Nasty… or nice?

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No I don't mean John and Edward from X Factor, but as it's Halloween eve, something even more scary. Vampires.

Yesterday Harriet and Hannah were talking about Robert Pattinson, aka Edward from Twilight. 'He's so buff,' they sighed dreamily. Yes, as most mums of pre-teens and teens know, vampire books, films and DVDs are HUGE. (And it does seem to be a girl thing – my son rolls his eyes every time Pattinson and his co-stars appear on TV).

I'm not really sure where this vampire obsession came from. What happened to horses, and books about boarding school scrapes? It was only a few years ago that Harriet and her friends were holding 'weddings' for their Build-A-Bears. Now her bedroom has a distinctly gothic feel and she and her friends dress in black. Alot.

Like many of my mum friends, I enjoy watching the post-post-watershed True Blood. And when I was at school The Lost Boys were big news (yes, showing my age) but those vampires were definitely nasty, not these gorgeous heroic types. No doubt there will be lots of fangs out in force tomorrow night. Who are your favourite TV or movie bloodsuckers, and is it right that vampires – who, after all, are a bit unsavoury, even if they're veggie like Edward – should be pin-ups? Let me know what you think.

Have a spooktacular Halloween – and watch out for… well, you know.

written by Liz Jarvis

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5 Responses to Nasty… or nice?

  1. Brit In Bosnia says:

    Have you read the Anne Rice vampire series? I LOVED them when I was younger – and they are way better than the film with Brad Pitt. Halloween not really going on here, but I might go and see if we can find a pumpkin to carve this afternoon. The Bosnians don’t really sell them, although they are commonly grown and then given to the pigs to eat…

  2. Insomniac Mummy says:

    I’ve never seen Twilight but bought the book last week as they were BOGOF at Waterstones. I shall have a read when I get a spare second. I’ve recorded True Blood but not watched it yet. I got half way through the first episode and found it all at bit disturbing. I’m gonna give it another whirl though. My vampire of choice is Angel aka David Boreanez. *swoon*

  3. Tattie Weasle says:

    I used to love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and now well I’m a sucker for True Blood….I also have to give in to really bad puns….:)

  4. clareybabble says:

    Although I’m a horror fun I’ve never been much into vampires. Maybe because the thought of drinking blood makes me feel sick! Got an award for you over at my blog x

  5. Jacqui Paterson says:

    I think True Blood is brilliant (although Sookie and Bill are no rivals for Buffy and Angel). I also love the fact that Sookie is played by a Kiwi, and Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) used to play Vinnie on Home and Away!!

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