The only way to kill a vampire in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" universe is to rip its head off -- not a very family-friendly method for the legion of young fans clamoring to see the final chapter of "The Twilight Saga."
So, it was with great apprehension that director Bill Condon showed the Motion Picture Assn. of America an early cut of the franchise's fifth and last installment some six months before the film was ready for release. It was a must-do for the filmmaker, who shot both parts of the final novel, "Breaking Dawn," in one long six-month shoot. [Spoiler Alert] Without giving too much of the film's plot away, some vampires die via the gruesome method.
"Certainly, with any other movie, there are a thousand ways to kill people," Condon said in a recent interview. "With this one, it’s a variation on the same theme. If they were going to be offended by the idea of beheadings, we would have had no movie."