Saw this the other day…
The idea of vampyres in therapy immediately tickled me.
How would Freud or Jung have dealt with Count Dracula? And vice versa. The mind boggles!
Yes, he is over 2,000 years old and still in the body and form of a teenager. But still… the kid needs some help, people.
To my mind, the perfect candidate for the shrink’s couch is Louis de Point du Lac, a character in Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’, portrayed by Brad Pitt in the movie adaptation, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.
This guy raises ‘tortured’ and ‘guilt-ridden’ to an art form. A bit of intensive therapy to get ol’ Louis in touch with his ‘inner vampyre’ and he’d be right as rain. And not nearly as annoying.
I was involved with a therapist for several years. (And, no… not as the patient!!) I picked up a few insights along the way.
“So, Louis… tell me about your childhood. And who’s that fascinating and not nearly as depressing friend of yours, hmmm? Oh, and what’s with the twelve-year old girl?? Is there something I should know about here??”