The “Vampire Diaries” season 7 cliffhanger left us with a lot to think about and ensure that we come back for more of the supernatural drama during the fall.

There is a lot to look forward to next season with rumors being rife about Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) making an appearance. Then there is also the Steroline track as well as the fate of fan favourites Enzo and Damon, with them being possessed by the monster and out on a killing spree.

When questioned about the demon that has gripped both the handsome hunks on the show, “Vampire Diaries” boss Julie Plec in an interview with TV Line teased a few details:

“We are not calling it anything, we are waiting for Season 8. I mean, internally, we’re calling it something, but we’re not telling people what that is yet. It’s funny, this is the first time we’ve done this little story trick where we’re actually withholding the identity and mythology of the new villain from the audience before the next season.”

Teasing what the monster is all about, Plec further added:

“What could it be that’s been around for thousands of years? We didn’t see it, but it has some creepy ass monster hands, and it has the ability to get inside your heard and strip away everything good about you. There’s a nice mystery taking us into next season about what exactly this creature is.”

Sure, the season 8 villain seems like nothing that the Salvatore brothers and gang have witnessed before. What also sets the upcoming season apart is that Bonnie is bereft of all her magic. She will not be in the best emotional space given that both Enzo and Damon are at the front and centre of the threat. Looks like Stefan will have a lot on his plate to deal with in season 8, along with managing his on and off relationship with Caroline.

But all hope isn’t lost since Candice Accola-King (Caroline) shared in an interview with IGN that Alaric plays a pivotal role in bringing Damon and Enzo back from the dark side. We will have to wait and watch how the team manages to get the two back into the light.

Keep checking this space for more “Vampire Diaries” season 8 spoilers.