In Defense of the “Bad” Vampire

By Amanda Festa

SpikeI don’t know what has happened in recent years. It appears that the supernatural community has gotten together in an effort to overhaul their dodgy reputation with a brooding emotionally damaged poster boy.  But guess what, I don’t recall Dracula whining to Mina Harker about how he’s so sorry for all of the unnecessary deaths and really wants to change.

If the memo got lost somewhere between Transylvania and Mystic Falls, here it is:  Vampires are bad. By definition.  And still we are bombarded with these vampire characters put into boxes. They are vampires, they are all bad.  It is in their undead DNA to drink human blood. It doesn’t come in cartons.  And pigs’ blood is like soy milk – you can totally tell the difference. Continue reading