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How the makers of Twilight films made vampires run fast is blowing people's minds

Callum Jones

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How the makers of Twilight films made vampires run fast is blowing people's minds

Featured Image Credit: Summit Entertainment/chloeewebber/TikTok

Twilight fans have been left stunned after discovering how the makers of the beloved films made the vampires run so fast.

Fans of the books and the popular film adaptations will know that the terrifying vampires move at superhuman speed.

To achieve this, the film's makers use CGI or computer-generated imagery to achieve the special effects. But that's not exactly the full story...

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While this is used in many films to achieve a speculator viewing for viewers, some of the sequences for the Twilight saga are actually more basic than you think.

TikToker Chloe Webber shared behind-the-scenes footage of filming for Twilight and those speedy vampire shots - and it's fair to say you will not be able to watch those famous scenes in the same light again.

The TikToker starts by explaining how she was left 'baffled' after her friends sent her some footage of how they performed the ‘fast vampire running’ scenes.

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Chloe then shares the footage which shows actors on a treadmill - yes, a treadmill - while being pulled along by a moving truck.

The CGI used for the running is not what you expect. Credit: Summit Entertainment
The CGI used for the running is not what you expect. Credit: Summit Entertainment

While being towed along, the actors are running on the spot at normal human speeds, in what is some bizarre footage.

The TikToker couldn't keep it together while watching over the footage, clamping a hand over her mouth, she gasped: "I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this."

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The TikTok of her reaction went viral in 2021, with more than nine million people watching Chloe's video.

And it is fair to say viewers are equally bemused over how the vampire running effect was achieved, with many of them taking to the comments section on TikTok to express their views.

People couldn't believe how the running was achieved. Credit: Summit Entertainment
People couldn't believe how the running was achieved. Credit: Summit Entertainment

One person said: "No wonder Robert Pattinson hated Twilight so much"

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A second added: "I need the actual scene for comparison now. I’ve never seen Twilight, this makes it seem like it’s a comedy."

A third said: "I was gonna sleep now I can’t stop watching this."

And a fourth person added: "If this doesn’t go viral. Nothing will."

A lot of people were particularly amused by Esme’s ‘teensy tiny steps’ on the treadmill, with one person comparing it to a Zumba class.

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The behind-the-scenes clip is not the first to go viral from the fantasy romance series, as the 'wolf scenes' went viral a couple of years ago.

In that, Taylor Lautner – who plays werewolf Jacob - had to wear a 'non-reflective grey outfit' so the visual effects team could ‘get the right kind of eye lines and motivation’.

Topics: Film & TV, Entertainment, TikTok, Robert Pattinson

Callum Jones
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