Gabrielle Siegel tells us where she will be the next time a vampire movie is released: standing in line to see it.
Last year, I showed up at a small local theater an hour early on the release day of the movie “Twilight” and still had to wait in a line. I looked around at the crowds and realized that my peers and I had fallen in love with the blood, lust, immortality, and mystery that make up the world of vampires.
After I finally gave in and read author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga series, I couldn’t help but join the mania myself. And when I say mania, I mean all ages and types of people flocking to movie premiers and midnight book openings. But don’t worry. I’m not one of those crazy people who are dressing up in capes and fangs. My friends and I think capture typical teenage angst so they are easy to relate to. They are addicting!
Every generation has its fad, and considering all of the possible trends that could overtake the lives of teenagers, the vampire rage is rather tame. Most people would agree when I say an obsession with vampires and immortality is better than a passion for cocaine, marijuana, or violence.
Even though the craze is an odd one, it’s fun and less dangerous. When the next vampire movie comes out, I’m sure I will be standing in line again.