Twilight is Dead… At Last

Not so fun fact about me – when I am not busy writing articles for you lovely people, I am working in retail. Sad but true (got to do something to get me through college). That said, I have had the displeasure of working every single Twilight DVD release… as the store opens. I have experienced the lines of crazed Twilight fans outside the building and 71JnVkJtGPL._AA1236_the mad stampede of Twi-hards clearing out our stock of DVDs. It’s the same with every Twilight release – mass chaos! But not this year. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 came out yesterday and I was at work bright and early. There wasn’t a line, there wasn’t even a single person waiting outside for the doors to open. Nothing. A few people eventually came in a picked up a copy of the new DVD shortly after opening, but there wasn’t a rush of Twi-hards like past years. It was pretty uneventful and pretty clear that the Twilight craze is very dead.

Twilight haters rejoice! Twilight is over and done with. No more movies, no more books, no more anything. While I am not a Twilight fan and I’m happy I don’t have to constantly hear about it anymore, I am sad to see the entire vampire craze die down with it. Because let’s be honest, Twilight triggered the most recent vampire fad. Now it’s all over, which is a bit depressing. BUT, while the Twilight craze is over and done with, the vampire craze will eventually return, it always does.

All in all, I am happy that the Twilight craziness has died down. I am still a bit surprised by the lack of crazy at yesterday’s release. I suppose people really don’t feel the same way as they did in the past.

What are your thoughts on the Twilight craziness being over with?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


  1. It’s definitely the end of an era. The timing of Summit/Lionsgate was impeccable; if the release schedule had been slightly more stretched out instead of the very dense five films in four years they might have seen severely dwindling returns. (Speaking of paranormal romance and box office, consider the sad fate of Beautiful Creatures.) There was a ton of Twilight fan site activity in ’07-09, but it’s now a mere trickle. There’s a lot of burnout and people move on. The zeitgeist torch has already been passed to The Hunger Games and other dystopias.

    I’m up there in years (42) and remember the goth-punk interest in The Vampire Lestat & The Hunger in the 80s, the Buffy vamp surge in the late 90s, but I have never seen anything like 2008 when the Twilight movie and True Blood the series exploded at the same time. Coincident with that was South Park episode The Ungroundable parodying the already burgeoning vamp fad among teens. Suddenly there were all of these academic courses on vampires and pop journalism analyses of the vampire trend. As well as the highest rate of production of big budget vamp movies (most of which flopped) and TV series we’re ever likely to see. Whether one loves (like me) or hates Twilight, that part was pretty fun.

  2. All else said, I was glad to see Forks and LaPush get a big economic boost for the last several years. The NW Peninsula is such a beautiful area, it deserved some time in the spotlight (and extra tourist bucks).

  3. Whilst the main romance was awful, as was both Bella’s and Edward’s characterisations…

    I will always be thankful, and yet forever miss seeing more of the most wonderful, cute, adorable, beautiful, sexy, gorgeous, kind, loveable little Pixie – Alice Cullen.

  4. Why JUST WHY DID TWILIGHT END (nose sniffles) JUST WHY WHY! well at least im only 7 and I like it. Like I mean I can still watch it. I LIKE JAKOB HE WEREWOLF VERY BEAUTIFUL

  5. Oh and the movie is awesome my mom and ithink it awesome why do so many people think its dumb? I like werewolf/vampire stuff. IM A REAL WEREWOLF TRUST ME

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