The Whole Bloody Mess
I recently saw the musical "Lestat" in pre-Broadway previews. Don't ask me why someone said, "Morose vampires singing and dancing in period costumes? I love it!" Elton John did the muzak and his old writing partner, Bernie Taupin, did the lyrics. In true Elton John fashion, there were lots of ridiculous wigs. The story was basically: Blonde guy fights wolves. Blonde guy gets bitten by vamp and then he makes a few vamp companions, including a really annoying little girl. Two and a half hours and a couple of hundred years later and he's still totally bummed by his un-life.
The best part of the show were these Egyptian vamp gods and goddesses. Because, you see, it's all so meaningful and deep and significant being a bloodsucking creature of the night. I kept waiting for them to sing "The Circle of Death." Or maybe "Tiny Vampire" or "Don't Let the Sun Rise Up on Me."
The show is being "retooled" which I think means, "We're trying to fix this pot o' mess."
If you need a vamp fix, check out the cult movie, "Near Dark," directed by Katherine Bigelow. It's a western and a horror movie about a naive young guy who gets caught up with a crew of Civil War era vampires driving an RV and running wild in Texas.