Fans aren't the only ones who complain about crappy adaptations of their favorite genre works. The authors themselves are often unafraid to get in on the action. Here are six sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers who spoke up when their work got butchered.
If you've had enough of all those sparkling vampires, you may be in luck! Why? Because world famous novellist Anne Rice may be ready to give us back that seductive vampire we all know and love, the Vampire Lestat, for one more book.
After spending much of her literary career writing about vampires, Vampire Chronicles series author Anne Rice has tackled the other classic horror staple for her latest book: Werewolves. But, don't worry, she says her new novel The Wolf Gift is a very different animal than recent hits like Twilight.
Though Anne Rice's acclaimed Vampire Chronicles series may be a bestseller at the bookstore, the series hasn't been a hit on the big screen in nearly 20 years - but all that could change soon thanks to a couple of TV veterans.
With an adaptation of her old novel The Tale of the Body Thief already in the works, author Anne Rice is waxing poetic about who she'd like to take the lead role if her latest book makes it to the big screen.
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has millions of fans (and millions of dollars) thanks to the success of her vampire tales, but some of her fellow authors aren't convinced. Among them is vampire mistress Anne Rice, who says her own vampires would "feel sorry" for Meyer's characters and their sparkly ways.
Neil Gaiman has called Kim Newman's Anno Dracula, "the first mash-up of literature, history and vampires, and now, in a world in which vampires are everywhere, it's still the best." Here are the bloody pieces from which Newman built that classic novel, back in print at last.
I've often said Anno Dracula is literally a vampire novel, in that it battens on to other novels and sucks their lifeblood—in the process, exploiting, abusing, degrading, feeding off, changing and perhaps immortalising them.