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I know all you Spillios will agree with me when I say that the vampire trend has been exhausted from movies to television and socially. What's your opinion?
Hmm, yeah. Fair enough. Yeah, thats what I'm tired of honestly. And I wish Twilight featured vampires in a less campy and whimpy way, as well as feature an older cast (that are way better actors too...lol). Thanks, that was what is in my head but I didn't think to type it out! Lol
Blood and Chocolate seemed to be a rather tame novel to me....eh, the main leads were annoying to me, and the girl wasn't particularly interesting. In the movie, they butchered this book and made it even worse. I was actually referring to the movie Blood & Chocolate rather than the novel, but I think the novel isn't that good, kind of tame in my eyes, and a lot of the characters remain uninteresting to me.
But Underworld....I like that series. That series is pretty good and I find it very badass.
The book is tame cause it was written for young adults just like Twilight. You have to give credit to Annette Klause for knowing her stuff about lupinology unlike Stephenie meyers who just created a whole new supernatural species she saw off an episode of Bleach.
If you really want to read hardcore supernatural shit written by a horrible female writer try Laurel K hamilton. She's basically a Stephenie Meyer ripoff but adds sex and hardcore violence in her books. MIght give you the untamed fix you need but you would still throw the book across room from it being so shitty.
Underworld is simply Twilight done Right. Same formula but with writers who knew what the hell they were talking until they got to the hybrid then they just fucked up.
Laurel K Hamilton wrote Anita Blake....that shit IS horrible. I've read it >.<. Deus ex Machina plays TOO MUCH of a role in that book.
Anne Rice is hardcore to me (the first novels). It's written REALLY good.
Hamilton also wrote a series about fairies. It wasn't that bad. But not good either. And yeah I have to give credit to Ms. Klause. Stephanie Meyers just wrote about random pixie ass bloodsucking fairies.
You think the hybrid aspect was fucked up? I didn't think it was bad.
I agree, but I would really like a Lost Boys sequel which doesn't make me feel like swallowing a bullet after viewing it.
Y'see, the burn-out on typical horror movie monsters is something I'm split on. Because with vampires and zombies alike, I feel the same way. Like, I love both of them, but there has been such a GLUT of recent attempts to take advantage of their popularity that I'm just like, "STOP IT. Just... stop it. Go away for a decade or so, and then come back and we'll talk."
That being said, everytime I think I've seen it all, ONE new property will come out and offer me something new and make me somewhat interested in them again. The example for vamps and zombies is American Vampire and iZombie respectively. I would say they're MOSTLY played out, but even in movies we had the Fright Night remake which I dug a fair bit.
So basically, for the most part I agree, but I'd rather see the vamp/zombie trend just kind of wean itself off rather than just cut off abruptly. That way we're not getting inundated by so much crap, but we still have the opportunity to see creative takes on them by creators who feel inspired by ideas rather than just the paycheque.
Satanist Hollywood for you.
As opposed to?