If you listen closely this weekend, you may hear the sounds of deep sighing and soft giggling across the Crescenta Valley. Your teenage daughter, and perhaps your wife, may seem as if they are walking in a cloud. My advice to all husbands and boyfriends: don’t panic and, whatever you do, if you find them in a group whispering and giggling, leave them alone! They are in the Twilight zone. Not of Rod Serling’s making, but of Stephanie Meyers, the author of the “Twilight” vampire book series.
“Twilight” the film was released last Friday and the lines have been long. The opening shot is impressive and draws you into a world of all sorts of vampire possibilities.
The film follows teenager Bella (Kristen Stewart) as she leaves her comfortable life in Phoenix to move in with her dad in Forks, Wash. after her mother begins to travel with her new husband. Bella meets many friends at school, and then sees Edward (Robert Pattinson). There is something different about him. She soon finds he is a vampire, with a moral issue against killing humans. Their romance begins.