MINDLESS ENTERTAINMENT:Hollywood's next fad

In the wake of Twilight, "True Blood" and every other bandwagon vamp romance out there, I think it's safe to say we're all pretty tired of vampires.

But now that the craze has died down, pop culture fanatics - like tiny chicks peeping sadly for their mother - have begun to search desperately for something to succeed the bloodsucker pandemic.

And why not? It seems like we need something to fill the void now that vamps have finally (maybe) lost their chokehold on a majority of Earth's population.

So what's next? Well, here are just a few possibilities:

Werewolves

According to the Church of Taylor Lautner, feral, fierce and furry is the new black. The vampires have always overshadowed werewolves - maybe it's finally their time to shine.

Zombies

"How old are you?"

"17."

"How long have you been 17?"

"…BRAAAAINS."

Come on. It would be beautiful. You know it would. And honestly, who didn't love Zombieland?

Superheroes

There was a day when liking superheroes didn't make you cool, it made you a social pariah. But with movies like The Dark Knight and Iron Man making it more high-five worthy than ever to attend super-flicks, it's going to take a lot to kill this craze.

Real Life Superheroes

Kick-Ass is only the tip of the iceberg. A similar geek-plus-Spandex-minus-powers movie called Super, starring "The Office's" Rainn Wilson as a powerless superhero and Juno's Ellen Page as his sidekick, is on the way as well. Everymen in capes may just be the next big thing.

Gods

Percy Jackson. Clash of the Titans. Greek is chic right now, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a young, moody Zeus burning up the big screen.

Old Stuff

Audiences everywhere went nuts over Sherlock Holmes. With the persistence of G.I. Joe and Transformers, and revamps of A-Team and Karate Kid on the way, pop culture is clearly amping up one of its primary defense mechanisms: the throwback.

Lady Gaga

At this rate, she's en route to take over the world. It seemed prudent to include her on the list.