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Hit-Whoring, But a Delicious: Anne Rice Slams ‘Twilight’ Vamps

It only took the first Twilight for me to realize these movies were not made for me, and have yet to see any of the sequels. In fact, while other horror sites continue to hit-whore the hell out of the franchise, we’ve taken a major step back in coverage and are looking to celebrate November 16, 2012 (the day Breaking Dawn part 2 hits theaters and concludes the franchise) like we just won the lottery. The point is, the “Twilight” books and movies just aren’t for our audience. On the flip side, Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles” absolutely is…

Making the rounds this morning is Anne Rice’s latest statement, shared via Facebook, which has spawned over 2,000 responses and 94,000 “likes”.

Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun,” said Rice, referring to her popular characters (who were portrayed by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the 1994 movie). “They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town —- anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful.

Back in 2009 Rice stated that the series was “made for 12 year olds” and “does not entirely make sense”. THR also noted that Rice isn’t the only author to take a stab at Meyer. In 2009, Stephen King said, “Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn.” Adding, “She’s not very good.

This all makes for a very good conversation piece, considering the polarity between our own readers on whether or not we should even cover Twilight. I’m going with “no”. Have your say below.

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