LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Some U.S. mothers say they are die-hard fans of the two "Twilight" vampire romance movies despite being decades older than the usual fan.
Melissa Peterson, one of more than 30,000 members of a Twilight Moms fan group, said while teenage girls remain the fan base of the vampire films, women also can be fervent fans, ABC News reported Friday.
"We don't act like teenagers. I mean, we are still moms, we're still adults," Peterson, 42, said of the group's Twilight Moms conventions.
"It takes you back to when you were 17 and had your whole life in front of you," she added of the films, which are based on novels by Stephenie Meyer that focus on a teenage girl and her love for a vampire.
Group member Sarah Clark said "Twilight" and its sequel "New Moon," which opened at midnight Thursday, offer her an emotional lift.
"It's like I'm alive again. I'm awake again, you know, in all different areas of my life. It just makes you, you just feel so happy," Clark told ABC News.