The Problem With Vampires Part 3: When Vampires Started to Suck

(This is the last of a three part history of popular culture vampires. It is not a good history, but it’s free. Feel free to read Part One here, and Part Two here).

At first, the change isn’t bad at all.

In 1976, Anne Rice published Interview with the Vampire. This book was breathtaking. Rice

is such a powerful writer that she manages to create vampires that can be both empathized with and reviled at the same time. Louis is a tragic figure, and Lestat his murderous…