Who Is Your Favorite Monster?

For me this is easy. The grandest fictional monster ever is Dracula. He came long before there was Darth Vader, Lord Voldemort, and Hanibal Lecter.

Dracula is a sympathetically mysterious character. You feel for him, but you’re also terrified by him. Vampires, in general, have that characteristic unlike the Mummy, the Werewolf, or Zombies. I will not count vampires that glitter in the sun.

And this reminds me again of one of the greatest lessons of my writing career. There are NO villains. There are only heroes that have fallen. I don’t always agree with that, but it makes me think about the antagonists in my story. Do they have any iota of humanity left? I think they need to for them to really have staying power. The best villains, the ones that will live beyond us, have that quality.

Who is your favorite monster of all time? Also, here’s a little taste of me thinking I can act, trying to portray Dracula on stage. Enjoy the giggles.

Published by Luis Hernandez

I'm blessed. Most of my professional career, almost 20 years, I've spent as a journalist. Some of it was in print, a little in television, but most of it in radio. I've worked with some wonderfully talented producers and directors in those two decades. It would take pages to elaborate on all of the experiences I've had as a reporter, producer and host. Needless to say they include opportunities talking with leaders of state, religious leaders, civic leaders, writers, artists and entertainers. The last couple decades have been a lot of fun. But, the next couple decades will be far better.

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