"The Vampire Myth" Panel w/Noël Carrol, Stephen King, Matt Reeves & Melissa Rosenberg

“The Vampire Myth” Panel w/Noël Carrol, Stephen King, Matt Reeves & Melissa Rosenberg

At the October 1-3 2010 New Yorker Festival, Joan Acocella discussed the vampire genre with philosopher Noël Carrol, author Stephen King, filmmaker Matt Reeves & screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg.

Topics covered include the resurgence of vampires in recent years, the appeal of “good vampires”, why we like horror movies, the politics of the horror genre, affection for monsters, vampires and disease, and the blended emotion of fear and disgust.