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Old 13th November 2009   #4
Join Date: March 2006
Location: Portland, OR
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Default Re: Vampires: A Resurrection

I found it interesting, and perhaps not that surprising, that post-modernist horror writers like Stephen King (he of the penny dreadfuls) trashed the Twilight series and its author for the very values that it espouses. I was never particularly interested in the series until he attacked Meyer. I figured that if there is something old fashioned and anti-modern about it, it must be worth checking out.

One thing that I've always liked about vampires is that the very legends themselves have a grand, old-fashioned lineage, as they were influenced by the lives of actual noblemen and women, disturbing as some of these people may have been. Prince Dracula of Romania and Elizabeth Bathory of Transylvania come to mind.
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