I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while. A future post will definitely be saved for the topic of an in-depth analysis of the glorious vampire! Perhaps also for the werewolf and witch. But for now, I wanted to speak about my reasons for loving the supernatural genre. I’ve heard lots of people who are into the genre say its appeal is in the magic and the mysticism. Yes. Some say its about escapism. Yes also.
But take the vampire as an example. The one leaning against the mantelpiece. Don’t you love it when they lean 😉 His thoughtful gaze is fixed on the flames in the grate, but the fire doesn’t warm his icy skin, or chase away the shadows that fill his eyes. O.K, sorry…but in each vampire, and supernatural story, is the same theme, which speaks to us and draws us. Whether your vampire dresses in velvet and lace, or leather and denim, whether his pallor is permanent or sparkles in the sun. He is immortal.
In other words the paranormal/urban fantasy/science-fiction wraps up our own mortality in a cast of characters – be they vampires or witches, elves or wizards. They carry us through time and give us the potential for an infinite story.