
We watched Blade this week in my Vampire class. Ignoring some of the more, ahem, dramatic bits, I found it to be a lot more interesting than I remember. I think it’s because this is one of the first instances in modern interpretations that vampires are seen in large numbers, with a hierarchical society, at least in this class. Buffy came out earlier, but it still followed a more traditional set up. One master vampire (Dracula figure), the rest are minion types. Vampires have their own writing, language, myths, rule of law, ruling aristocracy, all the workings of a fully functioning society. Except that it’s a parasitic society which lives in tandem and in secret. I really need to get back into the comics.
They are no longer a fear of invasion or reverse-colonization. They are the fear that we have been colonized and we didn’t notice. True conspiracy theory paranoia. Fun.