Recently, I read an article that the vampire trend is dead. I’m so far from the In crowd that I can’t comment on this. All good(?) things must come to an end, right? The vampire trend went viral with movies, books, TV shows, t-shirts, makeup, music, coffee mugs(!), etc. Why?
The world has changed. While I was growing up, the internet was still a baby. In high school, computer classes meant learning how to type from a game in which letters fell from the top of the screen and we had to hit the letter on the keyboard before it fell to the bottom. We used DOS and saved documents on to diskettes.
By the time, I bought my first computer in 1995, the modem was an option I had to add if I wanted connectivity (Did we even use this word then?). To be In, we watched the cool kids, read magazines and monitored celebrities through entertainment news.
While there are multiple vampires and other fantasy characters to choose from today, ice cream came in vanilla or chocolate in the 80s and 90s. I only remember two vampire slayers: Dr. Van Helsing and, about a century apart, Buffy.
Other fantasy characters that mainly came in the singular were Highlander who protected his neck and saved mortals from evil Immortals.
And the witches of Charmed bred with angels and demons while saving the world from the gruesome hell beneath San Francisco.
What do you think of the vampire trend? Are there any trends you miss? What were/are some of your favorite fantasy characters?