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The Sexy Vampire Trope, Explained

Among all the monsters lurking in the shadows, none of them turn us on quite like the vampire. Most teenagers don’t have posters of Frankenstein on their walls, and The Shape of Water didn’t inspire a raft of other love stories about humanoid fish-men. From Dracula to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Lost Boys to Twilight, it’s the sexy vampire who’s been our favorite supernatural pin-up for centuries, a creature that’s long been associated with the lust for more than just blood. Here’s our Take on the continued allure of the sexy vampire, the roots of this cultural obsession, and why our love for them refuses to die.