The concept of injecting contemporary horror tropes into classic literature is nothing new. Writer Seth Grahame-Smith kicked off the trend earlier this year with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and things snowballed from there. Titles like The War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies and the forthcoming Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters shared in the buzz, but one entry seems to have escaped the spotlight: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim.

Now I admit to having not read any of the titles above, because, well, they seem lazy. Call me an elitist, but piggybacking off of the well respected work of others doesn't strike me as very original, particularly when the zombies serve no purpose other than a sales gimmick (though if you think I'm shooting from the hip here, read Elisabeth's review). I am, however, interested in W. Bill Czolgosz's twist on Mark Twain's classic tale. Judging solely from its Amazon description, Finn and Zombie Jim looks to completely transform Huckleberry's entire world while keeping the core allegory intact.

I hope I'm not the only one who thinks it sounds awesome:
categories Movies, Horror