An influx of vampire fiction, television shows, and films over the past several years has prompted social critics to question this monster’s attraction for adults and teens alike. From HBO’s True Blood to Stephanie Meyer’s highly successful Twilight series to Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins’ graphic novels about a vampire-slaying Pinocchio, the vampire seems to be just about everywhere these days. Vampire stories, of course, are not new, but their recent spike in popularity begs the question: what is so intriguing about this toothy monster, and why has it grabbed our collective attention at this particular cultural moment?.
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