Friday, 9 July 2010

Day 32: Vampires

It seems to be the new craze at the moment. Everyone is either on team Edward, Team Jacob or there is of course the Team 'I hate everything to do with Twilight.'

Whatever you think about the saga, it has certainly caught the world's attention.

So lets consider the concept of vampires. They have entered all form of creative story telling for centuries whether they be blood sucking demons or lovable rouges. I watched a film last night where the whole planet had turned into vampires and they were running out of blood resulting in starving, desperate killers. It was a pretty gross film (blood and gore and stuff), but I thought the concept was a bit different. It wasn't vampires in the minority hiding from humans but the other way around.

This got my creative (human) head thinking...have vampire stories been pushed to their limits or is there still more to explore?

I'm a huge believer in the second view. All you young minds out there have definitely got the potential to be fresh, new and original with your stories in all different forms of creativity.

So how about it? What could YOU do with the vampire genre (yes, I think it can have its own genre)? There is ALWAYS another story to tell...could you create it?

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