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The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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How many people are sick of vampire books? Here, I imagine vast hordes of people raising their hands, crying, “Please! Save us from Twilight fever!” (No offense to the multitudes of Twilight fans out there…) I know I’m at least overwhelmed by the sheer mass of vampire fiction out there – sure, I love a […]

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Supernatural parodies Twilight fad in episode “Live Free or Twi-Hard”

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It was only a matter of time until Supernatural started making fun of pop-cultural fads. In its latest episode, the show turns the critical voice it used to comment on its own fandom in the last two seasons toward the Twilight phenomenon, as well as the phenomenon’s implications in the show’s world. The results are pretty mixed, but the episode at least provides some plot advances for the season.

(Spoilers ahead)

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Top Five Takes On Twilight

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Oh Twilight.

Brooding vampires, awkward teenagers, and puppy-dog-eyed werewolves. You may not be stoked about the third installment of the Twilight saga, but these fans (or foes) have produced their own renditions of Twilight and New Moon with precise accuracy and fun twist endings.

If watching Eclipse with a ton of screaming teens isn’t your choice of midnight activity, you can pick one of these five parodies.

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BRAAAINS! The Current State of Zombie Research

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For swooning teen girls, there are the hairless-chested vampires of Twilight. For college English students, the wizardry of Hogwarts Academy is prime. The nerdsters have robots. The hipsters have the beats.

But for a certain group of researchers, nothing can be more alluring than the tasty study of that great, brain-chomping, ankle-biting, blood-spewing,
walking dead device — the zombie.

He reads an article in The New York Times science section, and he wonders: How does this relate to my research? He wants to know how the decomposition of human bodies works. His Twitter account whirls a constant stream of scientific dis- covery: Reuters updates, Science Daily blurbs, The National Science Foundation an- nouncements. He wonders what happens to the eye if a person never blinks, so he calls the head of the American Academy of Optometry.

He reads an article from the BBC News on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), and it gets him thinking about viruses, incubation periods, the effects on the brain, so he calls the Scripps Research Institute. When he calls another researcher, he introduces himself.

His name is Matt Mogk, and he is the founder of the Zombie Research Society.

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