Do you remember Dark Shadows? Not the movie with Johnny Depp, but the television series in the late sixties-early seventies about vampires? Barnabas Collins and Collinsport, Maine? I remember it fondly, remember stealing down to my girlfriend’s basement so neither her mother nor mine knew we were watching that fabulous soap opera. I had been forbidden to watch this and I know for a fact, my best friend at the time had been forbidden as well….and no, it didn’t stop us (as young as we were) but I digress. I do have a point so bear with me….
My apologies to Mr. Frid, the star of the series, but I did not find him handsome. Actually, he frightened me so much I had nightmares about him.
Now? How vampires have changed! Especially in books.
Take the Blood Warriors from Caris Roane’s Ascension series. They are, to a man, gorgeous and muscular and so beautiful and sexy, they make your heart hurt. Kerrick was the first one I fell in love with. Since then, there have been others. Many, many others. And how can I resist? How can you?
So what do you think? Do you prefer the vampires of old like the creepy one in Bram Stoker’s Dracula or do you prefer the newer, more handsome…and deadly…version? Me? I’ll take handsome and deadly. Oh, yeah. Definitely!
I vote for handsome and deadly (to others)! These two traits also give the vamp a lot of power, and I guess I'm a sucker for powerful men!ReplyDelete
I'm a sucker for powerful men, too, which is probably why I'm so drawn to these sexier vamps! Such a far cry from Barnabas Collins!ReplyDelete
Yep - I'd much rather have today's vampires, even if their attractiveness ultimately makes them more dangerous.ReplyDelete
I've been puzzling over the fact that it seems nearly unanimous that we women love strong, dangerous men, which gives way to multiplying their gorgeousness.ReplyDelete
Do you think it's a biological thing because I don't think we feel that way on purpose? Not that I don't enjoy it...
Actually, Dawn, it is biological. I saw a program about why we chose who we do for our mates and why we're attracted (I can't remember the name of it but it was on Discovery). It all stems from way back in the cave man days...we were looking for, in our opinion, the best hunter/provider for our children. In most cases, that was the biggest, brawniest man of the clan (which in my mind translates to dangerous). It was all about survival. On the other hand, we could just love bad boys! I know I do.ReplyDelete
Me, too, Caryn. When I see some of the older black and white movies showcasing vampires, they're just...icky is the only word I can think of. Give me handsome and sexy anyday, dangerous or not!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lesson! So it's not our fault!!!ReplyDelete