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Spike TV's Scream special celebrates our nation's vampires

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 15th 2009 9:03AM
Spike TV's Scream Halloween special will celebrate vampires like the Twilight crew.Vampires aren't scary anymore. They haven't been for a while.

Anne Rice saw to that while she was making her fortune turning vampires into the kind of delicate camp caricatures you see hosting cooking shows on Bravo. It's continued through Twilight and every Twilight clone coming down the pipe. Still, Twilight can build it's own Federal Reserve Bank now, and no one gives a cuss what I think.

Now, I've officially typed the word "Twilight" way more than I wanted to today, and I need to get to the point. So, vampires will be the cause celebre of Spike TV's 4th Annual "Scream.," Tuesday, October 27 at 10 PM ET/PT.

According to Spike TV, the evening will celebrate (deep breath) "The Year Of The Vampire and The Phenomenal Popularity of The Twilight Saga with Cast And World Premiere Footage from The Highly-Anticipated (Twilight sequel) New Moon." Just typing that title leached some blood from my jugular.

Since Twilight isn't the only production turning vampire nightmares into Harlequin romances, the True Blood cast and creators (Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård and Sam Trammell) will also be on hand.

In addition to the vamp-fest, "Scream 2009" will feature Tobey Maguire presenting an Icon Award to Stan Lee and a tribute to horror Legend George Romero.

Finally, diverting from the horror genre, the cast of Battlestar Galactica will reunite for a "final farewell" -- until the next reunion.

Meanwhile, if you want to watch a real vampire story on TV, go find a copy of Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lot.

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MCW

This is totally a legitimate awards show, because UP is considered a nominee for "Best Scream".

October 15 2009 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
divineparasite

"Twilight" is not horrer and everytime I could vote for "True Blood" over that lame ass series of teen-bopper vamp crap I did. I hope that fans of "The Scream Awards" feel the same way. I'm sure come "Teen Choice Awards" "Twilight" will be all over the place but keep it out of a awards show that celebrates the horrer genre.

October 15 2009 at 4:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

Vampire Barnabas Collins & Dark Shadows is the BEST !

October 15 2009 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wulfn1

Funny you should mention "Harlequin Romances".

The Vampire genre has been invading the romance publishing world for quite some time, at least five years now maybe more.. So it's no surprise that the TV media world would want to latch on to that popularity. It is also no surprise , because of the books, that vampires , werewolves, ghosts and other paranormal oddities are now becoming mainstream in television and movies.

October 15 2009 at 9:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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