Essay On Vampire Subculture

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Vampire Subculture Definition of Vampire Subculture The Vampire Subculture is a different way of life that originated from the gothic way of life. Essentially, Vampires, or Vampire Lifestyles, are individuals who are drawn to the modern day vampire lore. The term ‘vampire’ is vast, and it can be found that many creatures are in it. The well-proportioned definition of a vampire is ‘an animated corpse that survives by drinking blood from the living and is generally ungodly by nature’. The Vampire subculture is well known for its Christian disagreements, as well as crimes. There have been serial killers who have killed people, to drink their blood, such as ‘Tracey Wigginton who killed a man in the 1989’. (Keyworth, 2002) History of the Subculture The Vampire subculture was created in Western literature, originated from religious order symbolism, horror films, Anne Rice fiction novels, and the overall genre of Victorian England. The Vampire Subculture occurred in resistance of the Judeo-Christian principle of mainstream Western Society, Vampires pride themselves for practicing principles that are opposite of Christian ethics. Vampire culture is an alternative lifestyle, based on the modern knowledge of vampires in fiction. There are many different sections within the current vampire culture. The differences between the groups are sometimes vague, individuals may be part of more than one group, and many resist simple categorization. Some of the sections of the vampire culture are, Vampire fans, people who are attracted to the legend of the vampire. Mainly focused on the fictional portrait of vampire culture. Blood fetishists, practice blood drinking and/or bloodletting individually or at organized events. Sanguinarians or Real Vam... ... middle of paper ... ...une, 2013). The highly developed and charming vampire we have come to know through fiction emerged in the 18th and 19th centuries through poetry and novels, such as, ‘The Vampire (1748) by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, Lenore (1773) by Gottfried August Bürger and The Special Horseman (1810) by Percy Bysshe Shelley.’ From this literature, we moved on to the silent films of the early 20th century and the Hammer vampire flicks of the 1970s, all of which created the passionate and alluring image of the vampire. In modern times we have seen an appearance of vampire fandom starting with Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Blade. It was the accelerating popularity of the ‘Twilight Series and the many vampire themed offshoots including The Vampire Diaries and True Blood that has breathed new life into the Vampire Subculture.
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