As usual, the VAMPIRES page on Michelle Henry's precious website provides you numerous resources... but not the ones I'm recommending now (I've just checked :-) : "Bloody Vampires !" displays a brief webography which includes the 5 articles / hilarious video / graph parody that I've been selecting today... I do hope you'll enjoy them !
"Stephen King explains how to make vampires 'scary again' "
[...] "Here's what vampires shouldn't be : pallid detectives who drink Bloody Marys and work only at night ; lovelorn southern gentlemen ; anorexic teenage girls ; boy-toys with big dewy eyes," writes Stephen King in the introduction to his move into original comic book writing, American Vampire. "What should they be ? Killers, honey." [...] from 'The Guardian' - September 30, 2010
Many teachers have had their students study "Twilight", "Dracula", "Interview with a vampire" or other 'vampire stories'... and the students did enjoy the subject ! Here are a few articles on this fad for vampire stories, be they books or films. I think these articles are quite interesting... hope you'll enyoy them as much as I did ;o)
"Vampires Suck - Actually, They don't. And That's the Problem"
by Grady Hendrix - on Slate (July 28, 2009)
"Vampire Literature : the Crisis of Being Human"
October 31, 2009 - fro'Battleofideas' website
"Why Vampires Never Die"
from the 'New York Times' - OpEd by G. Del Toro & C. Hogan (July 30, 2009)
"University Conference Sinks its Teeth into Vampire Fiction"
A university lecturer hopes the undead can liven up English literature for the 'Twilight' generation.
from 'The Guardian' (April 6, 2010)
And if you can't stand them any more... have a good laugh with this funny trailer from "Vampires sucks" -a parody film :
As English teachers write rather academic English I wonder whether I ought to let such a film title show up here... just joking, for the film is too funny not to mention it
Eventually click on this graph to view one of the latest vampire novelists's know-how
There is a small spelling mistake in this bar chart : it is in the bars caption : can you find it ?!