True Blood, New Moon, Being Human – it seems we can’t get enough of vampires at the moment.
The Mythical World of Vampires
The phenomenal success of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series has introduced the mythical world of vampires and werewolves to a new generation. Has this fascination with the dark side ever gone away though? We had the Hammer House of Horror and Christopher Lee, my daughter has New Moon and Robert Pattinson – same topic but much better looking actors and sexier plot lines.
Beauty Products for Vampires
Female vampires, Rosalie and Alice Cullen take note, have no shortage of appropriate beauty products out there – all things vampiric have taken off in the world of fashion and beauty too. Just look at the rise in black and inky nail polishes – all cosmetic lines now have at least one dangerously dark shade amongst them. With names like Bogota Blackberry, Malaga Wine and Merry Midnight, from OPI, we can all bring out our inner Goth.
Edward Cullen at TLH?
So do these glamorous bloodsuckers ever need spa treatments? Judging by the latest box office hit, New Moon, then I would say they’re rarely far from some pampering. This generation of vampires are groomed, glossy and gorgeous. Even though immortal, they surely need some help after all that voracious hunting? Those cool marble-like muscles of stone could do with a firm Swedish back massage and those ghostly pale complexions – have they never heard of blusher?
I’m pretty confident that if Edward and the rest of the Cullen family was to take a spa break at TLH we’d have Twilight fans queuing round the block at The Toorak, Carlton, Victoria and Derwent Hotels to share the Aztec Spa with these very popular characters from the books and films.
Why our perennial fascination with vampires? It seems they have always been portrayed in a sensual way, remember the heaving bosoms and milky white exposed necks of the Hammer House movies? And they are dangerous – we know women love a bit of danger -but they are also somewhat vulnerable. They can’t help themselves after all. New Moon has taken the cinemas by storm, with teenage girls being the target audience. Look closely though and you will see a fair share of Mums in the audience too – it seems we never truly grow out of the vampire thing. Now where’s my garlic?