Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), the sensitive 17-year-old vampire at the center of “The Twilight Saga,” is famously immortal. The franchise itself has some serious staying power, as well, it seems! Last month, the five films that make up the fantasy series hit Netflix and, in mere days, had each secured a spot on the streamer’s coveted top 10 most-watched list. Weeks later, four of the five are still trending on the platform! Regardless of their “Team Jacob” or “Team Edward” leanings, devotees are tuning in to watch in droves!
Based on the popular book series by Stephenie Meyer, the “Saga’s” first installment, “Twilight,” is still the best-loved overall according to Rotten Tomatoes. Released to much fanfare in 2008, the film kicks off the love story between “vegetarian vampire” Edward (he and his family drink animal blood in lieu of that of humans) and high schooler Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart).
Set in the sun-deprived Pacific Northwest, where Edward lives discreetly with his vampire brethren, the movie’s opening sees Bella relocating from her mother’s supposed Arizona home (which can actually be found about 40 miles north of Los Angeles at 22301 Cataro Dr. in Santa Clarita) to the white clapboard residence of her father, local chief of police Charlie Swan (Billy Burke), which she says is “in the state of Washington, under a near-constant cover of clouds and rain.”
Purported to be in the city of Forks on the Olympic Penninsula, Billy’s charming two-story abode can actually be found about 30 miles north of Portland, Oregon, at 184 S. 6th St. in St. Helens. (Please remember this is a private home. Do not trespass or bother the residents or the property in any way.)
And there’s good news for anyone hoping to live like Bella for a night! The traditional pad is currently serving as a vacation rental through Airbnb. Further demonstrating “The Twilight Saga’s” enduring appeal, the place is in high demand, too. In fact, the owners are having a hard time keeping up with the intense interest! “Twilight” fans, it seems, have zero chill!