Monday, August 23, 2010

Vampires Are The New Sexy – From Bela Lugosi To Alexander Skarsgard

The latest fad in entertainment - bordering on a craze - is of all things vampires. Always popular to a greater or lesser degree since Bram Stoker penned Dracula in 1897, today we see a resurgence of the vampire's popularity. In fact, interest today in vampires is greater than at any time since its heyday with the Bela Lugosi film Dracula in 1931. All signs are that this vampire fad is growing and has yet to reach its peak.

Vampires, Vampires, Vampires. What is it? Why are we so fascinated? From the piercing eyes of Barnabus Collins to the devilish charm of Spike, what makes us keep coming back for more? Who didn't want to date Angel or go home with Edward Cullen? And now with HBO's hit series True Blood making the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and garnering critical acclaim for its screenwriting, acting and directing, we seem to have reached the apex of the vampire genre. Furthermore, we dare say that standing out in a cast including some very appealing people, Alexander Skarsgard is probably the most attractive man today on TV or film.