Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Why Vampires Never Die"

                                                         Why Vampires Never Die
            Vampire images were hard to avoid by people all over New York City, it was a modern day epidemic that couldn’t be stopped. Guillermo Del Toro (Mexican author and filmmaker) and Chuck Hogan(A Crime fiction and horror novelist) novel gives an account of this taking place all over New York City. This epidemic started 200 years ago around 1816 which was a cold year. A few pals got together at Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva competing to see who could tell the most frightening tales. This friendly and competitive gathering gave birth to two horror film icons, Dr. Frankenstein and the Vampyre (which is today known as Vampires).
            John William Polidori created two vampire fictions. The first vampire ficition was a blood sucker and the second vampire fiction was a romantic hero. He put together the folklore and personal resentment in his works which makes it unusually interesting to readers. The whole concept and name “vampire” is part of the mythology of many other countries such as India, Romanian, and china. The concept of vampires could be so old that it goes back to Babylonian times.
            Vampire storylines have come from a long way. They can also mutate very fast. People have become more stimulated by the whole idea that vampire occur in all forms. It caters to a wide verity of people who like Soap opera, storylines, sexual liberation, noir detective fiction and etc. Polidori create to the two main vampire fictions but the vampire that is most popularly known today was created by Bram stoker in 1897. He created “Dracula” during a technological Revolutionary time which made it very successful.
            People have a place within themselves that crave for vampires; this is an unconsciousness that is a reality for them. It shows that people do not have complete control over themselves and there souls. Monsters carry an air of mystery that tugs at people’s spiritual world that makes them eager to inquire about it.
            Del Toro and Hogan state (Par.15) “Despite our obsessive harnessing of information, we are still ultimately vulnerable to our fate and nightmares.” In many cultures we can see many manifestations of our nightmares that have become a reality. According to Del Toro and Hogan statement, I feel that people getting into horrific accidents, and dieing in natural disasters are part of our nightmares that we do not wish to see happen in reality. These horrific experiences which occur alter people’s lives; these experiences are the monsters of people’s reality. This could probably explain why people are so drawn to monsters and horror.  
             One monster that I do find to be interesting would is a dragon. The reason for this is that they spit fire out of there mouth and blow steam through there nostrils. They are the most frightening monsters around. Despite its fire spitting, I feel that dragons are really cool imaginary monster, if they aren’t upset. Vampires are also cool but its hard for me to be scared of another human who only bites and sucks blood. I would be more fearful a dragon that could fry me to death.


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