Talk about an odd couple: could you imagine 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles ever sitting down to make nice with Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga???
Well, apparently that scenario isn't just my own skewed version of What The-?!; in a recent interview with MTV News, Niles talked about how his insatiably hungry vampires from the 30 Days of Night graphic novel stacked up against Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and the rest of The Cullen Family vamps from The Twilight Saga. Shockingly enough (at least to me), Niles had nothing but good things to say about Twilight:
“It’s just a different way of looking at things...Everybody assumes that from watching ‘30 Days of Night’ that I hate Anne Rice and the whole notion of romantic vampires, but it’s actually just the opposite.”
Wow, after seeing 30 Days of Night and how relentless and vicious those vampires were, I wouldn't ever have guessed that Steve Niles had a warm-spot for the soft-core, homo-erotic antics of Anne Rice's vampires, let alone the kiddie-soft, interspecies chastity drama of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga. Guess what a friend told me is true: there IS something weird about all of us who are into "the whole vampire thing."
However, bringing things back down to reality, here's what Niles had to say when asked if the Twilight vamps could kick the crap out of his 30 Days of Night bloodsuckers:
“I don’t think so...But, they do have the advantage of being to go out in sunlight so they could beat them there. My vampires don’t care at all about seduction. It’s all about food to them.”
To be fair, the first Twilight movie didn't reveal much about the vampire clans. From what I hear, that story is going to get a bit more explanation in the next Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Maybe we'll learn that Edward Cullen is in fact a tough-undead-guy after all. I doubt it though.
What do you think: 30 Days of Night vampires vs. The Twilight Saga vampires. Who would suck the most in that fight?
Source: MTV News