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a question by May 25, 2011
These days, most vampire films and books all feel the same. What do you think would help to create a truly original vampire story?
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answered:    May 25, 2011
first, educate the fanbase and try to develop the stories of vampire myth overseas.
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answered:    August 08, 2011
Why not a faithful, understated film adaptation of Polidori's The Vampyre? It's the first of its kind and preceded Stoker's more popular effort by nearly eight decades.
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answered:    August 03, 2011
First lose the glitter and bring back the fangs. I don't mind them having human-like emotions, I don't even mind their being tortured souls with conflicted desires and needs, but for the love of Lilith let's remember these are *dangerous* creatures!

I think an in-depth exploration into their history would make a great book. Or maybe a trilogy. Maybe like the one I'm writing.... =oD ::cough::
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answered:    May 28, 2011
It seems certain storylines broke new ground. Universal had the Dracula theme for decades, then it was the Hammer films with the ketchup gore, then Dark Shadows with the sympathetic vampire, then films like The Lost Boys and Fright Night that inflicted humor into the vampire. Then came the Anne Rice types that wrote new vampire rules. Then came the vampire slayers. These days True Blood tries to take the genre to a new level. I am not sure what the next "original" tale will be.
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answered:    May 27, 2011
Hmmm...good question. I think that the Underworld series had some originality in them because of the addition of Lycans which I've never heard of. I think to bring some originality to vampire stories, it's going to take some real research to find something new to teach us about them. I liked that Twilight introduced the idea of "vegetarian" vampires which I enjoyed, the idea that vampires didn't want to eat human blood and the struggles they go through to maintain that "humanity". True Blood's use of Vampire Rights as a Civil Rights issue is really interesting and fun to me. I have no idea if any of that blabber actually answers your question LOL....
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