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Twilight: the world's richest bloody franchise

85 million books sold. The biggest opening of any film in US history. Guy Adams and Arifa Akbar investigate how the 'Twilight' vampire stories got their teeth into the minds – and purses – of teenage girls the world over

The ten best vampire holidays

A plethora of fang-bearing films and television shows have hit our screens recently, from The Vampire’s Assistant to the highly acclaimed True Blood, and the latest is New Moon, sequel to the 2008 hit Twilight, released last week.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (12A)

Second time out for the star-crossed high-school lovers Bella and Edward: she's human, he's a vampire, it could never work between them.

Why teens are staying up until Twilight

He turned to look at me with a wistful expression. His golden eyes held mine and I lost my train of thought. I stared at him until he looked away.

Heart-throbs! Hollywood's leading leading men

Vampiric British star Robert Pattinson leads the pack of young actors who set teenage hearts a-flutter. And he can act, too

Animal House (15)

John Landis's directing career tailed off in ignominy in the late Nineties, with flops such as The Stupids and Blues Brothers 2000; so it's nice to be reminded just how jauntily inventive he was to begin with.

Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson voted 'favourite vampire'

Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson's character Edward Cullen has been hailed film buffs' favourite movie vampire.

Kristen Stewart - The Twilight zone

Kristen Stewart's role as Bella in the films of Stephenie Meyer's vampire novels have made her a superstar. Lesley O'Toole meets the teen sensation

I Love You Beth Cooper (15)

A jolly take on high-school outsiderdom, I Love You Beth Cooper gets its title from its opening scene, when the nerdy hero, Denis (Paul Rust), uses his graduation speech to declare his love for a girl (Heroes's Hayden Panettiere) he's never even spoken to. She responds to this public humiliation not by taking out a restraining order, but by turning up at Denis's house that evening with two of her friends, and taking him and his sidekick out for the night. Denis soon learns that this hard-drinking, reckless-driving bad girl is a long way from the image he always had of her.

John Hughes: Writer, director and producer whose Eighties teen movies captured a generation on film

John Hughes defined the 1980s teenager in a series of hugely successful and influential comedy films, including The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, whose young stars became members of the group known as the "Brat Pack".

Live fast, act young: The stars who don't act their age

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, both 19, may look too old to wear school uniforms – but moviemakers have always blurred the line between adults and children, says Geoffrey Macnab

Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Optimistic teenagers?

Adolescents get a bad rap on the big screen, but an acclaimed documentary film set in the world of Junior Eurovison is redressing the balance. It's about time, says Rosamund Witcher

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Girl meets boy, boy turns out to be a vegetarian vampire

Twilight (12A)

This high-concept romance is notable at least for featuring the unhealthiest-looking teenage couple ever to smooch on a screen.

V is for Vampire

The latest incarnation of the monster is a teen heart-throb. Cole Moreton reports
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