Rose Sinister: Vampires

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March 31, 2019  

2.2 Blade

March 31, 2019

1998's vampire hunting summer blockbuster, "Blade," actually has quite a bit more to say that simply, "vampires bad. Blade kill."

 

But yes, in this movie, vampires are unambiguously bad guys- but the why might surprise you.

 

Two online essays helped immeasurably when constructing this episode, and it is with gratitude that I share the links here.

 

"Daywalkin' Nightstalkin' Bloodsuckas: Black Vampires in Contemporary Film by Francis Gateward

https://www.colorado.edu/gendersarchive1998-2013/2004/07/02/daywalkin-night-stalkin-bloodsuckas-black-vampires-contemporary-film

 

Some Vampires Are Real: Stereotypes and Dominant Fears (Re)presented in the Black Vampire of American Popular Film" by Sarah Broderick

http://www.gnovisjournal.org/2011/11/21/sarah-broderick-journal/