Do Vampires and the Economy Suck Together?

dracula-bela-lugosiYou’d think it would be pirates, but no, it’s all about romantic monster blood-lust. Vampires and a country sucked dry of money, pair well.

Nosferatu, 1922 – When Germany was dealing with a failing economy and war reparations form the Treaty of Versailles.

Dracula 1931 – Great Depression.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992, Anne Rice novels and then Interview with the Vampire in 1994 – The economic recession of the nineties.

Even Shadow of the Vampire coincided with the Internet crash of 2000.

And now, in 2008/9 we have Twilight and New Moon, HBO’s True Blood, and coming soon is the next kid-friendly, yet definitely morbid, flick Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.

The Norwegians set sail on the coffin ship with Let the Right one In. And the Koreans have a 2009 Cannes nod for the vampire priest movie Thirst.

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There will always be exceptions to the rule. Movies that go beyond these limitations. Cult classics, comedies and sci-fi actions like: The Hunger 1983, Once Bitten 1985, Lost Boys 1987, and during the height of an economic upswing we even had Blade, 1998.

However, depression era Vampires tend to be epic and more dramatic than the others, appealing to darkest musings of the general population’s soul.

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So perhaps even the brightest financial minds of Wall Street are retreating to brood in dark corners with some melancholy Robert Smith and the Twilight book series to drain the blood from their brains…

Just a thought….

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RobertSmith

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