What's most fascinating is that the media acts like the "vampire phenomenon" is a new thing. That couldn't be further from the truth. Hello? Buffy, Angel, The Lost Boys, Interview with a Vampire and of course Dracula.
Where once the King of Halloween confection was Candy Corn -- selling 8.3 billion kernels a year -- planners of today's Halloween parties lobby their new faves: the latest in gross and disgusting party food.
The key to Daybreakers is its ultra-sleek style. It imagines a world in the future when vampires have taken over society, and the sleek contours of every building provide an elegant contrast to the movie's shocking gore.
Vampires would fare significantly better than most in our current crisis, because they have a few things most citizens do not: old fashion common sense, a fiscally prudent nature -- and a very long memory.