The topic of vampires has been in my head for the last few weeks. I think it’s because my wife and I watched “Blood Red Sky” on Netflix. It was good, a very different take, but there were things about it I really enjoyed.
I won’t give a spoiler type review here, but all of it was good. Of course there are things I didn’t care for, but that’s with most movies.
Vampires have been one of the things I’ve avoided writing because of the deluge of vampire stories in the early and mid ’00s. But I need to get this off my chest.
I’ve been a vampire freak since I was a kid. I saw Dracula with Bela Lugosi at my aunt’s, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, which is still awesome, but with the number of vampire stories I referenced in above, there have been few stories that received traction. There are some, but for the most part you have to go looking for them.
Now here’s where I go geek. I researched vampires numerous times. I know all of the lore, and while I find some boring as hell–Twilight–there are others that I found incredible–30 Days of Night.
But with being out of the vampire decade, which is what the ’00s felt like to me. I feel it’s time for them to come back.
Brian Keene has one out, and it’s next on my TBR. There is also Savage by Daniel Soule, and Villimey Mist’s Nocturnal series. Those last two hit my radar recently and I’m looking forward to diving in.
I am looking forward to the return of dark, scary vampires, but until then, check out the authors and their work that I listed above.
I’ll be back on Wednesday,
I like the idea of bringing back the horror of vampires. Hopefully that occurs.
Also, I’ve had Cinderella floating in my head these past few weeks. I’m trying to come up with a darker version of the story, and I feel like I’m close. We’ll see what I come up with.
Have you read the original story? It’s a whole lot darker than Disney. I’d love to see a dark take on Cinderella!
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Yeah, I’ve read a few versions of the “original” story (that’s the problem with being originally an oral tale). If I write a darker take, I’ll let you know.
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