Thursday, September 26, 2013

Why is everyone so in love with vampires?

          While reading Why Vampires Never Die by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan,  they explain why vampires are still so popular to this day and we they well simply never die.  I couldnt help but think back to the previous readings by Stephen King and Eric Camarillo.  All three articles relate to each other and clearly explain why we love and crave horror films and why vampires never die. 
           Del Toro brings up the fact that a reason why we love vampires so much is because of there imomrtality.  Who dosnt want to live forever? I know i would.  This reminds me of Eric Camarillo's artlicle Vampires and Why We Love Them where he also recognizes how alot of people would chose to be a vampire over any of "monster" because of immortality.  I think Camarillo would agree to what Del Toro and Hogan are saying because they both talk about similar points in there posts.  They bring up how vampires are still apart of pop culture today and have been for so long and although today vampire movies are more romantic, people still want to watch.  Vampire stories have been around for over 200 years and even though we know the story line of sucking blood because we've seen it so many times, we still get a thrill and desire to see these movies or read these books.
           Speaking of thrill, in Stephen Kings Why we Crave Horror Movies, King focuses more on the excitement and feeling we get of being scared.  He says "we are all insane inside as humans" and explains how we need and crave this feeling of being scared to keep sane.  Rose says we love these things because we use them to get away or escape from our reality.  The thought of being a vampire and going around at night sucking peoples blood is more interesting than our own lives.   All three articles relate back to the movie Twilight and how romance and sex sells nowadays.  You still have that gore of blood sucking vampires but along with it the handsome vampire hero who falls in love with a mortal and that's what people want to see!

1 comment:

  1. This is a good post, Amanda; you weaved the 4 texts together well. Just be sure to read over your writing a bit more closely ;-)