Vampires Never Die by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan: An Analysis

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Vampires Never Die is the title of the essay written by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, but it is also a statement that is true in multiple ways. Earlier in history people heard tales of them or read books were they encountered vampires, nowadays they will visit you on your TV- screen, in books, magazines, movies and etc.; they are everywhere to be found. First and foremost we all know vampires are immortal, it is a big part of their allure. Second, vampires manage to live on and maintain popularity in our culture; their popularity is as immortal as they are. The undying fascination with vampires lay within their adaptability; the vampire can be whatever the society wishes or needs it to be at the moment. The highly scientifically developed society we live in today desires these supernatural creatures because of the overflow of information. The supernatural world is not based on science and gives us something to wonder about. The supernatural culture is popular and needed in our society; it gives us access to a spiritual world, it provides the possibility of immortality and eternal youth, and helps us express romantic desires. The word mystery is defined as “anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown.” by the online- dictionary, The supernatural world provides us with that. As Del Toro and Hogan write in their essay we are now living in a world that is highly scientifically developed. We have a lot of information and logical explanations for almost everything. We crave information but we need room for imagination and the unknown, the things you cannot make uninteresting with a logic explanation. “Science becomes the modern man’s superstition. It allows him to experience fear and awe again, and to believe in the things he cannot see.” (Del Toro and Hogan 374) This longing for the supernatural world is a reflection of how our society is developing, and has been throughout history. Currently our collective...
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