Saturday, February 13, 2010
Full of secrets and mystery, the vampire has intrigued many and currently appears in an array of novels, movies, and television shows. From ‘True Blood’ on HBO to the ‘Twilight’ series, fangs and staying out of the sunlight have become an increasingly popular trend in entertainment. Somewhere in your family and friends, there’s a diehard Sookie Stackhouse fan or teenager who’s gaga over Bella and Edward Cullen.
When browsing gifts for fans of vampires, consider the following suggestions:
Bill Compton ('True Blood')
We couldn't possibly love "Mad Men" more—unless there were vampires! And since Edward Cullen's sparkling would be far too distracting to the Sterling Cooper secretary pool, we suggest a "True Blood" crossover with Bill Compton. We already know he was around in the '60s, and his knack for catchphrases would be right at home in an ad agency.
(CNN) -- Until Taylor Lautner beefed up and began walking around shirtless in "New Moon," there wasn't a chance in the underworld that werewolves could steal pop culture's rabid affection for vampires.
But now that moviegoers' appetites have been whetted for this particularly hairy breed of supernatural beast, perhaps the new horror movie "The Wolfman," starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, can help the myth finally step out from the, er, non-shadow of vampires after all.
In the past 30 years, there have been a number of films dedicated to the frightening -- and sometimes hilarious -- things that can happen when under the werewolf curse, yet the genre has never soared into popularity.We're officially past "New Moon" frenzy, and werewolves haven't exactly shown up in TV series, novels and other movies the same way vampirism has since "Twilight" and its cohorts left their mark