Rob Zombie doesn't hate 'Twilight'

The headline about says it all. The Hellbilly musician and director of Halloween II, which opens Friday, tells MTV.com he "had no problems" with Twilight, and says, "I'm sure I'd enjoy it a lot more if I was a 14-year-old girl!"

It's interesting to get one paranormal pop culture figure's take on another pop entry, but his comments don't really reveal much. Frankly, despite his rep as a goremonger gained from his films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, Zombie seems like an alright dude and it makes sense he wouldn't just trash Twilight outright. Not only would it not be classy, but it's not good press to tick off a large female demographic right before your flick opens.

Aside from that, Zombie doesn't say he liked Twilight either. So this doesn't really count as a victory for fans.

One final thing: MTV.com gets it wrong when they say True Blood had anything to do with "today's teenage vampire obsession." The HBO show taps into a reinvigorated genre, it's true, but a show for teens, it's not. This point goes to Twilight alone.

-aaron sagers

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