Back before Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse essentially ruined vampires’ image, there were classic versions of Dracula and the vampires. Somehow, those movies morphed into the versions of vampire movies we have today, and I don’t know where things went wrong.
Regardless of how you feel, we’re going old school with vampires.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is gearing up for their vampire fest, starting this week. If you live in Brooklyn/NYC, I suggest checking this out. We’ll be there for some of these I am sure.
From the site, the event is described as:
Sink your teeth into 33 films featuring cinema’s most dangerous—and dangerously alluring—figure. From Lugosi to the lesbian undead, Murnau to Maddin, camp-horror staple to postmodern, society-as-sickness metaphor, the vampire’s reign over popular imagination continues to seduce filmmakers over to the dark side.
Looking through the lineup so far, I’m happy to report I have only seen 2 of the movies. The Vampire Lovers is definitely at the top of my list.