The Twilight Shopping Craze Continues
by Sandy Fitzgerald
Okay, there’s another Twilight movie out, and suddenly, vampires are all sexy again.
Vampires, werewolves – there’s just something exciting about supernatural creatures and things that go bump in the night.
And suddenly, just when you thought it was dead, all the questions concerning the phenomenon that is “Twilight,” have returned, just like…well, a vampire’s victim after dinner time.
Stephanie Meyer has almost single-handedly changed the vampire genre from scary to romantic with her series of romantic novels about an extremely handsome vampire and the mortal girl that fell in love with him.
The four Twilight novels have gained worldwide recognition, won multiple literary awards and sold over 70 million copies worldwide. They’ve also been translated into 39 languages, and Meyer sold 29 million books in 2009 alone!
And of course, when you have a movie series that has become as popular as the Twilight series is, the merchandising has gone wild. Visitors to IMshopping aren’t only looking for the books, but they’re looking for dolls, clothing, and just about everything else, and of course, everybody wants to be Belle or the vamp that loves her.
The Twilight craze is so huge, it’s spawned off a lot of other movies and television shows. If you are a fan of this genre, you might also want try the HBO series “True Blood.” However, the gore and sex on the HBO series is in plentiful supply, and that means this show really is not suitable for the teens and tweens who love Twilight.
However you look at it, the Twilight craze isn’t coming to an end anytime soon. And if you haven’t seen the movies, and you like a good romance with a twist, you might just enjoy these over-the-top flicks.
And while Twilight isn’t for everybody – there really is something to this series that keeps the fans coming back for more.