The Cost of Eternal Life (or Being Immortal Might Suck)
Vampires, of course, have to kill and drink blood exclusively to stay alive. Rules vary depending on the author, but they generally are quite attractive, have additional strength and sometimes supernatural powers (changing into a bat, flying, etc.), but never enjoy the simple pleasures of a sunny day or a home-cooked meal.
Unlike other undead creatures, such as Frankenstein’s monster, zombies and mummies, and undead accursed pirates, vampires still have sex appeal.
Most of the vampires we love express some sort of anguish over the afterlife they’ve been given. For us, it causes us to question if immortality would be worth the moral cost.
Ultimately, all tales of time and eternity offer contrast that can help us appreciate the precious impermanence of every moment, and hopefully remember to live each one to the fullest.