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Every year in entertainment, a new celebrity obsession or trend takes hold of the nation. Beginning in the early 2000s with boy bands and other pop stars, it has since evolved into quite a different trend. 2009 and 2010 have become, both in television and the movies, the years of the vampire. Flip on your high definition television or head to the silver screen and there is bound to be some vampire movie or TV show available that kids, teens and adults alike are all enchanted by.

 

How the vampire trend started up again is unknown. Beginning in the mid 90s, Sarah Michelle Gellar starred as Buffy in the hit WB series, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which is now shown only in syndication. After the nail was put in that vampire TV show’s coffin, the vampire craze had seemed to be put to rest. However, it has yet again risen with a vengence as books, television, movies and even music are all focused on vampire protagonists. From the “Twilight” books and movies to HBO’s “True Blood” to basic cable’s CWTV station’s vampire TV show, gone are the days of Dracula being creepy, as they’ve almost become a celebrity sex symbol.

 

For those who have never seen any of the “Twilight” movies, they are now available on premium movie channels in high definition. Starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, this vampire saga is a love story between two teens, one of whom is a vampire. There are three books and movies based on the novels, the second of which is currently still in movie theaters. The third movie is still in production. The first one, however, sparked teen heartthrob frenzy throughout the nation and world as girls flocked to choose teams based on the characters. The movie has been shown on both cable and premium television channels.

 

Also on premium television stations available through satellite TV is the HBO hit series, “True Blood,” which also has a vampire plot. A much more adult take on vampires and blood sucking, the show is shown in its Sunday slot, replacing Sex and the City’s old space as the favorite HBO hit. Now finishing its third season, the show starring Anna Paquin is available on HBO’s On Demand special from the beginning of the series starting with Season One.

 

Pop culture’s obsession with vampires seems to be one that a stake won’t be put in any time soon and will stick around for some time to come. The TV shows are in constant production and the “Twilight” fanatics seem to grow with every movie Robert Pattinson stars in. The storylines are modern twists on classic vampire stories from years ago. For those interested in watching either the movies or television series, it is suggested to do so in HD because the plots often lend themselves to vibrant colors in the filming.

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