Seems to me that everyone jumped on the vampire/love triangle bandwagon, and now there is just so much of it saturating the market.
How do you pick and choose from so many?
Personally, I'm tired of the whole vampire thing. More importantly, I'm tired of the glorification of these age old monsters.
Vampires, werewolves, zombies, all of it, were not. Meant. To be. Cuddled.
I might lose a few followers here with this, but to be honest, I'm not much of a zombie fan. And now they've become a creature to be loved as well.
When did horror become so... squishy? (Pardon the pun for the undead...)
These days, if I pick up a vampire book, it better have a good story. And please, for-the-love-of-all-that-is-merciful do not let. Them. Sparkle.
These are creatures that started legends and traditions. People feared that which goes bump in the night or can drain you of your blood in a matter of moments. Next thing you know, someone is going to write up a love trilogy over a Frankenstein-type monster and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Even though, technically, the hunchback is not some creature of the night...
Those traditions stemmed from people's fears. Now, what is there to fear? Oh, wait... most everyone's biggest fear these days is that the power will go out.
Meh. Light a candle and write a letter.
Don't get me wrong, I'd be scared if the power went out forever as well. But we'd just have to go back to the old ways of communicating. Not a big deal, just no instant gratification.
But seriously, when did these nightmare monsters become so soft and over done? Why do most people choose to write them this way? What are they truly afraid of? Is this how they cope with their own fear of these creatures?