Weigh in: Should Vampires Go Back Underground?

Neil Gaiman answered a few questions about vampires on EW's Shelf Life Blog. He thinks vampire popularity is about to plummet and disappear for the next 20 years or so.

Neil Gaiman's Thoughts

What do you think?

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Shaka said...

I seriously doubt it... vampire popuarity has waxed and waned for the last 20 or 30 years but it won't stay dead, if you will pardon the phrase. All it takes is someone to attack the medium with a fresh idea, and your end result is Rob Pattinson being a poster on somebody's (or their grandmother's) wall. Directly behind it comes your imitators and executives trying to lap up any residual profits from the craze. As long as there's money to be made, it probably won't be going anywhere. I haven't read Breaking Dawn just yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if in a decade or so Stephanie Meyer decided to revisit the series from a new angle, like a prequel.

Has anybody done vampires in space yet? Think about it. I smell a cash cow... or not.

Eleni said...

Umm..tough question..I don't think so..I love me some vampire books and movies, so eh it might get played out soon, but I doubt it'll go away.

Sara said...

I think there are too many people that like vamp stories - and liked them before Twilight came along - and there will always be these true, lasting fans.

Unknown said...

I really *really* REALLY hope so. I'm sick of them. They're no longer monsters, but super-emos. Ugh.

Mardel said...

I like that there are many different varieties of vampire stories. Not that I like them all, but some. I don't like the romantic angsty vampire with the gushing love stories - yuk. There are others that I enjoy reading. I think though, that I've seen way too much of Twilight books and sequels. Everytime I go in a store there are racks and racks of those books and I can't find new releases of the authors I love to buy. So, some need to back in the ground, but not all.

Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

I have always loved the vampire, wolves, fae stories, and I have never had a hard time finding any so regardless of how popular they are I think you'll never be without it in books. Although I do have to say I am ready for some new fad to come along and sweep the nation.