If you like the 'Twilight' and 'New Moon' movies, try...
Zap2It has a list of other movies and television shows that can help satiate your "Twilight" withdrawal between "New Moon" and "Eclipse," which hits theaters June 30, 2010. From vampires and werewolves to ghosts and witches, you'll have your DVR chock full.
Mismarketed on its release as an over-the-top, "Superbad"-style comedy (it's from the same director), "Adventureland" is actually a bittersweet story of post-college rootlessness and the tentative, fumbling kind of romance that happens when you meet a similarly uneasy soulmate. Kristen Stewart's character is just as damaged as Bella -- maybe moreso -- but a lot more willing to look after herself.
Take heed, Teams Edward and Jacob: Vamps and werewolves can live in harmony. This BBC series follows bloodsucker Mitchell, wolfy George and ghost Annie, roommates in a Bristol flat who are dealing with their respective natures. While only occasionally exploring the trio's comedic potential, "Being Human" has a brooding side that would make "Twilight" fans weep with happiness.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" & "Angel"
In "Buffy," the heroine isn't torn between a vampire and a werewolf but there is plenty of lovesick angst between Buffy and vampire-with-a-soul Angel in seasons one through three. There's also an excellent romance between a witch and a werewolf and some subsequent witch-on-witch action. If star-crossed lovers isn't really your thing, seasons four through seven "Buffy" has a love-it-or-hate-it relationship with another vampire named Spike and the final season of "Angel" has an Angel-Spike bromance. And if romance isn't your thing... the shows are damn funny.
One of the first vampire romances, "Dark Shadows" debut on ABC in 1966 and ran for five seasons. It told the tale of the wealthy Collins family of Collinsport, Maine and the arrival of "cousin" Barnabas, who is a cursed vampire. The revival ran for 12 episodes in the spring of 1991 and was definitely gothic soap opera at its finest.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
We're pretty sure "Twilight" fans are aware of Robert Pattinson's turn in this other famous franchise, but just in case you aren't aware. R-Patz was cast as hunky Hogwarts student Cedric Diggory for the fourth installment in the series. It's one of our favorite in the series, definitely give it a look.
"Let the Right One In"
From a place darker and moodier than Forks -- Sweden -- comes this tale of a young boy who's bullied at school but dreams of revenge -- and who finds an unlikely friend and ally in the vampire girl who moves into his apartment building. The creepy/affecting relationship that builds between the two main characters ends up overshadowing some of the gorier moments.
"Nosferatu" & "Shadow of the Vampire"
The original "Nosferatu" is a 1933 silent movie from Germany that features Max Schreck as Count Orlok and his vampire counterpart Nosferatu. Legend was that Max Schreck played Count Orlok so well people suspected he was a real vampire, which is the basis for "Shadow of the Vampire," starring Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck. An excellent pair of movies.
"Port Charles: Tainted Love"
This "General Hospital" spin-off aired a vampire-themed story arc for three months in 2001. It featured a mystery man named Caleb Morley, who turned out ot be a vampire. Need some other supernatural soap? Try Tabitha the witch from "Passions" or Marlena possessed by the Devil on "Days of Our Lives."
You won't find any vampires in Robert Pattinson's next romantic turn onscreen, but let's face it: This is your only RPattz fix until "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" debuts June 30, 2010. The plot follows two young lovers dealing with a tragedy that threatens their relationship. Squint, and you could almost believe it's about Edward and Bella.
For five-plus seasons, one of the most underrated shows on TV has been sticking it to demons, ghosts and all sorts of otherworldly beings. Watch for the excellent sibling byplay between Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, for the show's twisted sense of humor and for the knowing and surprisingly coherent mythology it has built up over its years. Or even for its judicious use of cheesy classic rock, which somehow works perfectly here.
Let's face it, all that sexual tension in "Twilight" could stand to be shattered. What better place than a vampire-run sex club on an island resort? The gay-themed series on the here! network follows human Thom, vamp club owner Damian and a supporting cast including ghosts, gorgons, witches and more.
"The Lost Boys"
An '80s classic that combines the unrivaled appeal of the Coreys (Haim and Feldman) and ne'er-do-well bloodsuckers. Brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Haim) move with their mom to Santa Carla, where they meet a lovely lady named Star (Jamie Gertz), self-appointed vampire hunters the Frog Brothers (Feldman, Jamison Newlander) and some riff-raff that included Kiefer Sutherland and "Bill & Ted's" Alex Winter. You'll never see "Gilmore Girls" grandpa Edward Hermann the same way again!
Need a little more Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in your life? Check out "The Runaways," a biopic about the eponymous 70s band. Stewart is rocking out as lead singer Joan Jett and Fanning has been cast as keyboard player Cherie Currie. It hits theaters sometime in 2010.
The "Underworld" movies
Romance set amid a werewolf-vampire conflict isn't new; Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman had to deal with their forbidden vamp-human attraction while dodging claws and bullets from both sides. Bonus: Michael Sheen, the "Twilight" Volturi vampire known as Aro, co-stars in all three "Underworld" films as werewolf Lucian.
"The Vampire Diaries"
Love triangles never end well, as Edward, Jacob, and Bella can attest. And so the trials and tribulations of vampire brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore only escalate when Elena enters the picture, looking every bit the image of their dead love. Damon, being the bad seed who wants to feast on the town and use humans as playthings, is the thorn in Stefan's low key side. And Elena only has eyes for the brooding Stefan. It's always the silent, tortured ones isn't it?
If you feel yourself outgrowing the PG-13 stylings of "Twilight," you might want to graduate to HBO's series (based on the Charlaine Harris novels), which has R-rated action aplenty. Like "Twilight," it's got a tragic human-vampire romance at its center, but it also ladles on heavy helpings of sex, gore, wicked humor and Southern-Gothic weirdness into a heady stew that grew into a breakout hit in its second season.
Taylor Lautner's first grown up role! Rumor has it that he is romancing real-life sweetie Taylor Swift in this star-studded romantic comedy. Based on the trailer, it looks to be a light-hearted "Love Actually."
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