The Evolution of Vampires in Pop Culture

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Shanspeare 10 aylar önce
Filmed this on the day The Batman came out + on the 100th anniversary of Nosferatu. Baller. Also, I made the pearl necklace but you can find similar on Etsy! It was inspired mainly by Hell’s Belle Designs and Christian Dior!
Meg Miao
Meg Miao 2 aylar önce
tokiobabe99 5 aylar önce
How did you acquire your stat that Carlisle Cullen is the third richest fictional character ever? If this is a real stat I really want to Google who else is on the list lol.
Jonanas Bananas
Jonanas Bananas 10 aylar önce
What kind of program do you use for editing?
Ash Schilling
Ash Schilling 10 aylar önce
Now you need to do a video like this but on the “lesbian vampire” trope.
Yono khanman
Yono khanman 10 aylar önce
This video is perfect timing, I just watched Nosferatu the other day!
Hailey Tin
Hailey Tin 10 aylar önce
People hating “pretty” vampires never made any sense to me tbh. If anything pretty vampires are MORE scary because it shows us how society values aesthetics as a marker of goodness. So when the pretty thing is revealed as dangerous it feels more unsettling and true to nature.
Voiceover Audios
Voiceover Audios 18 gün önce
@finding peace of mindthat’s true of the vampire genre. I think Meyer got it from early vampiric genre works such as Carmilla but she totally revolutionised it for a new generation
Ross 4 aylar önce
The vampires on buffy look funny but probably more realistic
Dani Rodriguez
Dani Rodriguez 4 aylar önce
I actually really like the argument that vampires became more attractive to their prey to draw them. So they’re less, that creepy dude pulling maidens into dark alleyways, sewers, and forests and more charming, attractive people who have their neighbors for dinner. It kinda grounds the horror and makes it more familiar. It also makes the stories way easier to adapt for visual media but that’s a completely different point.
kittykittybangbang 9 aylar önce
@nikki's modern life Carmella could also be considered a pretty vampire, and friendly reminder that she actually predated Dracula. People love to pretend that pretty vampires are a modern thing, when in reality have been around for centuries.
kittykittybangbang 9 aylar önce
@Gabriela Feliciano Then you will love Marceline and Marshall Lee from Adventure Time
manna b
manna b 10 aylar önce
one thing i really adore about this channel that i think is overlooked is all the effort put into the visuals - the makeup, outfits, background all coordinating with the topic in the video is such a fun detail :D
sadee D.
sadee D. 7 aylar önce
like they made a whole photo collage, that is hella effort
Ash 10 aylar önce
One of the many reasons I started watching more often honestly
Julia O
Julia O 10 aylar önce
Julia O
Julia O 10 aylar önce
@Shanspeare 2
Julia O
Julia O 10 aylar önce
@Shanspeare 22nd 22nd 222nd 22 we 2nd
Sis Liyah
Sis Liyah 10 aylar önce
I wish POC mythology stories where told a lot more often then the European ones. I'm obsessed with West African Folklore. It's sad that in Western media we mostly see Eurocentric stories surround monsters and other mythical creatures.
Zomby811 3 aylar önce
Completely agree, I’m interested in East African history and folklore
Blink Once if you're an Orbit
I should probably read about mythology from my culture
Sandra 6 aylar önce
Any examples of the West African folklore you mention? I googled it but I think I should be more specific to see interesting results
Ghost Marquiche
Ghost Marquiche 9 aylar önce
Wow who would have thought that Western media focused more on their own history. If it makes you sad, make your own shit
Connor Mc
Connor Mc 9 aylar önce
You do know Europe is full of different countries with different beliefs? Just like all "poc" aren't the same. If your tired of western media either learn yourself or move. Western media isn't doing it for an agenda to hide other cultures.
film fatales
film fatales 10 aylar önce
the bat ears... the bloody pearls... the flawless research, editing and (lack of) thesis... impeccable! remarkable! showstopping! and THAT is why you're the only channel that matters
Sis Liyah
Sis Liyah 10 aylar önce
Girl don't even get me started on the racism in these Vampire movies and tv shows. In Twilight and Vampire Diaries, all of the POC characters are left to suffer and sacrifice themselves for the sake of the main white character. Or their written as villains of the story while Pale main white character is seen as innocent. Stephanie Meyer writing of the Quileute Tribes and casting decision on Laurent is racist. The vampire Jasper is a former Confederate solider!!!! In the movie he is seen as hero by Bella. Vampire Diaries is guilty of the treatment of Bonnie and Damon being a former Confederate Soldier as well.
Gil 6 aylar önce
@Darla Lathan leave lafayette out of the argument he was the only redeemable or likeable character in the show. even if i was racist i would like lafayette based on his characterization
Atoz Reaction
Atoz Reaction 6 aylar önce
Thank you! I’ve been saying this! Bonnie is a literal self sacrifice for ugh- eck Elena fucking Gilbert (swear to this girl is a beacon of disaster). I feel like they were always gaslighting her, and when the series came to an end , majority of everyone (mostly white characters) all had a happy ending but HER.
Lia Storm
Lia Storm 10 aylar önce
@Lilia Howl Yup, he had his shit together🙏🏽
Lilia Howl
Lilia Howl 10 aylar önce
@Darla Lathan Isn't Lafayette also shown to be one of the most stable, human, and overall best characters of the show tho ? And the drug dealing stuff was very mild (except when it was imposed on him by Eric) and stopped rather quickly if I remember
Darla Lathan
Darla Lathan 10 aylar önce
So is Sookie's vampire boyfriend in True Blood, which is set in the South. It stereotypes a gay black man as a drug dealer and Sookie's black childhood friend as a jerk.
Jeffery Kusi
Jeffery Kusi 10 aylar önce
I think we all forget how much racism and colourism plays out regarding the adoration of the white supernatural characters - when we talk about the supernatural, the brutality of such a lifestyle is emphasised to an extreme in the media when POCs are in the picture. Case in point, Vodoo - an actual frickin religion is basically shit on by every CW teen supernatural drama went they run out of plots, but hey! Crystals, sexy vampires, gotta love them!
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Voiceover Audios 18 gün önce
That’s the point of vampires. Every book that defined the vampire as a genre and archetype is usually British. British people in the Victorian era were terrified of foreigners, of the East, they were orientalists and the vampires represented that fear, the fear of the “Other”. So, vampires will always have that inherent white supremacist nature to it just as much as classism (usually rich aristocrats) and sexuality.
Lia Storm
Lia Storm 10 aylar önce
Exactly! Like the POC is always being used and abused and shitted on🙄
Alias Fakename
Alias Fakename 10 aylar önce
One of my professors loves Dracula so students have made essays from every angle of the book. "Vampirism as an STD" "Vampires as an invasive species" "Vampires are the Victorian fear of sexual intimacy"
Ross 4 aylar önce
I love vampires, and honestly I'd love to read essays explaining that.
Sky ×͜× studygirl era
Aww that's so wholesome
FairGuinevere 10 aylar önce
Yes! Vampires are very fun. Although the title of the essay amuses me, I think all fangs are in fact phallic - that's what makes female vampires so inherently lesbian, such a threat to patriarchy, etc. If you're going Full Freud (which arguably you shouldn't do but also he's great at describing cishet men) the acquisition of a phallic, penetrating tool and source of power by a woman is like, as scary as it gets. Also why there's such a dedicated subset of trans vampire fans - a woman whose body possesses one of the defining symbols of patriarchy marking her as disgusting and evil? She just like me fr.
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Voiceover Audios 18 gün önce
@Mya Smithit’s inherent in every vampire book tbh. Though the post is about women, it’s more common in men because people write them in more. The vampire itself is caught between two worlds: the new, Western, technologically advanced one and the old archaic Eastern European (in modern adaptations where all vampires are from America, I am seeing this shift to the South) which still holds on to superstition and old “barbaric” ideas the West dismisses as mystical and Other.
rue 3 aylar önce
Mya Smith
Mya Smith 7 aylar önce
Carmilla approves of this comment, lesbian and bi women vampires are a troupe at this point. Even Adventure Time used the bisexual vampire troupe 😅.
Aspen Lee
Aspen Lee 10 aylar önce
not this calling out the subconscious reasons i love vampires
Cocky Cookie
Cocky Cookie 10 aylar önce
Y'all watch ContraPoints ,right?
Uncreative Name
Uncreative Name 10 aylar önce
hey as a Romanian i really appreciate this. a lot of people oversimplify and make a mockery out of our folklore and culture
noish fanboy
noish fanboy 6 aylar önce
@Nihil Ego no way is that nihil Ego the library of ruina comment man!
Nihil Ego
Nihil Ego 7 aylar önce
@Ronan Case in point:
Uncreative Name
Uncreative Name 7 aylar önce
@Ronan huh
Momo Yaoyorozu
Momo Yaoyorozu 10 aylar önce
Can we take a moment to appreciate how aesthetically pleasing this video is! The roses, the fake blood, literally everything is so pretty !!
Marmelade Sea
Marmelade Sea 10 aylar önce
Vlad the impaler was a guerilla fighter fighting a giant turkish army. He used fear as a strategy against overwhelming odds. People nowadays like to skip that part and make it sound like he did it for fun. Also he was a christian and hat support from Vatican, which is funny considering how vampires are considered anti-church
VenusTemple 10 aylar önce
I really find Vlad's story interesting, and it's really sad and annoying how there's so much misinformation on him.
cam 10 aylar önce
People also tend to ignore how propaganda (both for and against a ruler) & exaggeration work. "He tortures captives" gets turned into "he impales them in public and feasts on their blood." "He's really good at killing the enemy army" gets turned into "he killed 20,000 guys at once." "The Carpathian mountains are creepy at night if you don't know the area" gets turned into "he disappeared into the shadows and turned into FRICKIN' BATS"
L D 10 aylar önce
Being a lady who loves ladies I heard about Carmilla and was planning on reading it so you posting this video was crazy good timing! Love the vid girl! You always pull out all the stops and make your videos absolutely fabulous!
Aspen Lee
Aspen Lee 10 aylar önce
@Anna I agree there was an empty feeling that was probably intentional from a storytelling perspective that also felt kind of allegorical to wlw relationships or feelings that go unfulfilled. love carmilla so much though and it's a free pdf online
Marta Barrales
Marta Barrales 10 aylar önce
verilybitchie also has a nice deep dive on lesbian vampires that's really interesting 💕
Anna 10 aylar önce
You should read it, it's not very long but I think it's good. Left me feeling a bit empty or unsatisfied though, but I think that's effective storytelling.
Alex Anon
Alex Anon 10 aylar önce
I really want to see an anticapitalist vampire story. When I played Vampire the Masquerade I played an anarchist Anarch vampire and while that setting isn't particularly accurate to my political beliefs there is sooooo much territory to explore re dismantling class structure and the "superiority" of people with vampirism.
Il Pensatore
Il Pensatore 10 aylar önce
There's a TV show called "blue" which is about French royals being infected by vampirism. Unfortunately it revealed to be kind of a waste of potential of the concept of "rich baroque vampires being the cause of French revolution" .
cam 10 aylar önce
@Lauren Simendinger They...they are. That's the point. That's what we're talking about
Рил Слав Гф
Рил Слав Гф 10 aylar önce
One of the original vampires ,a Serb named Sava Savanović was actually a capitalist . (One of the popular rationalizations of this myth is that he killed the peasants who stole flour from his mill) That disappoints me, as a commie from Serbia xd
Lauren Simendinger
Lauren Simendinger 10 aylar önce
I desperately need a story with vampires as the oppressors
Kohhna Dearg
Kohhna Dearg 10 aylar önce
Vampires Vs The Bronx on Netflix. Its great, Vampires as a metaphor for urban gentrification.
jr3wx 10 aylar önce
If anyone ever makes fun of you for this content you can tell them I took an entire semester-long college course about vampires and their history and literature and this video was more informative! My professor was creepy levels of interested in the details of how Vlad the Impaler tortured people and told us NOTHING about the scientific explanations for vampire panics. You continue to be an absolute delight to watch! The costumes! The rigorous research! The gleeful fandom discussions! Big fan.
Cocky Cookie
Cocky Cookie 10 aylar önce
Were you there for creative writing purposes or...?
LadyRed L
LadyRed L 10 aylar önce
"No hobbies except for oppression, reading and writing " girl, as an amateur Victorianist, when I tell you I screamed! 😂
The Crow Formerly Known as Piper Sweeney
I haven't watched yet but can I just say I really appreciate how much effort you put into dressing along with your videos. I love the goth vampire look.
Evelyn Novak
Evelyn Novak 10 aylar önce
as an romanian the thing that is most similar to a vampir is called “ vărcolac” which is a pale long eared, canine teethed blood sucking, humalike creature
Who stole the beans ?
Who stole the beans ? 9 aylar önce
romanian here too, but doesnt that translate to werewolf?
Evelyn Novak
Evelyn Novak 10 aylar önce
@Cocky Cookie not exactly it doesnt have fur and looks kinda like the vampires from garvity falls just humansized
Cocky Cookie
Cocky Cookie 10 aylar önce
so like a weredog?
넌 지금 잘하고 있어
@stargirl abi You're kidding! I found out she's an Aussie actress after I watched the movie, did some searching, and I've been unknowingly watching movies and series with her in for over a decade! (had a major crush on her as Lyla in S1 'Mako: Island of Secrets,' too.)
stargirl abi
stargirl abi 10 aylar önce
@넌 지금 잘하고 있어 my dads friend played the blonde girl in that, lucy fry!
Clockwork Oregano
Clockwork Oregano 10 aylar önce
I love learning about how different cultures all have some version of the same kind of mythological creature (Wurdulak, mermaid, trickster animal spirit, etc)
Clockwork Oregano
Clockwork Oregano 10 aylar önce
@Anyone thats a slavic/Russian type of vampire thats sort of related in lore to the Upyr vampire. The "W" is pronounced as a "V" in English so it sort of sounds like "vardulak" if I were to try to write it in English
넌 지금 잘하고 있어
@Anyone "Wurdulac, also spelled wurdalak or verdilak, is a vampire in the Slavic folklore mythology. Some Western sources define it as a type of "Russian vampire" that must consume the blood of its loved ones and convert its whole family."
Anyone 10 aylar önce
What’s the first one?
Mimi 123
Mimi 123 10 aylar önce
I love this since I was like super young I love vampires in the media whether it be stories movies TV shows love it I think my obsession first came about with vampire Knight which I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing but anime and manga have always gotten me sucked in so I really do miss when the vampire was popular in main stream media
Bee 10 aylar önce
@Alex Same! I was obsessed with that shit!
Phuc Bich
Phuc Bich 10 aylar önce
Alex 10 aylar önce
Bro same I enjoyed vampire knight back in the day I was also obsessed with vampires or werewolves or just the supernatural in general.
Shanspeare 10 aylar önce
mollymishy 10 aylar önce
Romanian here, just want to note that Vlad is a war hero and the invading Ottoman Empire at the time was only deterred because of his efforts to scare them off because Romania did not have the ability to fight them (he used tonnes of impaled soldiers heads from earlier battles, it was an absolute last resort), however the Ottomans had made up a lot of stories (I guess history really does only remember the winner’s narrative) and he’s been depicted awfully ever since. The stories I believe did heavily inspire the ‘lore’ of the modern western vampire.
mollymishy 7 aylar önce
@≖‿≖ 𝓗𝓮𝔂 Did you read my comment? He didn't actually drink blood, that was propaganda and fearmongering from the Ottomans to discredit him.
Anna 10 aylar önce
I find the modern vampire best a metaphore for toxic and abusive relationships, whether it be familial or romantic. I especially relate to the aspect of loving someone who struggles with a desire that often comes before everything and everyone else, having a family member who is an addict. That's why I think it's so easily popular. Most people have at some point in their lives loved someone who doesn't treat them right and maybe even hurts them while also feeling a responsibility for that person's struggles. It's a topic not often directly addressed in media or shown with much empathy. And vampire stories do this well.
kittykittybangbang 9 aylar önce
@Cocky Cookie or bite kink
P-P-Panda 9 aylar önce
@Cocky Cookie that too ngl
Cocky Cookie
Cocky Cookie 10 aylar önce
You sure it isn't just "Blood kink go brrr"
Bee 10 aylar önce
Elizabeth H
Elizabeth H 10 aylar önce
I'm surprised you didn't mention Blade, Underworld, Van Helsing, or the Originals. These are some great vampire movies/shows. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also had a vampire (THE Mina Harker from Brom Stoker's Dracula) bu she had a thing with Dorian Grey which was weird.
Katie Sperr-Crane
Katie Sperr-Crane 10 aylar önce
also a lot of vampire related folklore/characteristics are very much rooted in antisemitic stereotypes and were used to perpetuate a lot of the myths about jews in eastern europe (i.e. drinking the blood of christians, large noses, heavy accents, hurt by a cross, compared to the devil, etc)
Doctor Talisman
Doctor Talisman 6 aylar önce
@cam Yeah, agreed (if you haven't already, you should totally read Jack Halberstam's analysis of Dracula from this perspective!). Honestly, I always find it odd when people argue over analysis of art like that, by going "no, it's not about THIS theme, it's about THIS one!"... like... have you considered that art can have more than one theme?! I am personally a huge fan of vampires-as-queerness but it is by no means mutually exclusive with vampires-as-antisemitic-stereotypes or vampires-as-capitalism. I mean, going back to Dracula, Bram Stoker was antisemitic, misogynistic, AND likely a closeted queer man - all of those traits carry over into his work, and none of them somehow cancel out the others.
cam 10 aylar önce
This. So much anti-Semitism gets ignored by modern reinterpretations because "oh, it's about CAPITALISM" like...you understand that "evil outsider who hordes money" & "secret cabal who run the world from behind the scenes" are also anti-Semitic tropes, right? "It's about queerness" as if "foreign religious practice where the men don't behave like OUR men, sounds kinda fruity" is not somehow also a longstanding anti-Semitic stereotype...
palanfuiniel 10 aylar önce
Hey, Friendly Neighborhood Serb here! When I first read Dracula I was really struck by how violently anti-Slavic it is. John Harper describes the peasants around Dracula's castle as practically subhuman. Unfortunately this tracks with how modern Northwestern Europeans (i.e. England, Germany) see people from the Balkan Peninsula today - backwards (Not Protestant), poor, and untrustworthy. This doesn't translate neatly to North America, where Balkan people (Greek American, Serbian American, etc) are seen as white and benefit from the general anti-blackness of White Supremacy. I really loved this video, and can't wait to see the rest!
Kezia Cooper
Kezia Cooper 10 aylar önce
Loved this video. You make learning new things fun and way more entertaining than it usually is. Also in Guyana (South America) we call the old ladies who suck young blood Ole Higues. The lore around them is similar to those around the rest of the Caribbean. They are a big piece of our culture and even have poems and plays written about them.
Cocky Cookie
Cocky Cookie 10 aylar önce
Reminds me of Maggie the frog in Asoiaf kinda
Kezia Cooper
Kezia Cooper 10 aylar önce
@Kay Yes and if you add more or scatter it they have to start over again. 😌
Kay 10 aylar önce
I forgot about old higues. My grandpa used to tell me about the bakoo and circling the house with rice so he counts it until the morning
Jols ._.
Jols ._. 10 aylar önce
In Trinidad and Tobago we call it soucouyant
Kezia Cooper
Kezia Cooper 10 aylar önce
@Yuh Yuh You're welcome. Almost every Western or Northern folklore (although mostly true) has an African or Caribbean equivalent. You'd be very surprised. 😏😉
Katie Bailey
Katie Bailey 10 aylar önce
When you talked about the racializing with people who now would be considered white, I thought about how I learned when we went to new orleans that they would keep track of people's lineage and even if they looked completely white; if they had black heritage they were considered black.
jorie 10 aylar önce
This video was so informative! The creature at 10:05 is called a "manananggal" (lmao try saying that 5 times fast) in the Philippines, although I don't know what it's called in Malaysia and Indonesia. Another fun fact about it is sprinkling salt/garlic on its lower half will defeat the manananggal because it stops the creature from getting back to its body. The manananggal needs to get back to its body before sunrise or else it will burn, like typical vampires do.
Maia Ergarac
Maia Ergarac 10 aylar önce
I loved this! I recently started watching buffy the vampire slayer and i just want to bring up the weirdly large age gaps between (more often than not) human girls and then super old vampire guys. Am i the only one that finds it creepy? i just always feel like it's a sly attempt to romanticise and normalise pedophilia and predatory behaviour with a nice lovely layer of fiction and folklore. i was a huge twilight fan at 14, then moved on to vampire diaries and the originals, now that i'm almost 18 and have revisited my young love for vampires, buffy's age gap with angel really makes me feel icky (the fact that he was in his mid-late 20's when he was sired also just- c'mon they didn't even try to make it any better) and thinking about all the other age gaps in the other shows (when the girl isn't even a legal adult yet, if the characters were of an adult age i don't think i'd disapprove so much) is also kinda gross but it's hard to see it when these old vampire guys are depicted as so desirable and attractive. not to mention the way they treat the girls, the stalking and emotional manipulation, but i should stop here for now.
Leonie Tschan
Leonie Tschan 9 aylar önce
@Maia Ergarac I mean at least in Buffy it's not a good thing, like it doesn't romanticise it too much? At least in later seasons dating vampires is mostly seen as a bad thing
kittykittybangbang 9 aylar önce
@Maia Ergarac Would you considerate creepy if a woman in her 20s dated (or married) a vampire who is probably over 100 years old? It's just something that has been on my mind for awhile now.
Bee 10 aylar önce
@Maia Ergarac I also think that media is generally safe if consumed in a response manner! Buffy is definitely the type of show a high schooler should watch, not an elementary schooler! But I also think that discussing topics about consent can also curb the danger around shows like that. I think that a lack of sexual education combined with our societies attitude around talking about sex/consent/age differences is another huge contributor to the concerning trend of age gap relationships between those in their teen years and those in their 20’s.
Maia Ergarac
Maia Ergarac 10 aylar önce
@throughthedin it would make sense wouldn't it
Maia Ergarac
Maia Ergarac 10 aylar önce
@Bee YES 100% my sister (11) told me she had seen about two seasons of buffy (my mum unfortunately doesn't monitor what she watches on disney plus very often) and I immediately got very protective and told her not to watch it anymore. She said she stopped after season 2 thank goodness, but i don't want her to grow into a teenager seeing those sorts of relationships in the media and then thinking that it's normal to want to be in a relationship like that just because the guy is perceived to be a "hot, attractive, mysterious" vampire.
Luanna Rocha
Luanna Rocha 10 aylar önce
Have you watched verilybitchie's videos about bisexual dracula and lesbian vampire movies? I think that could add some interesting things on to your perspective, since you talk about dracula being a foreigner but I think you do it differently than the other person's video Great video! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!
ci ci
ci ci 10 aylar önce
I one hundred percent blame Bela Lugosi for the sexy vampire trope. When that movie came out in 1931 he got so many letters from women!! What an amazing video and topic thank you so much for making it, I always look forward to your content!
Ruthy M
Ruthy M 10 aylar önce
Yasss I'm here for the attention to detail, both aesthetically and content wise! Keep on keeping on sis!!
Marisoph 10 aylar önce
Ahhh this is interesting! The vampire story that I still think about a lot is True Blood because i first watched it in the first lockdown back in 2020. I read somewhere that the vampirism and how they were treated by society in that show was a metaphor for queerness. It gets pretty obvious at some point also when there is a whole church that makes it their mission to kill all vamps. Some parts of this show were actually so good but unfortunately other parts of it were dogshit.
Sam 10 aylar önce
From what I've heard, the story of Dracula was largely complete before Stoker heard about Vlad. All he got from him was the name.
Leonie Tschan
Leonie Tschan 9 aylar önce
Yeah and wasn't it more based on Carmilla? Like I think she even was a character and the setting was also in the Steiermark not Romania
vlad dracul
vlad dracul 10 aylar önce
youre right ! the rose sinister vampires podcast has an episode on dracula that explains this more thoroughly - stokers notes were missing for a long time, during which people assumed that vlad tepes must have been the source for the count
Zarah’s Art
Zarah’s Art 10 aylar önce
Shanaya- States all the horrifying and gruesome ways Ye old hoomans handled corpses allegedly infected with vampirism Also Shanaya-This is a family channel..I don’t wanna elaborate on the details of those cases
Lily Fauns
Lily Fauns 7 aylar önce
Speaking of vampire panic in the contemporary era, a close friend of my family was apparently brutally murdered for being suspected of being a vampire. My mom still has a painting he made, and it has become a familial keepsake.
nessa 'the dwayne' johnson
the blood on the pearl necklace? incredible showstopping spectacular never been done before
H T 10 aylar önce
Btw, Ask A Mortician has a great video on the New England vampire panic if you guys wanna know more
Bat 10 aylar önce
Sheridan Le Fanu would probably have an actual heart attack if someone showed him the Twilight Saga 😂
Bat 10 aylar önce
@H T typo! Sheridan is a man! 😅 My bad Edit: well, was a man. Long dead now.
H T 10 aylar önce
Wait Sheridan is a girl?? Someone told me Camilla was written by a guy and I was so shocked bc it's so good lol so I'm glad to know I was right in the beginning
hannibunny 10 aylar önce
not the lime cheese salad again 💀 thought i was over it... but i'm glad our icon is back!! 😤 excited to learn about all the vampire lore
Shanspeare 10 aylar önce
Can’t get it out of my head 😩
Cory L
Cory L 10 aylar önce
I hope you cover more horror tropes. The research and vibes were outstanding. The work you put into these videos is incredible.
Cris GD In Coffee Spoons
This is going to seem silly...but thank you so much for pointing out the Chupacabra is from Puerto Rico! Anytimes we see it attributed to Mexico is like...no, it's from here, and its part of long tradition of monsters, both blood drinking and not, in Puerto Rico. Absolutely love your videos and you always do such amazing work and like just wanted to thank you for this one XD. Amazing work!
film fatales
film fatales 10 aylar önce
I rewatched Twilight and New Moon this week... bestie, are we psychically linked? probably. get out of my head :)
Shanspeare 10 aylar önce
No :)
WellspringPhoenix 10 aylar önce
Im not sure if this was mentioned but have you watched Castlevania on Netflix?? I loved the story of Dracula told and his complex character along with all the other characters.
kittykittybangbang 9 aylar önce
We can't forget the story of Dracula and his wife Lisa
Trina Q
Trina Q 10 aylar önce
I adore your makeup, you really go all out with your costumes in every video, girl! 😍❣️
Isaac Ofori-Solomon
Isaac Ofori-Solomon 10 aylar önce
Vampires are often orientalized when it comes to the "other". Specifically in the context of the late 1800s fears against Eastern Europeans but specifically Ashkenazi Jews and Romani
Not Me
Not Me 10 aylar önce
On the Vlad the Impaler stuff, just wanted to add a perspective of how it’s taught in Romanian schools, from my memory (therefore likely innacurate since I haven’t been in school for amost 10 years). His time, like most of our history, was one of a lot of unrest, especially due to foreign invasions, which have happened so many times I’ve lost count. He is seen as a pretty evil guy, but usually in response to deadly circumstances (i.e. the Ottoman soldiers who we’re trying to conquer the area, not just strolling by). Even so, he seemed to go beyond what other rullers of the time did, and I can vividly remmember being about 15 when my teacher described the impaling process, while we were looking at him horrified. It’s a pretty popular story since it sounds so ridiculous and horrifying to us now. He was a pretty successful leader and was able to protect the region against foreign invasions (I think? for the most part at least? who knows, we got invaded so much it’s ridiculous). This supposedly led to some foreign factions (I think I remmember particularly the Hungarians and Ottomans, the main opposition at the time) exagerating his cruelty and methods to provide more reasoning as to why he should be stopped. Since all the legends and stories, his castle has been made to seem spookier than a medieval castle already is (given it’s not the kind with gold and riches, more like stone and gloom). Torture mechanisms from all over Europe have been taken there (or were a few years ago when I visited) to make the experience scarier for visitors, since it’s a big source of tourism, national and international. I would say in my opinion he is viewed as extremely cruel but ultimately triying to protect the people from foreign invaders that the people were already trying to run from, while in the context of a time when human rights were pretty scarse, especially for common folk. Nonetheless, the blatant devil (Dracul = The Devil) nickname for him and his dad, using a very common word for devil, does say a lot about how they must’ve treated their community. There’s probably a lot more lore around this and I cannot promise everything I said here is accurate to my history lesson or the actual facts (given that the education system is very biased), but this is just the perspective of someone who grew up relatively close to his region and has been hearing about his legacy pretty much my whole life. Hope that was somewhat interesting :)
Tuva B
Tuva B 10 aylar önce
I wanted to be a folklorist when I was 15 or so. Read everything I could get my hands on when it came to vampire folklore. Was obsessed with vampire literature. But thats like... forever ago now. Had honestly kinda forgotten how much I loved this stuff, and how much joy it brought me. So thanks for the reminder! So excited about the next videos
artia 10 aylar önce
I really love how much effort is put into all these videos - Ik this has been mentioned already - but it’s just so amazing to me how much effort is put into the research, costume, set design etc etc! It’s so cool! :)
Jon, it hurts
Jon, it hurts 8 aylar önce
i dont get some ppls insistance that vampires can only be light skinned because they need to be pale, I always saw the pale look of vampires as a way to make them look corpse-like, or bloodless even, and just overall sickly and off-looking. its not about having light skin but about looking dead, you can very much achieve that look with darker skin without making it pale like you would lighter skin.
Yuh Yuh
Yuh Yuh 10 aylar önce
I Iove, love, LOVE your videos and I’m so glad you made this video!! I recently did a project on Nosforatu and I ALSO found the difference between early vampires to the almost cartoonish depictions today really interesting! Have a great day queen 👸👸👸
Aina Aneanu
Aina Aneanu 8 aylar önce
Small specification here before you condemn Vlad the impaler like he was some psycho you should have the context first: he was defending a small country against a huge empire ...successfully even, which could not have been done otherwise but by fighting fire with fire. Impaling was a punishing method used by Ottoman Empire he was taught while being one of the Turkish prisoners / guests during his childhood as a guarantee his father won't go against the empire. Also that was a way to avoid the corrupted nobles to betray him, being feared but just, hence he didn't kill people for fun like it is suggested so often, he was considered a hero and a favorite of the christian high power.
Adaija Packnet
Adaija Packnet 10 aylar önce
I always found the allure of vampires really fascinating, I remember sneaking and watching blade when I was waayyy to young to watch it plus interview with a vampire and I just found vampires to be alluring and cool, they are definitely my favorite amongst the mythical creatures, I even remember wanting to get like some of those fake teeth that you put on your canines specifically to look like a vampire, I love vampires lol
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II 10 aylar önce
ok can we all agree that Aubrey is literally in love with ruthven
Helena Hanssens
Helena Hanssens 10 aylar önce
I'm sure I will love this video, I love vampire content (check out maven of the eventide's youtube channel if you love vampire videos). I also really appreciate your commitment to costumes and the red lighting looks great!
Becca A
Becca A 10 aylar önce
Brilliant, enjoyed this all esp the part about the asanbosam and other folk law creatures. I’ve never seen Twilight as I was a bit too old for it and I’m incredibly squeamish so my Goth phase was more a nip than a full bite. I do love that vampire atheistic though. Red and black, fangs and all, you look flipping gorgeous in. Not sure what on your neck, like blood globules? But I love it 🧛🏽‍♀️🤩
linsi 10 aylar önce
Isn't carmilla said to be the first vampire book? The story of a lesbian vampire who seduces a younger woman
Leonie Tschan
Leonie Tschan 9 aylar önce
Yeah not the first Vampire book, but the first where the vamp is an actual person and not just a Monster that eats people who out on the streets at night. It's basically the first "modern" Vampire book
Lena Ni
Lena Ni 10 aylar önce
I can't believe how f ing perfect your timing is since I currently have to write a paper on Dracula by Bram Stoker! (also comparing it to some anti eastern european propaganda from that middle ages - which I guess you can't help me with unfortunately 😅)
Tickle a Pickle
Tickle a Pickle 10 aylar önce
Holy shit I am doing the same! I am making a speech about dracula and the anti Eastern European propaganda during that time LMAOOO
PsychedelicPegasus 10 aylar önce
The first vampire story I learned about was Carmilla, a novella by Sheridan le Fanu was written in 1872 so 26 years before Dracula. I am excited to hear about one from much earlier.
Juliet Bertrand
Juliet Bertrand 9 aylar önce
I also love to see the history of vampires within the LGBT+ community (in your typical queercoded villain style), especially concerning "The Vampyre" and "Dracula".
Darla Lathan
Darla Lathan 10 aylar önce
I love this video for your comprehensive history of vampire lore, fact and media, connecting blood fetishism to the Goth subculture and exposing the political symbols in vampire mythos. I'm a Goth, myself, who grew up with Dracula, Buffy, Twilight and True Blood. You exposed political angles in vampirism I never knew about, such as racism, capitalism, etc.
Layla -
Layla - 28 gün önce
I'd heard dozens of queer interpretations on Dracula, and some about it being about the "foreign danger", but never the racial interpretation. That was super interesting! Thank you for the video and your inaights
Imani Manuellah
Imani Manuellah 10 aylar önce
Perfect The explanation on the nosferatu to Edward Cullen pipeline I’ve been waiting for 🤠
Spurius Brocoli
Spurius Brocoli 10 aylar önce
The point of race being socially constructed differently based on how imperialism encoded it into different societies is *very* accurate. My fave example is how Irish Americans and Italian Americans were not considered "white" when they landed on the east coast, but through communal organizing w/ the likes of pan-immigrant groups, Irish and Italian Americans were able to successfully argue for their inclusion into whiteness. This is why every Irish grandparent has memories of the "Irish need not apply" days, where that would never happen in American white supremacy nowadays. What is also damning to me is that Irish and Italian Americans specifically achieved this status of whiteness by playing into extant anti-Black and anti-indigenous racism. Irish Americans saw the oppression of Black and Latin Americans as an exploited underclass, were themselves a part of said underclass, and decided to kick other minority groups down to climb the ladder while preserving the underclass itself. And that's why Bernadette Devlin gave the key to NYC to the Black Panther Party. We stan.
lively bangtan
lively bangtan 10 aylar önce
omg just a couple of days ago i was literally reading dracula and thinking to myself how much a vampires in literature have changed over the course of time?? and then this video drops?? bestie I love you ❤
Kaleidoscope Kai
Kaleidoscope Kai 10 aylar önce
Nosferatu 100th anniversary was a few days ago. I love vampires 🦇. Anna rice past away in January I was so sad she wrote Interview with a vampire the movie great too. ❤️❤️
rahniamersereau 10 aylar önce
This idea that Vlad Tepes was a direct inspiration for Dracula is bad scholarship that persists, for some reason. I really recommend the excellent Dracula: Sense and Nonsense by Elizabeth Miller, who is a fantastic Dracula scholar. As you mentioned, Bram Stoker had copious notes from writing the novel, and Vlad Tepes isn’t among them!
rahniamersereau 10 aylar önce
@vlad dracul yes I’ve read In Search of Dracula, I may actually still own a copy (I have a small library of non-fiction books on vampires). Their spurious connections wouldn’t have gotten me a passing grade in my junior-level lit OR mythology courses.
vlad dracul
vlad dracul 10 aylar önce
stokers notes were missing for long after his death, which is why that idea became so popular. "in search of dracula" by radu florescu & raymond mcnally, the first version, was a hit when it was released in '72. that book is likely one main reason this is such a persistent belief
PestyObsrvr 10 aylar önce
12:50 "OH NO, VAMPIRES" "GET A BRICK" "WHAT?!?!" lol Loved your outfits in the video. Aristocratic and Hot Topic Vampire you can do both. I'd like this video more than once if I could. Just this one.
Pilou G
Pilou G 10 aylar önce
something minor i really appreciate when watching your videos is your soft tone. as someone who has auditory sensitivity i’m so grateful that i get to enjoy your videos without worrying about the volume . thank you!
Kayla W.
Kayla W. 10 aylar önce
I've only watched a couple of your videos so far but I can already tell that they are aesthetically pleasing, properly researched, well edited, and well written. Plus you're hilarious, relatable, and have a really nice voice. Everything about this channel is exactly what I want out of TRvid.
Sam Cotter
Sam Cotter 5 aylar önce
I adored this vid! I would have liked to see some love for Bela Lugosi, considering he really shaped the modern image of the vampire.
susie 10 aylar önce
Literally the funniest part of The Vampyre is that John Polidori was Lord Byron's personal doctor and travelling companion (the first draft was written at the same get-together in 1816 that produced Frankenstein). This man spent 99% of his time with Byron and then wrote a novel about a seductive, charismatic man who preys upon the innocent and lures them in using his super sexy charm, and the hapless, totally-not-gay-I-promise-look-he-even-has-a-girlfriend young man who is among those who become inexplicably taken with this guy, finding him beautiful and repulsive at the same time. Like... something you want to share with the class, John?
Reb 6 aylar önce
I want to add byron was literally bisexual
Screamingwhales 10 aylar önce
as a vampire enthusiast, this video makes me so happy!!
Kohhna Dearg
Kohhna Dearg 10 aylar önce
The Extra Credits series on Vlad The Impaler was very good. Dracula was basically a techno-thriller, viewing the old mythos of the Vampire with the then-cutting edge contemporary scientific perspectives of, erm, degeneration theory and scientific racism (Van Helsing quotes and references this stuff in the text) and fights it with the then-cutting edge contemporary scientific technology, i.e., erm, the phonograph, shorthand, telegraphy and blood transfusion. Something else about Dracula that you fail to mention, you have to remember Stoker's perspective as a member of the Anglo-Irish ascendency, a descendant of the protestant english speaking ruling class in Ireland. The early chapters of the young metropolitan male in the rural; hinterland amongst a bunch of weird, superstitious non-english speaking peasants was probably based on his own travels outside of The Pale into the rest of Ireland.
Sacrilegious Sasquatch
Sacrilegious Sasquatch 10 aylar önce
I love your videos, you have such a calm energy and it's easy to just slip into a concentrated state while doing almost anything
dixxsempiternal 10 aylar önce
loved this subject!!🖤🖤🖤 it’s just missing Carmilla, it was written even before Dracula
Chloe Wapelhorst
Chloe Wapelhorst 10 aylar önce
First off, your outfit and makeup are amazing as always. Also, glad I'm not the only one strangely attracted to Carlisle lol. This might be a stretch, but the unnatural beauty of vampires in modern media reminds me of the pressure consumer culture puts on everyone to buy products to become beautiful, and that natural beauty isn't enough. Today's infatuation with vampires might represent how late-stage capitalism is no longer just an outside threat, but instead worms its way into our consciousnesses and has a more intimate relationship with workers and consumers. This is all just complete guesswork inspired by your wonderful video and by having to sit through twilight for the third time because my friends like it, take it or leave it.
LizaBee 10 aylar önce
Hey! Loved this video so much and looking forward to the rest of the series, but also, don’t rush yourself or stress about it please!
ruirui 10 aylar önce
i love this channel sm, the visuals according to theme, editing, research and how u word everything is so ugh(/pos) lovely vid as always omg
greenbananaman 10 aylar önce
i only decry that u didn't mention what we do in the shadows, uve single handedly inspired me to write one of my overdue essays
Kelly Wink
Kelly Wink 9 aylar önce
As a long time viewer, I might have to say this is my favorite video of yours. I was dying laughing and you can tell how much love went into this project
evita 9 aylar önce
4 words: Only Lovers Left Alive. My favourite romance movie of all time, the blueprint of an ideal relationship and the perfect take on vampires and their immortality.
Lucy 10 aylar önce
this is so interesting, especially the parts linking vampire fear/interest with different real world economic trends 😮 looking forward to the next vampire vid!!
Mirithil Rose
Mirithil Rose 10 aylar önce
This was a lot of fun to watch and I'm excited about the next one. 💖
Natasha 10 aylar önce
Hello! I am a real vampire of the Psychic kind, who is involved in the "real vampire" circles. I wanted to say this is probably the best video I've seen going over this topic, I really appreciate both the care and genuine interest you have on the topic, with seemingly no judging views on the commmunity ( a lot either depict it as "look at these crazies lmao!! ), or just other... distasteful ways. This was really fun to watch. ❤️ edit: also if you have any questions, i'm pretty active in the communities and have a pretty wide knowledge of it all, i don't mind answering anything !! ^_^
Amelia Nowak
Amelia Nowak 9 aylar önce
I am obsessed with your content it’s so enriching and you are so full of personality and are just easy to listen to. My new fav channel
Monchi 10 aylar önce
This was too good, Shan!!! You really put your back into this video (as always), thank you so much
Laurajayne Nolan
Laurajayne Nolan 10 aylar önce
So much goes into these videos and I love it. The whole vibe is so soothing and comforting 😊♥️
wovenlion 8 aylar önce
I find 'What we do in the shadows' series the most interesting about vampire themed movies. It's a well done mockery of the films taking the subject 'seriously'.
Amparo B.
Amparo B. 10 aylar önce
Growing up in Europe in the 80s I was weirdly and prematurely obsessed with vampires, which wasnt very common back in the day. Dracula by Bram stoker and Interview with the vampire by Ann Rice were the real deal. Vampires were cool before Buffy, True Blood, the Vampire diaries and, of course, Twilight. I hate Stephanie for making them so mainstream and uber popular 🙄 😒 😑
Crystal B DellaNebbia 'Grey'
aaaaaw you're no longer quirky
morganlegayfay 10 aylar önce
The whole not being able to be black and a vampire is so strange to me I feel like the people who say this have never seen queen of the damned I feel like anne rice movies/books pioneered the modern day vampire and yet everyone forgets about Queen Akasha like how is that possible especially when she was played by Aaliyah???
Noki 10 aylar önce
I never skip any of your ads because you and contrapoints are the only people on TRvid who can make me laugh out loud
_ 10 aylar önce
i’m so excited for the twilight, fanfics and 50 shades video omg alizee is one of my favorite youtubers and she makes videos reading all of them
Maisy jay
Maisy jay 10 aylar önce
You don't know how happy I am to see that you posted this. As someone who studies the gothic and has some knowledge of Dracula this is amazing!!! 🥰🥰🥰
V Numlipz
V Numlipz 9 aylar önce
huh. I've read/watched analyses about vampires tropes and vampire representing gays/queernes. And it fits: it's othering to it's core. I absolutely see how it is about race or non-christianity.
Jeanne T
Jeanne T 10 aylar önce
Loved this video and subject! Have you seen Byzantium? I thought of it when you mentioned the female vampire and patriarchy
Lady Weirdo
Lady Weirdo 10 aylar önce
With vampires having represented people with diseases and later becoming sex symbols, I would think there'd be a lot more media with vampires being metaphorical stand-ins for people with STDs.
Ianthe Harvey
Ianthe Harvey 10 aylar önce
Omg! It's so rare I see my name in anything! It's pronounced eye-an-fee, I'm going to have to go find that book now!
Emily Sheehy
Emily Sheehy 8 aylar önce
i loooooove any vampire analysis. did my undergrad dissertation on the potential of vampires to subvert gender dynamics, but loved hearing different articles and views about a similar topic!
vitamincrc 10 aylar önce
Aubrey agreeing to tour Europe with Lord Ruthven no questions asked sounds like how instagram couples used to meet ~back in the day~
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