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THE RESURGENCE OF VAMPIRE MOVIES

HILL’S HORROR

Vampire movies come in all different forms, from romances, horror films, action, thriller. You can find a vampire movie or TV show in almost any genre.

The latest, and probably most popular depiction of vampires, has been portrayed as “hot” or “sexy” creatures of the night. We have movies such as Twilight and shows like The Vampire Diaries to thank for this.

While vampire romances can be great and do make captivating story lines, they’ve made the image of vampires a lot less scary over the years. There’s also just been generally less vampire movies because the vampire love trope has been seen so many times.

This has led to many people thinking vampire movies are stupid, and we’ve been seeing a lot less of them come out.

But vampire movies are back!

The movie Abigail has received great reviews online. It tells the story of a group of criminals who kidnap a young girl who turns out to be more than they can handle. The little girl in this movie did a terrific job playing such a terrifying character and acting out a range of emotions.

This movie also brought back a very scary image of vampires as predator creatures that hunt human prey with razor-sharp teeth. The girl, Abigail, has more than just fangs but takes an untraditional approach to vampires in the sense that they can turn people into puppets and look different than what you would imagine as a vampire.

It doesn’t bring back the traditional role of sunlight burning vampires, though, rather than sparkling.

Spoiler free, if you haven’t seen this movie, you should.

It’s been a while since I have seen such a greatly reviewed movie with real scary vampires in it, and I’m hoping this will inspire movie creators to make more because vampires are such a fascinating concept.

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TAYLOR HILL
TAYLOR HILL, EDITOR IN CHIEF
Taylor Hill is senior at Lincoln Park and is a writing and publishing major. She’s the editor in chief for The SIREN newspaper and is also writing the horror column for The SIREN this year.

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