In the article "Vampires and Why We Love Them" by Eric Camarillo, Eric begins explaining why vampires were such a popular creature and why they are even to this day. Eric is a vampirologist who's specialties are the Victorian and twenty-first century. He tells us how when he was just eight years old he stared becoming interested in vampires and was even one for Halloween that year. Eric says he believes with a choice of vampires, zombies, ghosts, or mummies, many people would be willing to choose to be a vampire. Why? Because of immortality. The fact that you can live through centuries and centuries of time, is absoloutley amazing to witness. Eric mentions different movies where vampires are in and shows us how once a gory horror show we used to be scared to watch, is now more on the sexual and romantic side with very slight gore.
It's funny because if I were to choose from that list, I would want to be a vampire just so I could live forever. "Dracula" was more popular back then because people were reading alot of things they were not used to and so this was exciting for them. This book about a blood sucking vampire was very new to them and so they wanted to see what it was all about. The sexual content was new and it made people want to read. Therefore nowadays vampires don't come off as scary anymore. There's more romance than gore and were not afraid of the pale strong man, were attracted to him!