posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 07:17 PM
I think it is a couple of things - firstly, it is a moneymaker.
Folks are trying to dovetail on the success of Twilight.
Secondly, there's been a big wave of paranormal backlash, which I predicted in 2000 was coming.
I've been studying the occult most of my life and I am now in my 40's. Everytime society lurches to the religious and fundamental, there will come
an occult interest revival. It's just a reaction.
Don't miss the big picture - Ghost hunting is also on the upswing, even with teens. IE Ghost Huntress books.
There's Intertwined as well. The stuff is selling well. A new genre is getting really big - that of paranormal romance. That's what these novels
and the likes of Vampire Diaries, Twilight, Moonlight... have in common.
It is not new. We've seen it before. Remember the teen girls running home from school to watch DARK SHADOWS? (I think Vampire Diaries had some
Could some of that be from teen boys withdrawing into fantasy and video games, and teen girls looking for the perfectly attentive, handsome guy that
seems interested in them? And these days, they think a guy like that would HAVE to be supernatural? lol
I'm generalizing, but teenage boys that I know seem to mainly want a girl that will sit and watch them play videogames.