The only sentient beings who might not know we're having a vampire "moment" are actual vampires, though, judging by the box office numbers, it is likely that even they are hitting theaters for (late night) screenings of the 'Twilight' saga.

Sure, Hollywood has been obsessed with vampires for a while. The last 10 years alone have given us 'Underworld,' 'Van Helsing,' 'Blade 2,' 'Queen of the Damned,' '30 Days of Night' and 'The Little Vampire,' among others. But the arrival of 'Twilight' was a game-changer. With its teen-friendly angle on vampire desire -- where human blood is replaced by a "vegetarian" option and sexual hunger is repressed beneath snuggles and baseball -- 'Twilight's' astonishing success has enticed studios to breathe some new life into the undead.

Enter 'Daybreakers,' a new entry to the genre, a film that has a unique spin on vampires while preserving their most traditional of pastimes: bloodshed. Directed by 'Undead' helmsmen the Spierig brothers, 'Daybreakers' takes place in a not-too-distant future, where humans are an endangered species thanks to the vampires who have overtaken the earth's population. Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) plays a vampire researcher in search of a blood substitute that would help spare the earth's remaining humans. After making a startling breakthrough, Edward must battle his fellow vampires to determine the fate of the human race.

Early reviews are mixed, with appreciation of the conservation-oriented premise tempered by criticism of the movie's graphic violence. Here's what the reviewers are saying:
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