“Vampires and Why We Love Them” by Eric Camarillo is a blog entry by a man who studies Vampires and Victorian literature/fiction. According to Camarillo he has been a Vampire fan for many years. He does a little survey in the reading where he lists all the things a person could choose from as to what they’d be if given the choice, out of reading all the options I’d agree too that I’d choose to be a Vampire (none of the other options seem too interesting). He gives some examples of different Vampire books that have been written over the years and how they have changed. He also describes them to have superheroes and be outcasts yet they fit into all genres such as drama, sci-fi, mystery and horror. These reasons are why Vampires were and still are such a big deal. The audience is getting a little bit of everything in their reading or viewing (if it's a TV show or movie).
Back in the day, Dracula may have been popular because its content wasn’t exactly proper. Meaning the horror and mostly the sexual content. People weren’t used to reading of those things. Whereas today books, TV shows and movies such as Twilight or Vampire Diaries it is acceptable to have love scenes and sex scenes. Today’s Vampire stories contain more love story plots then anything else, we aren’t drawn too much by the violence but it is the relationship between the characters that we are most interested in. We haven’t finished reading the book so I can’t exactly say Dracula is 100% different but from the chapters we have read, the book surely doesn’t seem like what we read and watch today, Dracula is a more authentic Vampire story. It’s history and roots are stronger and more real.