16 November 2012 9:47 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Last night, hordes of undead fans turned out to watch all five Twilight Saga films in a row. Would our intrepid reporter survive 10 hours with the Twihards?

In cinemas nationwide last night, legions of fans gathered to watch the five films from the Twilight franchise, amounting to almost 12 hours of vampiric viewing. Legions of fans, plus me. In Norwich.

4.45pm. I arrive late – some of us have jobs, you know – and the first film, Twilight, is almost over. To save you some time, the plot seems to be: girl loves vampire. Compared to the Twihards, assembled en masse, I'm definitely a Twilite. I tell a lady in the queue for popcorn that I've not read the books and she physically reels.

4.47pm. I assumed that at 26 I'd be at least a decade older than the average viewer, but there are plenty of students wearing onesies, clutching travel pillows and beer, »

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