Vampires Never Die: Guillermo Del Toro And Chuck Hogan
In the article “Vampires Never Die” Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan discuss how the tale of vampires were born, also explaining how monsters are used to remind us that we have no control over our bodies, or souls. The authors begin by explaining how the tale of a vampire was made in a competition between Mary Godwin and John William Polidori. Mary came up with the story of Dr. Frankenstein, while John made a tale about a creature who lived for eternity (292). He then begins to state how vampires became more popular, and in many different forms of stories. For example, vampire stories can be found in forms of soap opera storylines, romance, and even mystery fiction (293). The authors conclude that technology has helped through development of vampire stories, and that a vampire shows the eternity in ourselves (293).
Development of the modern zombie was a main point focused in James Parkers article “Our Zombies, Ourselves”, in which he explains how zombies are one of the most popular tales by giving examples of popular tv shows …show more content…
First, the article “Vampires Never Die” is more based on technology, while the article “Our Zombies, Ourselves” is based on the development of the modern zombie. Del Toro and Hogan explain how the advancement in technology helps with the development of the vampire and how they were created in the story, while Parker explains how a zombie is always just a zombie, and the evolution of the modern zombie as time progresses. Also, Parker just explains how it’s always the same idea about zombies, while Del Toro and Hogan use the need to achieve the impossible of immortality. Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan use multiple scenarios on how this monster could be created, while James Parker explains how most stories follow the same basis about the modern zombie. Even though vampires were made long time ago, Del Toro and Hogan help conclude that vampires could be different in many