Modern vampires neither scary nor sexy, say children's writers

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London, June 25 (ANI): Children's writers are complaining that modern vampires popularised by films such as the Twilight franchise are neither scary nor sexy.

Neil Gaiman, the best-selling Gothic children's author, criticised the character of Robert Pattinson as being contradictory - one who is a vegetarian and is able to walk around in daylight.

"The saddest thing is that it runs the risk of making vampires not scary" The Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"I like my creatures of the night a little nocturnal. My next big novel was going to have a vampire. Now, I'm probably not. They are everywhere, they're like cockroaches," he added.

Graham Marks, the children's author, told The Independent, "The two things that vampires are supposed to be is scary and sexy, but I don't think the characters in Twilight are either scary or sexy. Meyer took a genre and mixed it up. Other writers jumped on the bandwagon." (ANI)

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