Though The Hunger Games has nowhere near the level of pop culture saturation as Twilight, the young adult trilogy is quickly gaining the same rabid fan base. But the similarities between the two fiction phenomenons end about there. The Hunger Games books present a world much darker than Stephenie Meyers’ land of glittery vampires and sullen girls. The story revolves around a post-apocalyptic society controlled by a greedy government working from a place called the Capitol. Keep reading »
Out of all the crazy fan products out there, this “Twilight” toilet decal is among the more deranged we’ve seen. (Seriously, the bathroom is a place where you leave all relationships at the door.) But, for “New Moon” die-hards, they can now go pee with Robert Pattinson staring them right in the ass (or, if you stick him on the inside of the lid, guys will go full-frontal).
We were going to end this post by making a joke about how people who deck out their toilet might as well just make their bathrooms completely “Twilight”-themed. Until we realized that, yup, you can get shower curtains, hand towels, and even toilet paper in the drama’s theme. Images after the jump. [GalleyCat/Mediabistro] Keep reading »
Team Edward or Team Jacob. “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries.” It’s clear that blood-sucking vampires are having a cultural moment. In fact, since the first “Twilight” movie was released in 2008, vampire-related products have grossed more than $7 billion worldwide. That’s a whole lot of blood at the bloodbank.
But “Twilight” and “True Blood” won’t be around forever (sad but true). So we’ve provided a list of several hot-to-trot contenders ready to replace the vampire craze with all the Burger King merchandising tie-ins your heart desires. Keep reading »
“To me, vampires are sex. I don’t get a vampire story about abstinence. I’m 53. I don’t care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.”
– Alan Ball, who brought “True Blood” to the masses, takes a well-deserved shot at Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight series, which I hear has implied sex in the fourth novel that I’m too frustrated to read. [Just Jared] Keep reading »