Netflix offers 'The Twilight Saga' as a Halloween treat to fans
'Twilight' follows the story of teenager Bella Swan who falls in love with a vampire Edward Cullen and thus begins the Saga that Netflix plans on blessing fans with this Halloween
The last time 'Twilight' fans had a reason to rejoice was back in 2012 when the last film of the franchise came out. And now - six years later - Netflix has decided to treat fans with the same thrill and excitement they would feel ahead of each 'Twilight' cine flick's release. The popular streaming network recently announced that it is going to add all five films from the 'Twilight Saga' to its collection, that too right in time for Halloween!
The five film series, through which the popularity of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart soared, will be available on Netflix from October 9. The movies individually are 'Twilight', 'New Moon', 'Eclipse', and 'Breaking Dawn' parts 1 and 2 - all of which are adaptations of the gothic fantasy young adult novels of the same name, by Stephenie Meyer.
And how are fans taking it? The words thrilled and ecstatic would be a gross understatement compared to the massive buzz that has come from fans. Taking to social media to point out their disappointment at the streaming network's lack of the franchise previously, fans have unanimously celebrated the new addition by announcing exactly how long they have been waiting for it.
"All the twilight movies are coming to Netflix UK October 9th and I'm SO excited," one of them wrote on Twitter. "Twilight coming to netflix is the best thing to ever happen," added another. A third fan also had an interesting suggestion, writing: "Hello Netflix pls get Harry Potter films... I NEED THEM."
As a quick recap, the 'Twilight Saga' revolves around Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), a teenager, who turns into a vampire, all for love. Bella falls in love with the 107-year-old vampire, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and thus begins a drama circling their forbidden fruit of a romance. There are vampires, werewolves, and even humans involved in the story that managed to amass widespread young-adult attraction, especially among women of all ages taking a keenness to the supernatural creatures in the franchise.
The movie reached such immense heights of popularity, that it spurred the trajectory in which Stewart and Pattinson's careers would go on to take in Hollywood.
But even though the series grossed over $3.3 billion in global sales, with its second film 'New Moon' breaking all box office records by pulling in the biggest opening day receipts in the history of cinema with an estimated $72.7 million, it still doesn't provide concrete reason for Netflix holding back till this Halloween to gift fans the 'Twilight' franchise.
Considering how infectious the craze for the 'Twilight' movies became back when the films were still coming out, it's no secret that the movies are already available on other streaming platforms. Moreover, the movies are not even that scary, so calling it a spooky Halloween bonus doesn't sound all that legitimate. But Netflix is Netflix, and they care about their fans first and foremost, so maybe after years of them complaining about not bringing Twilight on their platform, they thought it was justified to go with the love story of Bella and Edward instead of a potential original horror.