Over-excited story in today’s Observer on the latest evil youth cult – vampirism. There have, it seems, been some murders (warning: the details are disgusting) linked to this. That’s horrific, but the people responsible for these awful crimes would certainly already have been deeply disturbed individuals. If it hadn’t been Dracula that was the trigger, it would have been something else. So there’s not necessarily any reason to start worrying if someone near you starts dressing up like a nasty old Transylvanian count – so long, that is, as you can still see his reflection in the mirror.