Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter


You’ve heard about this, right?

In 2010, author Seth Grahame-Smith wrote this book about the untold story of our 16th president, and how he secretly waged war against the undead.

I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now, as it just seems like a fun read. It certainly got tons of good press and reviews.

And inevitably, whenever a book makes some money, someone comes along and turns it into a movie.

The trailer finally hit the interwebs last week. Check it out, holmes:




I really want to like this movie. I really do.

But 2 words scare the crap out of me where this movie is concerned……….

Tim Burton.

I can’t fucking STAND Tim Burton. He just puts too much ‘weird’ in all his movies for my taste. And I really do think he does it just because he thinks people expect him to be weird, and not because it makes sense to do it that way. Plus, without his pal Johnny Depp agreeing to be in almost all of his films, I think we wouldn’t have heard anything from him for 10 years now.

Anyway, Mr. Burton is thankfully NOT directing this movie, he’s just producing it, so I am going to still hold out some hope that this doesn’t turn out to be “Edward Scissorhands 2”.

14 comments:

Annabelle said...

I think Burton as a producer will be just the right amount.

I don't have the vampire/zobie fetish that the rest of the world seems to be humping to, so I'm pretty meh about the whole thing.

ps - dont comment on my blog at the exact same moment i am commenting on yours. it gives me the willies.

Cocaine Princess said...

Pretty cool storyline, I think. I love horror films and can't wait to see this one!

Slyde said...

anna: yeah, that is creepy. We should really just fuck already and get it over with....

cocaine: me too, i think...

B.E. Earl said...

I don't get the horror/history genre that has popped up over the last few years. Sure, make a vampire movie that takes place in the 1800's, but does it have to involve a young Abraham Lincoln? That just seems...stupid. Same goes with mixing classic literature with horror. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters? I don't get it...

Slyde said...

earl: im not exactly sure that i get it either, but i DO have to admit that i'm intrigued...

which, i guess, is the point...

True said...

It's a great book, Slyde. Probably the best book I read last year. I picked it up thinking it must be some kind of goof, but it surprised me.

How 'bout that axe action at the end of the trailer? Take that, tree!

Slyde said...

true: i didnt know you read this... i could have asked you all about it! :)

ok, if you like it, i'm in. im gonna see if i can pick it up at my library

sybil law said...

Eh. I'm fucking sick of vampires, and I'll stick with Walking Dead for any zombie action.

Ashly Star said...

I'm definitely going to have to check out that book, looks interesting. Thanks ;)

Bouncin Barb said...

I have not heard of this one. Sounds weird. Tim Burton is a whack job if you ask me but Edward Scissorhands was awesome. BTW, thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. I really appreciate the support! Happy V Day.

meleah rebeccah said...

I am NOT a huge Tim Burton fan either.

Slyde said...

sybil: i have to agree, walking dead is the shit... if you like the show, you should be reading the comic!

ashly: thats what im here for :)

barb: i dunno, i think after his Planet of the Apes mess, i just took a good look at his work and decided that its more CRAP than QUALITY

meleah: word.

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MarkD60 said...

Abe Lincoln was briefly a ghostbuster before he decided to get a job as president