Just the other day I was talking to a friend about a co-worker of his who is not only a conspiracy nut, but who seems to be categorically incapable of separating the fiction of films from the non-fiction of the real world. For example, upon watching Transformers he questioned whether or not it was based on real events and between the time it took for said friend to first laugh and second answer his ridiculous question, this conspiracy nut had already convinced himself that the government was hiding shape-shifting war robots from the public.

So if something as quite clearly fake as Transformers can have that effect on the man's psyche, I wonder what the book trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith's follow-up novel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, will do to his perception of the sixteenth President of the United States. If a movie can convince him of government cover-ups, I can only imagine that a book will be all the more effective.

As for the trailer itself (embedded below, of course), I actually really like it. I never got around to reading PaPaZ mainly because I lost interest after hearing Grahame-Smith's contributed only about 15% original material, but as far as I know Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a completely original creation. I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to my nearest bookstore March 2nd to pick up a copy, but I imagine it'll make for fine in-flight reading some day.
categories Horror