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Mythologically Black

Vampire! Dracula!.. Whenever I hear those such words,  my first impression is actually a powerful blood sucker who lives in a Gothic world that is a synonymous to a demon with its devilish act. But where’s this folkloric and/or mythological human really came from before its fictional (unless otherwise it is proven) presence turned into a stereotype popularity? Well as far as I know, Vampire ideology started in 18th century in part of European countries due to their population’s superstitious beliefs. However earliest writings that involved the character, dracula/vampire, were published in 1700s such as The Vampire (1748), Lenore (1773) and Die Braud von Corinth (1797) then suddenly literature related was exploded on the following century. The two dracula authors I admire most are namely; Bram Stoker and Anne Rice. From a book to a film, everything was converted that is to picture out further what really the story text does mean.

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in this photo: (left) Bram Stoker (1847-1912) author of “The Dracula” (1897); (right) Anne Rice (1941-2002) author of “Interview with the Vampire” (1976) & Queen of the Damned (1991)

I’ve read some of those above mentioned book writings and had seen its translated films. From a well-known act of sucking blood to some put ups of story twist, it did make a sense at all. I could say that their contributions in the art craft writing world marked their legacies to everyone. We don’t know what’s on their inner minds why the hell they came up with these kinds of literature writings, I absolutely adore them, their fictional stories with the different vampire characters were great. Nowadays, numerous vampire tv series and films have been produced with different plots in order to attract viewers and/or readers to catch-up the writer’s perspective idea about their insights in a Gothic drama manner. A good actor’s makeup, production design  plus a high impact special effects, damn it would be definitely appreciate by the watcher. But most and foremost, story twist and plot are the most important recipe to be consider above all. Producers may throw their bunch of bucks to nothing if they just did a non-sense film craft. Vampire in the scene would be more thrilling if there’s an opponent involved. Recently, imaginative authors added a werewolf thingy in  mythological stories to be an antigonist against this blood sucker black man. This time, I have no certain idea where the this epic transition came from. What I’ve only learned from every film I see is that maybe during vampire regime,  ancient warfare against the werewolf has been already created from their tribal origins. Countless  productions have been released and still growing. Listed below are the top Vampire movies of all time;

  • Dracula (1931)
  • Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
  • Son of Dracula (1943)
  • The Return of Vampire (1944)
  • Black Sunday (1960)
  • The Vampire Lovers (1970)
  • Blacula (1972)
  • Blood For Dracula (1974)
  • The Hunger (1983)
  • Lightforce (1985)
  • Vamp (1986)
  • Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
  • Subspecies (1991)
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  • Interview With The Vampire (1994)
  • Blood and Donuts (1995)
  • Bordello of Blood (1996)
  • Blade (1998)
  • Queen of the Damn (2002)
  • Underworld (2003)
  • Van Helsing (2004)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)

reference: http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/top-70-vampire-movies-of-all-time/

 Twilight is a romantic novel written by Stepehenie Meyer which character involves vampire, werewolves and human. It has a different vampire story concepts and has a unique and creative twist. The film focused on a romantic love triangle story between Bella Swan (human), Edward Cullen (Vampire) & Jacob Black (Werewolf).


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This entry was posted on July 1, 2010 by in Vampire and tagged , .
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