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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34x6m-ahGIo

OK so this looks awesome. And Tim Burton is cool, so it won't be a total waste of time. Who's going to see it with me?
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:51 pm

This sounds like it'll be magnificently terrible. Can't wait!

I hope Bruce Campbell gets a cameo.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:55 pm

Looks silly. Vampires won in the 20th century, and anyway, the Washington Monument wasn't built until 1880-something, if memory serves.
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:09 pm

We're long overdue for Vampires on waterskis. In leather jackets. Jumping over sharks.
And zombies can drive the boat.
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:03 pm

Ragnar Dan wrote:
and anyway, the Washington Monument wasn't built until 1880-something, if memory serves.

Cornerstone laid July 4, 1848. Construction stopped in 1854 when the Know-Nothings took umbrage with the Pope's sending of a block to be installed on the inside and seized control of the society running the project. The Know-Nothings managed to add 13 courses that were of such poor quality that they were removed when construction restarted in earnest in 1879.

The gap caused by the Know-Nothings is the reason why there's a visible color change 1/3 of the way up.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:13 pm

Anyone read the book? I was thinking about picking it up some time.
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:21 pm

Oh dear God, kill me now.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 pm

...and then have ma Boi Abbee Linkoln kill you again when you return from the grave as an unholy revenant?
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:41 pm

I assumed when I read the title to this thread that it was a new show on The "History" Channel. This seems like the sort of "History" that they like to show.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:38 pm

We're long overdue for Vampires on waterskis. In leather jackets. Jumping over sharks.
And zombies can drive the boat.


This. I'm a long time horror fan. I learned to read with Goosebumps in 1st grade followed very shortly by Stephen King, Ambrose Bierce and other horror writers. And even I'm sick of vampires and zombies.

Now for werewolf movies...can we have one or three that don't SUCK?
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:33 am

This is awesome. I am so there!
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:06 am

I think they went full retard on this one. But i will watch it for sure, though crazy it could be wildly entertaining

Edit: BTW if we are talking about ridiculous movies with extremely silly plots, what do you think about Iron sky?

paulWTAMU wrote:
We're long overdue for Vampires on waterskis. In leather jackets. Jumping over sharks.
And zombies can drive the boat.


This. I'm a long time horror fan. I learned to read with Goosebumps in 1st grade followed very shortly by Stephen King, Ambrose Bierce and other horror writers. And even I'm sick of vampires and zombies.

Now for werewolf movies...can we have one or three that don't SUCK?


Wasn't there one with Benicio DelTorro and Anthony Hopkins? If they didn't pull it through idk who will. I personally liked it, critics, not so much.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:02 am

I've listened to the audio CDs during my long commutes.
I thought is was going to suck (no pun intended), but was quickly pulled into that fictitious version of history.
It was quite entertaining. Definitely made my commutes more bearable.
Hopefully the movie will be close to the book/audio book.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:33 am

What the????well its true there is no more originality/creativity left in Hollywood,wonder if its a silver bullet john wilks booth uses,if thats included
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:36 am

vargis14 wrote:
What the????well its true there is no more originality/creativity left in Hollywood,wonder if its a silver bullet john wilks booth uses,if thats included


I say the opposite. We've been griping about remakes and the same rehashed garbage for years now, so what do we get ? Abe Lincoln, vampire slayer !! :D
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:01 am

To me, this is like the movie equivalent of Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Two great tastes that taste great together. You got peanut butter on my Abe Lincoln! You got chocolate on my vampire! Delicious!
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:18 am

Hawkwing74 wrote:
Anyone read the book? I was thinking about picking it up some time.


The book was pretty good. I enjoyed it anyways. I'll be seeing the movie for sure.

And it seems a lot of people in this thread don't realize that its a book thats been out for more than a few years now.
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:20 am

it's been out for like 2 years, not more than a few. That's actually quite a bit less than a few, IMO.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:24 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
it's been out for like 2 years, not more than a few. That's actually quite a bit less than a few, IMO.



Well I'll be damned. I could swear it was more than 2 years ago that I read it. Guess I was wrong!
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:29 am

ya i only found out last night that the book even existed. I read the author's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" but missed out on Honest Abe. Don't allow me to come off as a know-it-all. :D
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:30 am

Tim Burton has always been a better producer than director. So, plus for producer

Wanted sucked, but Night Watch and Day Watch were good. That's a plus for the director.

Rufus Sewell? Awesome. Alan Tudyk? Awesome. Rest of the cast that I recognize looks decent.

Most importantly the trailer looks entertaining.

I haven't read the book, but I have it on good authority(the wife) that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was great, and it's the same author. That's another plus.

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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:42 pm

So, seeing this thread again and reading the praise for the source material... As someone unfamiliar with the books, is there any chance there's some elaborate metaphor going on here, where southern privilege is the infection that threatens to spread, infecting and enslaving their fellow men? That Lincoln, in other words, is fighting the Confederate Zombie States?
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:43 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
it's been out for like 2 years, not more than a few. That's actually quite a bit less than a few, IMO.


Your opinion is wrong then :P 2 is the very definition of 'a few'. :lol:
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:50 pm

"The few, the proud" number 200,000. :-?

However, the actual definition of "few" is more than one but less than many (2 ≤ "few" < "many"). Therefore, for something to have been out more than a few years, that would mean that it was out for three years or more.

I typically use "a couple" when I mean approximately two and "a few" when I mean three to four. After that, we're at "several."
 
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:00 pm

I read the book, it was solid. No "Queen Victoria, Demon Slayer" but good
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:51 pm

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I read the book, it was solid. No "Queen Victoria, Demon Slayer" but good

I personally am looking forward to "Benjamin Franklin, Werewolf Destroyer" and its sequel "John Adams, Frankenstein Monster Control Specialist".
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:56 pm

UberGerbil wrote:
So, seeing this thread again and reading the praise for the source material... As someone unfamiliar with the books, is there any chance there's some elaborate metaphor going on here, where southern privilege is the infection that threatens to spread, infecting and enslaving their fellow men? That Lincoln, in other words, is fighting the Confederate Zombie States?
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:58 pm

Walkintarget wrote:
vargis14 wrote:
What the????well its true there is no more originality/creativity left in Hollywood,wonder if its a silver bullet john wilks booth uses,if thats included


I say the opposite. We've been griping about remakes and the same rehashed garbage for years now, so what do we get ? Abe Lincoln, vampire slayer !! :D
So instead of rehashed garbage, we get new garbage? I don't consider that progress.
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:00 pm

Vrock wrote:
idchafee wrote:
I read the book, it was solid. No "Queen Victoria, Demon Slayer" but good

I personally am looking forward to "Benjamin Franklin, Werewolf Destroyer" and its sequel "John Adams, Frankenstein Monster Control Specialist".

The difference is the Queen Victoria, Demon Slayer book is another actual mashup. :p
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:05 pm

nd I thought "Cowboys and Aliens" was a dumb concept. Eeesh.
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