we move towards the Teen Years of the century, we're riding the soft
romantic blur that is typified by the Twilight Series, and on TV by the
Vampire Diaries. These are 'Made for Teen' productions, that invariably
portray vampires as heroes - or occasionally victims - but never as evil
or even villainous. But there are other movies, that emphasise a plausible
story, and a different side of vampires. They ignore all the historical
detail, in order to be able to use Hollywood lights, and Hollywood money.
But while it worked for a couple of franchuises, it didn't last forever,
and the tame, manicured Vampire is being nudged aside by Zombies. Justice
of a kind.
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