Vampire films have changed since a certain young adult series dominated the box office, transforming these once fearsome creatures into non-threatening objects of romantic fantasy. The notion of undying love and obsession has long been intertwined with vampire lore, seemingly since Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and its subsequent film adaptation. Twilight, Interview with the Vampire, and Only Lovers Left Alive are among some of the films that have made bloodsuckers romantic leads.
Vampire stories have been and always will be about monstrous killers. These creatures are nocturnal, immortal, and live to feed on blood.