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Apr 30 2011

Lilith, Vampires and YouTube…

There is something that really bothers me. Why is it that people keep calling Lilith a vampire when she is, quite clearly, a Succubus?

Her’s another example of this problem:

And as a link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHsU0KCZdn0

Now this video is obviously from the 80s movie called Bordello of Blood, which is about vampires of course, so this isn’t really, all that much a surprise that Lilith, as a character in this video at least, is a vampire.

But she isn’t, and that’s bothersome to me.

As well, if this was Lilith, she isn’t exactly being seductive as a Succubus would be, but, as happens in this movie, she’s more a monstrous, bloody creature…

It’s a shame when you have to use lesser means like that…

Tera

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  1. avatar
    TeraS

    It’s interesting to me that you can get a movie released to the market easier without sex in it than with it. But you allow baser, more crude and violent images with little comment or changes…

    Hollywood needs a good smack.

    Tera

  2. avatar
    M.E. Hydra

    Violence/Gore is more acceptable in horror films than sex. So succubi always end up being portrayed as boring blood-sucking vampires or equally boring, rip-your heart out of your chest, demons (I think Lilith satisfies both of those cliches in this film). Off the top of my head, the only film I can think of that even gets close to exploring the sex-is-dangerous-but-tempting aspect of a succubus is Serpent’s Lair (and it’s mediocre at best).

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    James

    As I recall, Lilith does get a short seduction scene in that movie, although it is rather clunky (not too surprising when Dennis Miller was her target) and comedic. For some reason, blood has much more appeal than sensuality.

  4. avatar
    Anubic Darque

    I used Lilith as the vampire deity, cos it was easy reconised by most people. But I had Lilith as being a half Succubus half human result. And that the half and half led to the rise of a new species, (Vampires) with some aspects of the succubus/incubus and well the human bloodthirstyness.

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