What is up with the vampires?

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What is up with the vampires?

Post by Holiday » Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:45 am

How do the vampires operate? When a person turns, are they still that person, but a vampire? If so, why would that person be forced to kill/drain others? If they are still themselves, they should be able to choose (like the priest....what?). But yet, they appear to retain the memories of the people they used to be (ala Richie). What is your take on the vampires?

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by BadMotherFucker » Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:50 am

I think that they're stupid as fuck and don't really operate on rules. it's like The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi has said that in order for it to be scary there has to be one rule: The Deadites (Or zombies) can come at any time, for any reason. Sometimes a person turns into one because they fall in mud (WHAT??) sometimes they turn because they are bitten, yet when ash is bitten only his hand turns. At one point a girl gets stabbed with a pencil and turns. I think the same goes for the vampires in FDTD. They have no rules, because they wanted it to be scary and/or they wanted it to resemble the crappy horror movies of the 80's.

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Holiday » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:08 am

I think that they're stupid as fuck and don't really operate on rules. it's like The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi has said that in order for it to be scary there has to be one rule: The Deadites (Or zombies) can come at any time, for any reason. Sometimes a person turns into one because they fall in mud (WHAT??) sometimes they turn because they are bitten, yet when ash is bitten only his hand turns. At one point a girl gets stabbed with a pencil and turns. I think the same goes for the vampires in FDTD. They have no rules, because they wanted it to be scary and/or they wanted it to resemble the crappy horror movies of the 80's.
That is a good point....

But how do they operate mentally? Like personality wise.

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Scarface » Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:17 pm


That is a good point....

But how do they operate mentally? Like personality wise.
I guess they have the bar to attract bikers in order to feed. That's what they ultimately want...to feed their thirst. When someone turns into a vampire, he becomes a vampire. I don't think he has a chance to choose or to retain his memory (hence Jacob biting his son). But FDTD is a cult movie, so I think it shouldn't be delved into that deeply. There are many unanswered questions: e.g. why does Salma Hayek resemble a snake when she tranfroms herself? why does the band blow up for no reason at all? why does Jacob take an eternity to transform, yet Frost transforms in a matter of seconds? I think we should all enjoy the movie for what it is, a 100% fun movie.
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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Holiday » Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:57 am

Good answer. GOOD answer. ;D

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by reptile » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:26 pm

If FDTD had been just a vampire movie i would have been kind of disappointed by the way vampires are portayed: they're basically zombies (the process of turning into bloodsuckers is typically zombiesque: vampires have to drain blood from another vampire to turn into one..), they're ugly, they bleed green slime, etc...
BUT, like Scarface said, this is not a vampire movie, and the horror-gory part, along with the others, is perfectly enjoyable just the way it is.

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by LakeErieWaterSnake » Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:10 pm

I think when a person becomes a Vampire (in some movies) they are possessed and the spirit (or whatever) that now inhabits them uses their memories to mess with the people who knew them like Richie did with Seth.

But as said before this is not an intellectual movie exploring the mythos and mind of the Vampire. If you want that Shit watch Interview with a gay Vampire. But this is a popcorn flick so don't question the green blood, just except it and love (or hate) it. ;)
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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by MiaRose » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:47 am

Scarface is on strike wrote: I think we should all enjoy the movie for what it is, a 100% fun movie.
Great Awnser, totally agree.
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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Ify » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:03 pm

MiaRose wrote: Great Awnser, totally agree.
I think he meant it's a 50% fun movie  :P
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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Scarface » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:13 pm

Hmm, lemme see:

- Salma Hayek
- Exploding condoms
- Cock pistol
- Tom Savini
- Bare tits
- Annoying Chinese kid getting killed
- Flying limbs
- Tito & Tarantula and their corpse shaped guitar

Nah, I confirm: it's 100% FUN. It's kinda weird reading my own post from a  year and a half ago, huh?

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Mr.Blonde » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:25 pm

Scarface is on strike wrote: Hmm, lemme see:

- Salma Hayek
- Exploding condoms
- Cock pistol
- Tom Savini
- Bare tits
- Annoying Chinese kid getting killed
- Flying limbs
- Tito & Tarantula and their corpse shaped guitar

Nah, I confirm: it's 100% FUN. It's kinda weird reading my own post from a  year and a half ago, huh?
I actually wanted the kid to live but everything else was fun.

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Scarface » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:29 pm

Mr.Blonde wrote: I actually wanted the kid to live but everything else was fun.
You're probably the only person on Earth who symphatised with that fucker. The only cool thing he had was his shirt.

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Mr.Blonde » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:37 pm

Scarface is on strike wrote: You're probably the only person on Earth who symphatised with that fucker. The only cool thing he had was his shirt.
Okay I may have been wrong but the end he at least was kick ass. Plus he didn't talk too much.

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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Black Mamba! » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:32 am

The movie is made EXTRA fun with this huge plot change...but wouldn't some of you personally like the whole movie to be based around the gecko brothers? That would be cool too.
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Re: What is up with the vampires?

Post by Snake Eyes » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:42 am

BadMotherFucker wrote: I think that they're stupid as fuck and don't really operate on rules. it's like The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi has said that in order for it to be scary there has to be one rule: The Deadites (Or zombies) can come at any time, for any reason. Sometimes a person turns into one because they fall in mud (WHAT??) sometimes they turn because they are bitten, yet when ash is bitten only his hand turns. At one point a girl gets stabbed with a pencil and turns. I think the same goes for the vampires in FDTD. They have no rules, because they wanted it to be scary and/or they wanted it to resemble the crappy horror movies of the 80's.
uhhh its not cause he fell in the mud, but otherwise your totally right people turn into “zombies� at totally random times not explanation needed - otherwise you wouldnt get the shock
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