these 'twilight' mini-movies are darker than you imagined

feminist 'twilight' is pretty dark

photo courtesy of lionsgate

Those who still haven't quite yet gotten over their Twilight fandom will be happy to hear that the franchise is being continued on—this time, by feminists.

Back in October, series creator Stephenie Meyer and LionsGate announced a contest called “The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga,” in which they would choose and finance five female filmmakers to direct mini Twilight spin-offs. Then, a badass group of panelists including Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, and Meyer herself would choose winners to mentor. The news of this new Twilight project with a feminist edge excited fans and non-fans alike.

Now the mini-movies have finally been released online, and we have to say—they are pretty freaking good. And if you were expecting all of the short films to be sappy love stories or vampires making out, you may be surprised to note that some of these are quite dark. But genre aside, they all show the capabilities and prowesses of these female directors who have done fantastic jobs in creating these shorts.

Click through to view the films.