Welcome to Vampire Week!
In honor of Halloween I am paying tribute to my favorite creatures of the night, the Vampire!
You may think they are just trendy now, but their popularity has been around for a very long time. While I have to agree they’ve definitely picked up quite a lot of steam, thanks to three popular authors (Stephanie Meyers – Twilight, LJ Smith – Vampire Diaries, Charlaine Harris – Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood), they are not a new trend.
It’s been “in” to love those fearsome fanged creatures for many years. So, over the next few days I’ll be showing you how popular they have been in books, movies, and TV over the last 100 or so years. (If I am missing any please let me know so I can add them to the list.)
Popular Vampire related TV shows:
Dark Shadows is a gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971.
Salem's Lot (1979) - Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.
Forever Knight is a 1992 Canadian television series
Kindred: The Embraced is a 1996 American science fiction television series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1997 American television series
Ultraviolet is a 1998 British television serial
Angel is a 1999 American television series, a spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Vampire High is a Canadian TV series which originally aired from 2001 to 2002
Young Dracula was a British children's television series on CBBC, loosely based on the children's book by Michael Lawrence. Directed by Joss Agnew, the first series was broadcast in 2006, and the second series,
which started in late 2007, concluded in early 2008.
Salem's Lot is a 2004 American television mini-series
Blade: The Series is a 2006 American live-action television program based on the Marvel Comics character and film series
Blood Ties is a 2007 Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff
Moonlight is a 2007 American paranormal romance television drama
Being Human is a British supernatural dramedy television series.
True Blood is a 2008 American television drama series
The Vampire Diaries is a 2009 American supernatural–fantasy horror television series
The Gates is a 2010 American supernatural crime drama