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After Edward: What Will Be The Next Big Post-Vampire Craze?

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 »

Quotable: “True Blood” Creator Alan Ball Takes A Shot At “Twilight”

“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 »

Your Bloody Silver Necklace

Thanks to “True Blood,” “Twilight,” and a host of other vampire-themed TV shows, movies and books, there’s not a girl out there (OK, there are maybe a few) who doesn’t dream of having a romantic liaison with a vampire. Jewelry designers have been inspired by blood-suckers as well. Previously, we’ve featured a vampire bite necklace, and then there’s this dripping blood necklace. Now, designer Carmen Zambrano has taken the trend one step further with this “Bloody Jewelry” necklace in silver. It’s spooky but chic, goth but discreet. Your vampire lover will love it. [NOTCOT] Keep reading »

The New Way To Say “I Heart You” — With Bite Marks?

Remember in high school when you’d get a hickey and proudly show it off the next day at school? Oh wait, you didn’t do that—you were too busy covering that thing up with a turtleneck even if it was 100 degrees out. Well, let’s just say that today’s teenagers are obviously devolving (remember how they’re getting high off on morning glory seeds?) and are way more into making their personal life public than we were. They’re also obsessed with vampires and vampiric love stories, thanks to “Twilight,” “True Blood,” “The Vampire Diaries,” etc. So it was only a matter of time before giving your makeout partner bite marks became the new hickey. Yep, that’s right. Teens are biting each other—hard—on the arms, neck, and even face to show their affection. According to a CNN intern, “High schoolers say it’s a way to show someone you care about them and that you are chosen—just like in the movies. Bite marks have now even started to be a status symbol.”

So what do you think—are bite marks hot or … ouch? [CNN] Keep reading »

Quotable: “True Blood” Fangs Are A Pain

“To learn how to bite somebody, there should be a school. We should have teeth school. I find Alex [Skarsgard] or Stephen [Moyer], who plays Sookie Stackhouse’s vampire beau Bill Compton, and say, ‘How the heck do I do this? … How do I not lisp?’ He said, you just have to take the pain.’ ‘They’re so big and sharp that they go into your bottom lip.’ He was exactly right. If you try to avoid and find a place to make these comfortable in your mouth, it’ll never happen. You look like evil Bugs Bunny.”

Kristin Bauer, who plays the intriguing and deadly Pam on “True Blood,” explains what it’s like to suddenly have sharp fangs. [People]
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The Vampire Craze Goes Musical

I love a good spooky vampire story just as much as the next gal. As a kid I watched “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” religiously. I’m addicted to “True Blood” and was totally down with “Twilight,” until it became weird and cultish. But recently, I’ve started to become a bit wary of the blood-sucking craze. I mean, “The Vampire Diaries” looks craptastic. But now someone has taken the obsession to new heights. A rock musical called “I Kissed A Vampire!” will be making an appearance at the Seattle International Film Festival. It stars Lucas Grabeel and Drew Seeley of of “High School Musical,” plus newcomer Adrian Slade. The flick is about a boy who gets bitten by an exchange student and turns into a vampire. The dude’s fangs pop out every time he gets close to the girl he likes which, if you ask me, sounds a whole lot like “Twilight.” Nonetheless, the girl totally wants his bod and she eventually gets bitten. When the chick starts dressing goth and eating raw meat, she flips and the two decide they have to find a cure. I’m sort of yearning for the old days when vampires were evil and dangerous, not smitten and corny. What about you? [I Kissed A Vampire] Keep reading »

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