Vampirism always never implies something which goes above and beyond the eminent world. The immortality inherent to the figure of the vampire places the creature in a in-between realm, since they live both in and outside society. This liminal status therefore creates a neutral space, making the vampire a potent figuration of the concept of neutrality. In the same vein, the figure of the vampire challenges ideals of identity, especially in terms of gender and sexuality.
OBSERVATOIRE DE L'IMAGINAIRE CONTEMPORAIN