Thursday, October 7, 2010

Post 1388 - Abe? Really?

A year or so ago, I began noticing some unusual books in some of the bookstores I haunt.  The most interesting one was called "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".  I also saw "Sense and Sensibilities and Seamonsters".

These mashups of classical novels, or historical characters, is the latest trend in horror.  I'm not sure why.  They look silly, but then again, I haven't actually sat down and read any of these books. 

I heard about "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" about six months ago on a Civil War mailing list I'm on.  Apparently, the official book launch was at a place famous for Abe Lincoln.  His home.  Ford's Theater.  Something.  People on the list were not happy.

I saw the book in a store, and still see it.  I am not sure if I will ever read it, but there is something about the concept that is compelling and cheesy at the same time.  My feelings about the book are hard to put into words.  And, I learned this evening that this is to become a film. 

This evening, I found a couple of youtube videos about the book that I thought I'd share with you.  The first is the official trailer for the book (yes, they make video trailers for books these days!).  And the second is a mock documentary about Lincoln discussing this hitherto unknown part of his life.

You're welcome.  I do love you, you know.



Ken said...

Okay, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. That just may be the dumbest four words I have ever heard used together!

Bevboy said...

Well, you can console yourself with just seeing the movie, Ken. :-)

So, what is Jason Priestley really like?