Chrystal Johnson didn't think there was anything unhealthy about her all-consuming fixation with "The Twilight Saga" — until she discovered it was sucking the life out of her marriage.
"I found poems my husband had written in his journal about how I had fallen for a 'golden-eyed vampire,' " says Johnson, a 31-year-old accountant from Mesa, Ariz., who became so enthralled by the blockbuster series of young adult novels and movies that she found herself staying up all night, re-reading juicy chapters and chatting about casting news and the are-they-or-aren't-they romance between the stars of the films, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
" 'Twilight' was always on my mind, to the point where I couldn't function," Johnson says.
Anyone who has ever peeked inside a comic-book convention or gone to a late-night screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" knows that some pop-culture fans aren't exactly known for their moderation. But there are some key differences distinguishing "Twilight" groupies and their seemingly bottomless obsession from that of other entertainment junkies.
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