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Are Charlie Sheen's Warlocks the New Vampires?

Charlie Sheen is talking a lot about trolls and warlocks. Are these going to replace vampires and werewolves as the new "it" supernatural beings? --Ricardo R., via Facebook I have no doubt that, as I write this, Charlie Sheen is planning a stellar new TV franchise, featuring both warlocks and trolls, for HBO.
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Charlie Sheen is talking a lot about trolls and warlocks. Are these going to replace vampires and werewolves as the new "it" supernatural beings? --Ricardo R., via Facebook I have no doubt that, as I write this, Charlie Sheen is planning a stellar new TV franchise, featuring both warlocks and trolls, for HBO.

But outside of Sheen's head, the hot creatures of the moment are...

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Not warlocks.

And definitely not trolls.

There are dozens of vampire-related TV series and movies expected in 2011 alone. But mean wizards? Aside from the last in the Harry Potter franchise? Good luck.

"There was a movie in the late '80s called Warlock," says Borys Kit, of the Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog. "Julian Sands starred in it." But other than that--and Deathly Hallows Part 2, and maybe a cranky spellcaster or two in the upcoming Hobbit, no.

Do not look for an onslaught of warlocks. Or...

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Trolls.

"I can see teenage girls getting their panties in a bunch over vampires and werewolves, but a troll?" muses Chris Farnsworth, author of the super-hot Blood Oath book series, which features a vampire who works for the president, as well as some very dangerous werewolves.

"It even sounds bad. It sounds like a little, gnarled, twisted up, spotty, warty abomination."

I would ask Farnsworth to stop, because he's making Shrek cry--except Shrek is an ogre.

"Nobody looks up to a troll," Farnsworth proclaims.

Indeed--Troll 2, made in 1989, has been lauded by film-o-philes as one of the worst movies ever made.

(Originally published March 9, 2011, at 6:52 p.m. PT)

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