Twilight (2008, USA) C-122m. SCOPE ** D: Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Peter Facinelli. Adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire novel about newcomer Stewart, who falls for mysterious classmate Pattinson, even though it turns out he is a vampire. Stylish, well-filmed, but not a horror film, maybe best described as a teen romance with the novelty that one of the lovers has fangs (although he doesn't, he's more of a non-traditional vampire). Holds your attention until finale, during which the film peters out without a satisfactory conclusion. Score by Carter Burwell. Followed by three sequels.

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