Would-be vampires and would-be girlfriends of vampires will be out in force tonight, as dozens of Baltimore-area retailers will host parties celebrating the midnight release of Twilight on DVD.
Based on a best-selling book series by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight chronicles the unlikely (and intensely melodramatic) love affair between a loner teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) and an immortal vampire (Robert Pattinson). The books have sold millions of copies, mostly to pre-teen girls, and the 2008 movie has pulled in more than $190 million at the U.S. box office.
Release parties for the Twilight DVD are being held throughout the U.S. In fact, members of the movie's cast and crew are scheduled to show up at "select locations" (no word if anywhere around here has been selected). The parties, complete with giveaways and commemorative merchandise, are scheduled for 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
To find the Twilight zone nearest you, go to twilightthemovie.com.