Of the many crimes the "Twilight" phenomenon has committed against genre fiction and the vampire-subgenre in particular, by far the worst is it's very conscious attempt to suck the decadence and debauchery right out of the whole enterprise. Seriously, think about it: Co-opting a fictional creature that functions almost exclusively as a sex-metaphor as fodder for abstinence propaganda? That'd be genius satire... except Stephenie Meyer isn't joking.
Fortunately, the "fun part" of the bloodsucker genre proves hard to kill. Below, the U.S. trailer for "We Are The Night," a German production that just got picked up for a stateside run under the IFC Midnight label...
The basic pitch seems to be: "What if Paris, Kim, Lindsay etc's ability to 'survive' in the fast-lane was that they were a coven of lesbian vampires?" I've heard worse ideas, and I like how "big" it looks - i.e. it's not just the low-end sofcore cheapie they could've made - and of course that German filmmakers are unlikely to wimp-out on the good stuff.
This opens stateside in SOME capacity next Friday.