The author examines Hollywood's mass production of films depicting blood-sucking, devouring creatures and finds that they are providing an escapist substitute for the inability of most Americans to understand the economic crises that are tormenting them. Most do not see their problems as a system problem.
...millions of people resort to frightening themselves on the big or small screen to make sense of their experiences. We can grasp a frightening world where characters must escape from gruesome deaths, because we are living those experiences on a daily basis.
Americans are not only becoming increasingly impoverished but they are also deeply delusional about the true nature of their insecurity. They still have faith in a system which will inevitably fail them, and ignorance of that fact makes for insanity of various kinds. The conscious mind says that if we have a different president, we may escape from a rotten, and completely broken system.