Last summer’s box-office disappointment Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hits DVD and Blu-ray today — just in time for the inevitable “Where’s the vampires?” jokes w/r/t the upcoming Spielberg Lincoln biopic (and seriously, you guys, just keep those coming). So we should probably take a moment to pause and reflect on the fact that they actually went and made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, a film whose mere concept is so utterly insane that, yes, of course it’s a real thing. If you’re looking to catch up with AL:VH on home video, it might not be a bad idea to pair it up with some of the other films that, against all notions of good sense and taste, are real things that actually exist. We’ve got some suggestions after the jump. … Read More
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. We’ve got seven new trailers for your Friday viewing enjoyment; check ’em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we celebrated some of our favorite library scenes from film and TV. We were excited to hear that Wikipedia will be joining the anti-SOPA blackout that’s currently planned for this Wednesday. We wondered what Coach Taylor would have made of Craig Finn’s solo debut, Clear Heart Full Eyes,… Read More
Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies proved that he could spice up a classic without completely changing the original story — an impressive and difficult task. In his newest novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the mash-up author re-imagines American history by adding vampires (think True Blood meets a Ken Burns documentary), allowing him to create explanations for almost every unsolved American mystery while taking some rather hefty creative license. For example: A young Lincoln befriends a young Edgar Allan Poe. They run into a pre-Confederate Jefferson Davis.
It’s a clever idea and the finished product is a little bit campy, a little bit gory, and a lot of fun to delve into. After the jump, check out our interview with Seth Grahame-Smith, where we talk vampires, history, and golf swings. … Read More