15 Fan Theories About Vampires From Your Favorite Movies And TV Shows
Photo: Twilight / Summit Entertainment

15 Fan Theories About Vampires From Your Favorite Movies And TV Shows

Vampires have been popular in movies and TV shows for decades. Audiences never seem to grow tired of a new spin on these creatures of the night. The 1931 movie Dracula, with Bela Lugosi in the title role, has rightly established itself as an all-time classic. More recently, the vampires of Twilight have been prominent in pop culture. On television, shows like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries have kept interest in vampires alive.

Because of the ongoing fascination, many vampire fan theories have cropped up on the internet. To find the most notable, we turned to the users of Reddit, where movie and TV fans are always ready to dissect their favorite franchises. Unsurprisingly, vampires are an extremely popular subject there. Redditors have come up with an assortment of theories pertaining to some of the most well known vampires around.

Your job is to decide which of these vampire fan theories are the best by voting up your favorites. Vote up the ones you think make the most sense.

  • If you thought the Count from Sesame Street is purple just to distinguish him from all the other Muppets, think again. Redditor u/IsCaptainKiddAnAdult points out that the character's obsession with counting is due to arithmomania, a compulsive behavior common among the Strigoi, a form of undead vampire in Eastern European folklore. The Strigoi are commonly purple or purplish-red in complexion because they only drink healthy blood. The Count, therefore, must be one of them, and he's probably still drinking. 

    • Category: Fictional Character
    595 votes
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    577 VOTES

    Silver Prevents Vampires From Seeing Their Reflections

    Silver Prevents Vampires From Seeing Their Reflections
    Photo: House of Dracula / Universal Pictures

    It's an age-old vampire movie trope that the creatures cannot see their own reflections in mirrors. Have you ever wondered why that is? Redditor u/Everythingisachoice believes that it's because mirrors backed with silver cause the vampires' reflections to burn up. 

    577 votes
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    990 VOTES

    'Twilight' Is About Fairies, Not Vampires

    Twilight is about a girl who falls in with a coven of vampires, right? Not so fast, cautions u/GodEmperorOfHell. This user points out that three key aspects of the characters -- sparkling, living in the woods, and gaining beauty from drinking blood -- are common among fairies in certain types of folklore. Therefore, Twilight could be about fairies. 

    990 votes
  • In The Lost Boys, the vampires hang out in an old hotel that was destroyed in an earthquake. User u/kyeberger finds a four-year discrepancy between when the film takes place and when the hotel was allegedly ruined. Assuming that David is, to an extent, hiding the actual year he became a vampire, this Redditor concludes that he was working as a bellhop or waiter at the hotel when he met Max and was "turned."

    • Category: Film (1987)
    328 votes
  • Blade Is The Blood God
    Photo: Blade / New Line Cinema

    Blade fan u/Ranchking91 has a theory about the character as played by Wesley Snipes in the popular movie. The user believes that Blade "hijacked the blood god ceremony," sacrificing his mother in the process. This could indicate that Deacon Frost "just absorbed a medium level demon" in the ceremony, while Blade became the true blood god.

    • Category: Fictional Character
    664 votes
  • Thor Fought Vampires
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    In Thor Ragnarok, there's a throwaway line from Korg, who chooses a weapon and quips that it's "only useful against three vampires standing in close proximity." While acknowledging that this is basically an easter egg reference to director Taika Waititi's What We Do in the Shadows, u/fantheories101 goes on to speculate that there could be more to it. Citing Thor's lack of a reaction to the comment, among other things, the user suggests that vampires must exist throughout space, and Thor consequently must have encountered them before. 

    • Category: Film (2017)
    419 votes