I have a thing for vampires.
It started at a young age…I had a poster of “The Count” from Sesame Street on my bedroom wall. When I learned my numbers, my first vampire love was forgotten. In my early teens I saw the Frank Langella version of Dracula and first understood why people found vampires sexy. But it was reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula in university that truly captivated me. I started reading the literary classic late one Friday afternoon, and stayed up all night and well into the next morning to finish it. I was too afraid to put it down and too intrigued to stop reading.
I was a big fan of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV series, both identifying with the strong heroine, and of course, developing a giant crush on Spike, the blond punk vamp who initially tries to be bad but somehow ends up doing good despite himself, before finally resigning himself to fight on the right side. Most recently, the series “True Blood” and the terrific novels by Charlaine Harris they are based, have captured my interest.
The Vampire tradition is so rich that continues to inspire the most creative people working in film, TV and literature. It gets re-invented with each generation.
What’s all this rambling a precursor for? My new venture.
Vancouver Vampire Aficionados now have a group to call their own.