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THE VAMPIRE EPIDEMIC

Updated on March 7, 2011
Anne Rice's epic novel. In regards to the movie with the same title:  the vampires are gorgeous!!!
Anne Rice's epic novel. In regards to the movie with the same title: the vampires are gorgeous!!!

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED THE VAMPIRE

Have you ever interviewed a vampire, invited them into your home, befriended or experienced intimacy with one? Of course you have...NOT!!! But most of us have had that certain someone who got us all under their spell, walked into our dreams or nightmares while we slept. We swore we could see them standing in the corner of the room while we watched TV, ate dinner or were reading a book. Only to say, 'I must be losin' it.' We could just feel them beside us, even though they weren't there. Persuassion, enticement and seduction. Only to find, that they have sucked the living daylights out of us mentally and emotionally. Drained of all of our good emotions and rational thought.

Bela Lugosi-Dracula Tribute by Sitarchsfalcon

Vampire Presentations

The presentation of the vampire has greatly transformed through the course of the years. Some of us remember 'Bela Lugosi' as Dracula. We sat spellbound awaiting his silent, yet, spellbound forboding appearance. We watched as he, usually strictly quiet and slowly, crept upon his prey to drink their blood.

Dr. Carlisle Cullen from the "Twilight" saga.
Dr. Carlisle Cullen from the "Twilight" saga.

Elijah - The Nightmare by talith334

The Progress

No longer do they wait for dark of night to walk around. They're high school and college students, planning and making preparations for school events and having friends over for dinner. Some are even doctors.

They no longer coil away from the sight of the crucifix or the sprinkling on of holy water. You have to practically baptize them in the heavenly liquid for it to have any effect on them and then it does not last. Within a matter of minutes, they're up and about again. That bit of knowledge is a part of their history that has recently become more known to viewers of the vampiric epidemic. Not even does a stake through the heart make the undead, dead. Not even when it is done with a lamp-post. They may turn ashen for a few secs, then it's back to business as usual.

Are You A Fan

There are lots of vampire books, tv shows and movies out there to choose from. Current ones usually focus on the younger generation; such as 'The Twilight Saga, and The Vampire Diaries (of which the station announcer said, 'It is the most watched tv show in the history of the tv station'). When serious in nature (as some are comedic), they can have some intense, tantalizing and epic effects on the viewer. Including, but not limited to, some very bloodied, gross and action packed scenes. All may not appeal to you, but they're definitely there.  It's a good epidemic.

Are you a book, tv show or movie fan of the vampire epidemic?

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      Support Med. 3 years ago from Michigan

      It's been a while since you commented on this hub, pardon my delayed response - been very busy these day, whew!! I think vampires and intimacy is ..."very interesting." LOL!.

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      Veronica~ 4 years ago from somewhere im not suppose to be.

      Hm vampires and intimacy... Funny

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Wow, vampires learning the Bible. "The Horror Of Gaad Grey, The Evil Alpha Werewolf" is on my 'to read' list. Hmmm, so if you are saying that SHR is your friend,... AWESOME! Thanks for visiting and commenting. Yes, there is a certain appeal to Bela Lugosi.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Lugosi was and is my favorite, but friend Sean H. Robertson wrote the first in a new vampire series -- A group of vampires protects a group of humans that has been reading the Bible to them. The vampires fight off werewolves, but the ww leader plans to kill the vampires and their humans. Pretty interesting, pretty bloody, and different from Twilight. Oh, and I see a link to it up there. Groovy!

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      To Nestism: Glad you are keeping up with the series. Thanks for visiting. And hope you decide to write a few hubs as well.

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for visiting katiem2 and for your comments. 'The Vampire Diaries' is my fav vamp tv show. The others have nothing to do with vampires (except the emotional ones, LOL!). Hope you are having a great day!!!

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      I have noticed a lot of vampire movies on TV or cable as of late. You're right there does seem to be a bit of a vampire following movement either rising or coming out of the closet! Well done! :) Katie

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      bogerk: Thanks for visiting and commenting! We all have our preferences for the undead, LOL!!!

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      bogerk 6 years ago from Midwest

      I'm more of a Zombie fan - Good Hub, though!