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Stories with bite

  • Sara Veal

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 31 2009   /  01:43 pm

Since the first vampire appeared on the silver screen in 1913 (The Vampire, Robert G. Vignola), the fanged ones have been immortalized on screen every decade. Recently the obsession with the undead has hit biting new heights, mostly thanks to the meteoric Twilight phenomenon. You can't turn on the TV or pick up a magazine without coming across vampires, with the proliferation of shows such as True Blood and The Vampire Diaries, and the tabloids' endless fascination with the love life of Twilight star Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen. What is particularly notable about the latest breed of vampires is the emphasis on their looks and brooding qualities, especially in the case of Twilight's Edward Cullen and True Blood's Bill Compton (played by Stephen Moyer), which likely explains their wide appeal. These lads are the ultimate bad boys and are guaranteed nev...