Vampires or ‘vampyres’ are really very bohemian. I love vampire films; there’s something so dark and compelling about them. They’re seductive, confronting us with our deepest fears: life, love, sex and death… the realisation of our own mortality.
I mentioned sex, and I think vampires are very sexual. Just read Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ to get a sense of that (even though the sexual references are very oblique). All those stakes piercing soft human flesh: nothing Freudian going on there then!
Last night I watched ‘Lost Boys: the Tribe’. Not the world’s greatest vampire film, but good fun anyway. Here’s the song from the first movie: eerie!
I will revisit the vampire theme in another post later on. I have a lesser known English vampire story for you.
PS: The video above might vanish over time due to the copyright police! Already had to edit this post once ‘cos of that.