By Larry E. Huddleston
Reviewed by Christopher Zoukis
At the present juncture, vampire novels are in vogue. The guy who started the whole thing was Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula. Hollywood got a hold of the book and went crazy, producing many different movie versions of Dracula, from Bela Lugosi’s vampy depiction to Gary Oldman’s creepy, love-starved bloodsucker.
Next up was Anne Rice, who wrote any number of bestselling vampire tales. Hollywood, forever eager to jump on the bandwagon, came on board once more. They hired Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst to make the movie go. And it was a hit.
Then along came Stephanie Myers, with her sensual, angst-ridden interpretation of the undead. Bestseller-city followed by mega-movie hits.
All that to say this. Vampires are hot stuff.