Are Vampires ‘Defanged’ to Me?

Count von Count sings his signature song, “Eight Is Great.” (Photo: PBS/Muppet Wiki)

Have you heard the term “defanged” before when referring to vampires? It means to “render harmless or ineffectual.”

In the last 15 years or so, vampires strayed far from the traditional vampire of back in the day. The old skool vampires that had accents, dressed elegantly in all black with a cape, and frightened people with just a glance or made women weak in the knees.

I have been into the horror genre since I was a kid and I didn’t really get a taste for vampires in particular till later in life. Blood and gore fascinated and when I was growing up one of my career ambitions was to be a forensic anthropologist. Yes I wanted to look at dead bodies for a living.

I was accepted to the University of Toronto and would have pursued this path if not for the fact that student loans wouldn’t have covered the eight years of tuition I needed.

Anyway, I wanted to trace back in my life and find out what vampires meant to me and when did I consider them to be “defanged.” Check out my latest article on Vamped!

About Erin Chapman (32 Articles)
<p>Erin is a writer and co-admin for the online vampire magazine Vamped. She is owner of Vampire Classifieds and Horror Classifieds. Her background is marketing and sales and has been in the industry for over 12 years. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.</p>

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