"The Twilight Saga" is, first and foremost, a supernatural forbidden romance story. The vampires and werewolves are there to add intense action to the proceedings, but at the end of the day this is all about the love triangle between Edward, Bella, and Jacob. It is the love story of whom Bella ends up with, and by the time "Breaking Dawn" kicks in, it is about whether this human girl can find true love with an ageless vampire lover. It is the story of "Dracula" except with sparkly vampires instead of creepy, gothic ones.
"Let the Right One In"
The forbidden romance is alive and well in modern horror stories, and none more so than vampire tales. "Let the Right One In" presents this conundrum in one of the most unique methods imaginable. A young, childlike vampire moves into an apartment building in Sweden with an older man who kills for her to be able to feed. While in this building, she meets a young boy who is abused at school and the two strike up an unusual friendship.
While the American remake "Let Me In" makes it clear that she is using him as a replacement caretaker to replace the older man who is slowly losing his stomach, the Swedish version remains less obvious in this conclusion. "Let the Right One In" remains one of the most original vampire movies to come along in years and is a delicate tale of friendship between two children.
While "Let the Right One In" is a more obscure foreign choice here, "Underworld" is a completely mainstream option. The supernatural forbidden romance here is of the werewolf/vampire sort. While "Twilight" features a werewolf and a vampire in a love triangle, "Underworld" features a werewolf falling in love with a vampire. Also, while "Twilight" is pretty much a love story with supernatural elements, "Underworld" is a supernatural action movie with romantic undertones.
Kate Beckinsale is the vampire, dressed in tight leather, and Scott Speedman is the man bitten by a werewolf she turns on her coven to save. The movie featured two sequels to date with a third on the way.
When one speaks of forbidden supernatural romances in movies, they don't get much stranger than "Stardust." Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, "Stardust" introduces a young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) who promises he will retrieve a falling star for the object of his affection in exchange for her hand in marriage. However, when he finds the star that fell, it is in the form of Yvaine, a beautiful young woman played by Claire Danes. As the two journey together, Tristan finds himself falling in love with the fallen star. This is a true fairy tale story from the start to the end and one of the sweetest forbidden supernatural romance stories ever told.
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