So on Friday, my hubby and I went out to the movies and I saw all these horrific looking horror movie previews. I remember thinking, why is it the paranormals we love so much to read, aren’t coming out as movies? And why is the paranormal movies that are coming out, are just so…. terrifying?
It dawned on me that Hollywood, despite the success of Twilight, hasn’t quite gotten with the whole deal of paranormal and romance and what it is that makes the shapeshifter and vampire books so popular. The funny thing is, the very same day I read an article by a movie reviewer, claiming that vampires and werewolves were so “yesterday”. He believes them to be on the way out.
NO! Please don’t say it’s so! Especially when, in my opinion, it hasn’t really started yet.
Enter DayBreaker. From what I see, (and no, I haven’t seen the movie), 99% of the characters who are vampires are the bad guys, with one lone voice willing to save the day. Or night, as it is. While on the surface it sounds like a great premise, most romance readers, the ones driving the bulk of the reflux of paranormal style movies, aren’t impressed.
Then there’s Wolfman. The remake of the original, which tells me it’s not going to be a very pretty picture. Rather than being a discovery into what makes us different, it’s more a discovery that monsters do exist, and watch out, because they’re coming for you.
But what would happen if Hollywood turned around and changed things? What would happen if there’s more movies like Underworld, where there’s more than one or two Vampires or werewolves who care about the survival of humans? Where it’s sexy and hot, not just gory and well, not?
For me, I loved all three Underworld movies, though the first and second were far superior to the 3rd. In those books, we learned of the loves and hates of a society, not just what they think of as food.
What do you think? Do you think Hollywood could do better at the Paranormal? or do you like the way they’re headed?