Vampires answer your questions (when they're not being hunted by Lincoln)
June 22nd, 2012
05:50 PM ET

Vampires answer your questions (when they're not being hunted by Lincoln)

It seems our country's 16th president has had it up to here with this whole vampire craze. This weekend's release of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" certainly seems to put bloodsuckers (at least 19th century ones) in a pretty bad place.

Of course, this wasn't always the case. Vampires are still quite popular when they're the protagonists, rather than "the hunted."

The fifth "Twilight" film will bow in November. (Twi-hards are expected to make their long goodbye in big numbers three weeks from now at San Diego Comic-Con). And HBO continues to bring in big ratings with "True Blood."

In recent years, you, our loyal CNN audience, have had the chance to ask some of these vampires your most pressing questions. So here's a fond look back at a few of the most memorable vampire-themed iReport interviews.

'Jacob' talks about filming shirtless

Relive those heady days when "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was released and Taylor Lautner talked about being shirtless.

Why Greene likes 'Twilight's' Alice

Edward shouldn't get all the glory. Actress Ashley Greene answered questions about playing his sister, Alice.

Fun, fantastical world of 'True Blood'

"Magic Mike's" Joe Manganiello is better known as werewolf Alcide (to be sure, Pam the vamp is here too).

Vampire Weekend: Steal our music

Okay, so there are no actual vampires in the band Vampire Weekend. But their name was at the right time with the trend.

Want to participate in an iReport interview yourself, or watch more interviews? Click here to check it all out. And there's still time to get in your video questions for that other creature of the night, Gene Simmons.

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  1. ally westcoast

    i wish that i was a vampire.but,i cant find one.and i am11yrs old and i dont think a vampire would turn me.especially in tishomingo ok. and bullard chapell road is way far from any vamp. if u r a vampire my address is 7203/7205 south bullard chapell road tishomingo oklahoma.:):-)

    May 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. northernstar

    It is a ridiculous premise for a movie but it was based on a book. I saw the movie and it was great. I love Lincoln. The movie is entertaining and does not deminish all that he did for our country. Remember "freedom of speech" and I am certain Lincoln would support the right for the movie to be made. If you don't want to see the movie; don't. Don't lose any sleep over this movie changing what people think of Lincoln !

    July 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steve

    critics be damned . it was just a fun movie. I killed a large bag of popcorn watching it........boo!

    June 27, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dinnageit

    I do not understand what the attraction is with vampires. Um, people DO know they aren't real, right?

    June 25, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. really

    This movie is an embarassment, I can't believe someone would create such rubbish. Not only is it a completely stupid premise but it completely disrespects one of the most beloved figures in American History. It's hard to express how enraged I am to see this movie made. A man that united this country during the country's darkest days was dragged down to the level of slaying the fictional character of vampires ( a current fade). I can only imagine what these idiots will do for a sequel...have Lincoln have a love affair with a vampire played by someone from the Twiligh cast?!

    June 25, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Betty

    Test

    June 25, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. duh

    terrible idea but at least it's not a remake of something from the 80s

    June 25, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ruelle

    Our 16th prez was bad a55ed!

    June 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jake

    He was a lot better looking when he was young! lol. Guess all that vampire killing aged him drastically when he became president.

    June 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mikrik13

    At last. I haven't seen a grusome vampire movie since "Priest". Much better than I anticipated. Loved the Civil War vibe, but southerners may not be happy with their depiction. This is NOT a fluffy film.

    June 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |

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