Why Vampire Shows/Movies Succeed

For these people who can’t get around their head why movies like Twilight, or shows like True Blood or Vampire Diaries are so successful with women, let me give you some insight:

Women can’t help it when they see a man going out of his natural state of being to be with a regular girl.

Basically, that’s it. In this case, vampires shun their kind, and face expulsion or worse, all for the love of a human woman. It’s an irresistible thought for women. This also explains why women prefer “bad boys”. In reality, they DON’T. What they prefer is bad boys, who are bad ass to everyone else, but their woman.

All this gives women affirmation that the specific man is a suitable mate, able to do big sacrifices to raise a family. And that’s a dream that fuels their mental state’s well being, hoping that a poor, normal girl like they are, can have such luck one day too. It’s all Darwin, that plays games with women’s heads in order to keep them sane in a world where they will probably not going to get what they want.

And as long as there is Darwin, you will have to put up with Vampire movies. Hehehe…

The next big thing is not Vampires btw, but Androids. I can’t wait to see the blooming of love between the Scarlet Witch and Vision, in the possible 2nd Avengers movie at around 2015. Here things are even more dramatic, since the Vision is a mechanical being, without feelings. Seeing such a being going completely out of his programmed way just to be with a woman, it will drive female audiences crazy.


Apotheosis wrote on October 26th, 2010 at 12:50 AM PST:

I think Twilight is a success with the teen girls because it features a bunch of semi naked buff boys and the oh-so-handsome withdrawn-but-good-with-bella poster boy. It is sappy and sacharine and is no different to any other teen targeted melodrama. It’s just that with emo and goth in the last decade and a half, bite marks are popular. I agree with your bad-boy comment though (but Edward is not a bad boy – just plain dead).
True Blood is a hit with the guys cos it features plenty of gore and nudity and sex. It helps that the story is not too bad, either.

Faith the vampire slayer wrote on October 26th, 2010 at 1:04 PM PST:

Nice one Eugenia. I quite like your insights into the workings of the female mind.

I’m male and a big fan of vampire shows like Buffy, but I don’t like the latest series of vampire shows/movies like Twilight. I think its because I find the girls slightly pathetic in those shows. I prefer a strong leading lady like in Buffy or Underworld.

Yanni wrote on October 26th, 2010 at 1:16 PM PST:

Thanks for the insights. I was completely confused as to why people liked this crap.

Optimus wrote on October 28th, 2010 at 3:11 AM PST:

I was never fan of vampire movies at all.
The analysis is interesting though 🙂

Ivan wrote on October 31st, 2010 at 3:31 AM PST:

Explaining the success of the vampire theme is basic 101 literary theory:
1) the bite is a metaphor for kissing
2) the drinking of blood is a metaphor for the exchange of bodily fluids (I won’t go into details)
The success of Bram Stoker’s original vampire novel must be seen against its ‘zeitgeist’ of female suppression and hipocrasy in Victorian England, when many women were fascinated by the double life that there husbands were leading (being morally superior but at the same time whorehouse visitors). One can only wonder about the zeitgeist of the present day vampire revival: could it be that the average American woman/teenager again is fascinated by their ambivalent husband: being a father of their children, but at the same time a killing machine in Iraq/Afganistan….

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Eugenia wrote on October 31st, 2010 at 11:38 AM PST:

While this might have been the original reason for the success of the book, it’s not the case for the movies today. Today, these movies/series bet on the sensibilities and psyche of females, rather than social things.

George wrote on November 2nd, 2010 at 9:11 AM PST:

There will never be another Buffy! 🙂

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Eugenia wrote on November 2nd, 2010 at 2:55 PM PST:

I never understood the fascination some viewers have with Buffy. I’ve watched quite a few episodes and never liked it. I found it formulaic, pedestrian, and predictable. Whedon’s real legacy is Firefly. Everything else he did sucked, IMHO. Dollhouse was even worse than Buffy.

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