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Sucked dry: Is the vampire trend dead?

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It’s almost hard to remember a time when the vampire genre was dead.

It was before Twilight, of course. Before the film version of Stephenie Meyer’s novel was released in 2008 to the sound of millions of squees, vampire movies were considered somewhat risky investments and TV networks rarely ordered shows starring the undead. Since the conclusion of The WB’s Angel in 2004, there was FX’s Blade: The Series (flop) and CBS’ Moonlight (flop). On the big screen, the genre’s popularity varied from films like Van Helsing and I Am Legend (hits) to Queen of the Damned and 30 Days of Night (flops).

Then it happened. KStew. His hair. Sparkles. Abs.

TV networks, in particular, dove right in — HBO’s True Blood, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and spin-off The Originals, Syfy’s Lost Girl and Being Human.

After six years, however, there are signs the vampire genre is dying. READ FULL STORY

Sarah Hyland owns a replica of Michonne's Katana (and other pop culture confessions) -- VIDEO

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Sarah Hyland may be starring as Natalie in Vampire Academy (now in theaters), but the Modern Family star is definitely a zombie girl. When she dropped  by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test, we learned she’s a serious fan of The Walking Dead who considers the replica of Michonne’s Katana that her boyfriend got her for her birthday and the shovel she gave him signed by members of the AMC drama’s cast for Christmas two of her prized possessions. (They’re also Game of Thrones fans and have a replica of Robb Stark’s sword and the House of Stark shield.)

For more pop culture confessions — including Hyland’s first celeb crush, the two TV shows that have made her cry the hardest (Walking Dead and Lost spoiler alerts!), and the diva she always quotes — watch the video below. READ FULL STORY

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