Teen book-turned-movie Twilight
came out on DVD at the stroke of midnight Saturday morning. Although Unreal refers to Twilight
as "awesomely bad teeny bopper trash
," its fans and their parents might best be described as fang-wearing, cape-donning, utterly endearing geek-azoids
As with any sci-fi / fantasy genre, some of the most dedicated fans are well outside the targeted demo. Hoping to find a few 30 or 40-somethings mingling among the crowd at the Creve Coeur Borders
late Friday night, I instead came across a variety of families and just one dude (right) with a remote resemblance to The Simpson's Comic Book Guy
In the pantheon of nerd fiction, Twilight
fans fall squarely beneath Harry Potter but above the fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's works
-- also about vampires but with clearly more adult content. (Star Trek
fans rest assured. Your spot on the throne remains safe.)
About 60 people snaked their way through the ropes at Borders on Saturday. The first in line, Caitlin Blaylock
a 15-year-old freshman at Pattonville High School, won the coveted spot
for correctly answering a trivia question regarding a slight difference
between the book (penned by Stephanie Meyer
) and the adapted movie version.
DVD packaging literally sparkles -- just like the vampires in the movie
-- and the artistic and marketing genius continues with the
trading-card inserts included with each film.
View more photos from Border's below and click here
to check-out the wild DVD release in Meyer's hometown of Phoenix.
Blaylock, far left, the first in line to buy the Twilight DVD.