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Old October 17 2009, 03:56 AM   #1
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Anybody else sick of Vampires?

It seems to me that wherever you look vampires are the new "in" thing. It seems that we are being saturated with them. There are all kinds of shows, movies, books etc dealing with them.

It is getting kind of boring now.

What I would like to see is a good remake of "Frankenstein"
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Old October 17 2009, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

I remember when Superfriends used to do the odd vampire episode. For some stupid reason, the vamps could never be shown actually *biting* anyone, so the only way vampirism could spread was by...wait for it...laser beams. Yep, you read that right. In one ep, the vamps shot laser beams from their eyes. The other - from the fangs!
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Old October 17 2009, 04:02 AM   #3
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

More than vampires I think there's way too many zombies or zombie-like creatures in media these days.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:02 AM   #4
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

I was never all that fond of Vampires and the new Vampire rage does nothing to change that opinion. The only time I really liked them was in 'Salem's Lot where King made them really scary.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:04 AM   #5
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

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More than vampires I think there's way too many zombies or zombie-like creatures in media these days.
Agreed.

Especially since zombies, as characters, inherently limit the premise. There's never been a zombie movie that I'm aware of which didn't end with everybody either dead or a zombie. It's pretty much inevitable that a zombie film end that way, because no such film ever presented a cure...
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Old October 17 2009, 04:09 AM   #6
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

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More than vampires I think there's way too many zombies or zombie-like creatures in media these days.
I dunno, zombies just need a different spin. I'm actually hoping someone runs with the idea of making a movie told exclusively from the point of view of 24 hour news. Imagine the zombie apocalypse told through CNN or Fox. If you wanted to do a comedy you could throw in some pundits with nutty conspiracy theories.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:10 AM   #7
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

The whole Twilight saga is something that I keep a moderate distance away from. It throws teenage girls into a certain spell and attracts them in a way that is just plain frightening. In any case, I have a hard time thinking vamps are particularly cool; of course, I did find Buffy the Vampire Slayer entertaining enough to buy the series on DVD, so I suppose I should take that back at least a little bit.

I think that the whole vampire romance bit is where I draw the line. They are supposed to be evil rotten creepy monsters; not wildly seductive sex idols.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:10 AM   #8
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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More than vampires I think there's way too many zombies or zombie-like creatures in media these days.
Agreed.

Especially since zombies, as characters, inherently limit the premise. There's never been a zombie movie that I'm aware of which didn't end with everybody either dead or a zombie. It's pretty much inevitable that a zombie film end that way, because no such film ever presented a cure...
Saun of the Dead?

Which is pretty much the best zombie movie, anyway.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:17 AM   #9
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Vampires suck!

Sorry.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:19 AM   #10
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

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More than vampires I think there's way too many zombies or zombie-like creatures in media these days.
Oh, you've just been watching too much Fox News.


Yes, I'm kind of sick of vampires, but the pop culture obsession with them seems to come in waves every couple of decades -- like bubble skirts and aviator glasses! The pilgrimage to Forks that my Twilight obsessed mother and sister forced me to accompany them on pushed me over. I don't mind good vampire movies and literature, but that was just miserable!
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Old October 17 2009, 04:21 AM   #11
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

The original Buffy movie was great. I aint got no problem with some vampire shows, but it feels like there is an over saturation of it now. Time to move on. Twilight was awful. I remember watching it on a bus full of teenage girls (dont ask) and I couldnt believe their reactions. You would have thought they were catholics and the virgin mary appeared to them

I also agree about zombies. A movie based on the book "World War Z" might be good,though.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:22 AM   #12
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

^ Naw, Wet Work would make a much better film...
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Old October 17 2009, 04:23 AM   #13
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I remember watching it on a bus full of teenage girls (dont ask)
Oh, I have to.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:25 AM   #14
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Twilight was awful.
I was actually impressed at how bad it was! I agreed to watch because my sister loved it, though I was never interested -- I figured it would be lame but entertaining. It wasn't even that! Dreadful and dreadully boring.
I remember watching it on a bus full of teenage girls (dont ask) and I couldnt believe their reactions. You would have thought they were catholics and the virgin mary appeared to them
Well, if you can say anything at all about the film it's that the male lead is undeniably foxy.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:26 AM   #15
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Re: Anybody else sick of Vampires?

Yes. Far too many Emo-teenage angst-aren't they cool-vampire movies, shows and books. Bah. I got over the "OMG-Vampires R Awesome" thing when I was in high school.

The whole zombie thing pretty much bores me. It must be a guy thing, frankly, because--other than Shaun of the Dead--I've never been terribly fond of zombie movies. Hubby and his pals just LOVE them. I thought Zombieland was OK and 28 Days Later held my interest--but all the rest? I couldn't even watch them all the way through.
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