Entertainment behind the scenes
Vampires may be one of the most popular current themes in entertainment, but movies that feature exorcisms and Satan give audiences the biggest scare.
With Halloween fast approaching, a poll on website Movies.com found that vampires give moviegoers less of a fright than creepy kids or Zombies.
(Has the romance factor of the “Twilight” saga, along with all those popular vegetarian vampires, meant that good old blood-suckers are losing some street cred?)
In the Movies.com poll, some 44 percent of the 5,000 responders get the best scares out of films that focus on exorcism and Satan or ghosts and haunting. Vampires were rated scary by just 3.6 percent of those taking part.
(Writing and reporting by Laura Isensee)
These days vampires seem to be all love and no bite.
Or they bite mainly when they’re making love, as in the case of “True Blood,” the original HBO series that premieres its second season on Sunday, and is the focus of aggressive marketing with an advertisement that took over the front page of the ailing Los Angeles Times on Friday.
The series, based on Charlaine Harris’ book series called the “Southern Vampire Mysteries,” tells the story of telepathic Sookie Stackhouse, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton in a small Louisiana town where vampires have come out of the coffin, so to speak.