Eddie here is a vampire. Now I've heard complaints from my fellow fright flick affionados that Ed is to Dracula as a manpurse carrying Tom Brady is to Johnny Unitas. No argument there, although in both cases the pretty boy seems to be better box office.
As far as the current craze over vampires is concerned, maybe it's a reflection of the vanity industrial complex in our culture. Could be that it's a metaphor for the way the seemingly immortal wealthy titans on Wall Street feed on the endless supply of suckers lining up and offering the lifeblood of their financial solvency.
Or maybe movie goers just like to see hot young things giving hickies that last a looooong time. Whatever, I prefer Zombies.