Villains Week!: Let Me Introduce You To Someone Named Carmilla.
I would call this character more of a antagonist than a villain. It’s Carmilla, the female vampire who was biting women before Dracula was even put to paper. Carmilla or rather Mircalla, Countess Karnstein was written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu as a serial in The Dark Blue from 1871 to 1872 as the first female vampire within vampire fiction to play a leading role and has been lauded as a LGBT horror icon ever since.
Carmilla has been featured in books, films, comics, music, television, stage, video games and even a web series. Some following the original story of Carmilla and her fascination with Laura. Others deviating to tell their own story. So if you’re looking for a story that follows a villainess that spans years and years of adaptations AND your a horror fan, Carmilla is a good choice,
Next Time: That’s the end of Villain’s Week so next week we will return to protagonists with one of a plethora from a horror series aimed for those just getting into the genre….that’s right we’re doing Goosebumps.