The Obsession with Vampires in the Entertainment Industry

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The Obsession with Vampires in the Entertainment Industry
The entertainment industry has become successful in feeding on the lives of millions of viewers with the obsession the world has with Vampires. We see it everywhere! On the movie screens, television, our favorite clothing shops and even book stores. Vampires are taking the world by storm. It is a fad that most of the girls have fallen under. Dracula just doesn’t fit the bill anymore for us as the audience. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was the vampire movie of all time until, wait for it, Yes, I’m going to say it “Twilight, The Saga!” Subsequently, the vampires started showing up on nighttime television with “The Vampire Diaries”. What is the big deal you ask? The love story that people longed-for, the secrets, the deception and of course the sink your teeth into excitement.

The vampire addiction has taken over the world. It’s a fanatic that’s sweeping the nation since the release of the major motion picture “Twilight“. It’s seen in middle schools, high schools and even college campuses, we see girls wearing their favorite vampire attire. From t-shirts, to backpacks, any product that promotes vampires in general. You can’t go to your local Wal-Mart without seeing it plastered in the different departments, from clothing to even the grocery section of the store. Recently, on a trip to the Bangor mall, I came across many of the stores promoting vampires. Hot Topic being the main store, due to it’s targeted market of dark and mysterious merchandise. We see the vampire influence even in our music, from the soundtrack to these movies to even our mainstream artists such as My Chemical Romance and HIM. Why are fans of these types of genres of entertainment like it so much that it changes their lives completely? Is it the fact that it’s different from most romance stories? Or is it something else? The Twilight craze has a huge impact in our society, thus influencing the entertainment industry and the writers...
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