Guillermo del Toro of Pan's Labrynth fame, wrote an interesting Op-Ed in today's NYTimes about what the resurging popularity of vampires reflects about our fears of change and technology. Definitely worth the read. Snip:"In a society that moves as fast as ours, where every week a new "blockbuster" must be enthroned at the box office, or where idols are fabricated by consensus every new television season, the promise of something everlasting, something truly eternal, holds a special allure...Part of the reason for the great success of his "Dracula" is generally acknowledged to be its appearance at a time of great technological revolution. The narrative is full of new gadgets (telegraphs, typing machines), various forms of communication (diaries, ship logs), and cutting-edge science (blood transfusions) - a mash-up of ancient myth in conflict with the world of the present. Today as well, we stand at the rich uncertain dawn of a new level of scientific innovation."