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(truTV)   "If you wanted to see Jason Vorhees come anywhere close to the body count that Abe Lincoln ran up during his four years as President, you'd have to wait until the release of Friday The 13th: Part 24,000"   (blog.trutv.com) divider line 95
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2012-06-19 12:14:29 PM  
War of Northern Aggression, blah blah blah.
 
2012-06-19 12:24:45 PM  
I'm really torn about the Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie. On the one hand, it's rated R, which it should be as the book was extremely gory. On the other hand, the trailers/previews make it looke like typical action crap with BAYSPLOSIONS!

On the third hand, I really loved the book. One of the best books to blend historical fact with fantasy. I finally got my girlfriend to start reading it (she thought it would suck) and she hasn't put it down since.

I will probably see it just to see what parts they inevitably screw up.
 
2012-06-19 12:27:41 PM  
The trailer I saw last week actually sold me on being interested. Before that I thought the whole idea was stupid.
 
2012-06-19 12:30:44 PM  
I really dig Bekmambetiv's outlandish style. Nightwatch,Daywatch,9 and Wanted were fantastic,and I expect AH:VH to be just as good.



There. I said it.
 
2012-06-19 12:31:54 PM  

Apos: I really dig Bekmambetov'soutlandish style. Nightwatch,Daywatch,9 and Wanted were fantastic,and I expect AH:VH to be just as good.



There. I said it.



Fixed.
 
2012-06-19 12:37:25 PM  
I've been waiting for this since they used it as a plot device on Party Down
 
2012-06-19 12:39:29 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: War of Northern Aggression, blah blah blah.


Either that or the War for Southern Independence. American Civil War is a complete misnomer
 
2012-06-19 12:43:57 PM  
I've never seen a movie that didn't do advanced screenings for reviewers that wasn't a complete pile of crap. Pass
 
2012-06-19 12:45:04 PM  

ArkAngel: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: War of Northern Aggression, blah blah blah.

Either that or the War for Southern Independence. American Civil War is a complete misnomer


History is written by the victors. If the south wanted a fair shake in the naming of the conflict, they should have won.
 
2012-06-19 12:46:42 PM  
I can't wait to see this movie, it is going to suck so hard.
 
2012-06-19 12:48:19 PM  
I still think Voorhies wins since he hand-slaughtered all 300 of his victims.
 
2012-06-19 12:52:19 PM  

CavalierEternal: ArkAngel: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: War of Northern Aggression, blah blah blah.

Either that or the War for Southern Independence. American Civil War is a complete misnomer

History is written by the victors. If the south wanted a fair shake in the naming of the conflict, they should have won.


The North did the South a favor in the end. The South was totally incapable of surviving on its own.
 
2012-06-19 12:53:32 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: The North did the South a favor in the end. The South was totally incapable of surviving on its own.


Think about it. Confederate President Rick Scott.
 
2012-06-19 12:56:12 PM  

kingoomieiii: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: The North did the South a favor in the end. The South was totally incapable of surviving on its own.

Think about it. Confederate President Rick Scott.


North - rich socialist state with standard of living comparable to Europe.

South - poor ass backwards fascist state with standard of living comparable to Mexico.

I'm (still) OK with this.
 
2012-06-19 01:26:58 PM  

ArkAngel: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: War of Northern Aggression, blah blah blah.

Either that or the War for Southern Independence. American Civil War is a complete misnomer


When you get right down to it, there was very little civility involved.
 
2012-06-19 01:29:55 PM  
Honest Abe? Lied about the vampires, didn't he?
 
2012-06-19 02:17:01 PM  
The book was a lot of fun. I am not hopeful that it will do it justice, but then again, if you expect nothing you can't be disappointed.
 
2012-06-19 02:19:47 PM  
Sounds like a challenge Subby!
 
2012-06-19 02:21:59 PM  
I will never see this movie. I can't imagine something that interests me less.
 
2012-06-19 02:26:46 PM  

Apos: Apos: I really dig Bekmambetov'soutlandish style. Nightwatch,Daywatch,9 and Wanted were fantastic,and I expect AH L:VH to be just as good.



There. I said it.


Fixed.


Now it's fixed.
 
2012-06-19 03:08:13 PM  
This movie...look, it sounds just retarded. Ridiculously retarded. Like "Homer and Peter Griffin got together and wrote a movie but didn't write it together" retarded. And then Opie, the Monkey in Chris's Closet, and the Cat Lady from the Simpsons edited it to add 70% more zazz.

I love vampire movies, but this is just too much.
 
2012-06-19 03:12:20 PM  
HBO's First Look on this movie did not do it any favors. It looks pretty bad.
 
2012-06-19 03:14:23 PM  
I will see this movie. If it doesn't suxars, i will see it twice.

loved the book

//if it does well, maybe they will film Unholy Night
 
2012-06-19 03:47:37 PM  
I will see this film.
 
2012-06-19 03:51:43 PM  
If they used the traditional image of Lincoln, you know, stovepipe hat and the whole get up. I'd probably watch it.
 
2012-06-19 03:55:58 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I will never see this movie. I can't imagine something that interests me less.


This. It looks like a 90-minute internet meme. What's next? Bacon: The Movie?
 
2012-06-19 03:56:06 PM  
Meet the scriptwriter and his creative muse:

charlieday.fansiter.com
 
2012-06-19 03:58:38 PM  

ColSanders: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I will never see this movie. I can't imagine something that interests me less.

This. It looks like a 90-minute internet meme. What's next? Bacon: The Movie?


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with cats? Yes, definitely yes.
 
2012-06-19 04:04:11 PM  

kid_icarus: I still think Voorhies wins since he hand-slaughtered all 300 of his victims.


Hopefully, you deducted parts 1 and 5 from the body count.
 
2012-06-19 04:04:48 PM  

ArkAngel: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: War of Northern Aggression, blah blah blah.

Either that or the War for Southern Independence. American Civil War is a complete misnomer


Up here we call it "The War to Preserve the Union from Treasonous Rednecks."

/ TWTPTUFTR
 
2012-06-19 04:16:13 PM  
Sic semper vampiris.
 
2012-06-19 04:19:12 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: War of Northern Aggression, blah blah blah.


The guy added in an additional zero, but I don't see anything particularly pro-Confederate in TFA. It is common practice nowadays to lay the blame for all deaths related to any given war on the head of the victor's government at the time the war began. It is unlikely that people of Lincoln time -North or South- would have seen things in quite the same way, but TFA's author is not from that time.
 
2012-06-19 04:20:45 PM  

propasaurus: Apos: Apos: I really dig Bekmambetov'soutlandish style. Nightwatch,Daywatch,9 and Wanted were fantastic,and I expect AH L:VH to be just as good.



There. I said it.


Fixed.

Now it's fixed.


Thanks.
 
2012-06-19 04:28:19 PM  
STILL gonna see it.

it looks ridiculously over the top, and that's awesome.
 
2012-06-19 04:30:35 PM  

Apos: I really dig Bekmambetiv's outlandish style. Nightwatch,Daywatch,9 and Wanted were fantastic,and I expect AH:VH to be just as good.



There. I said it.


Hmm. I'm torn. I loved the Nightwatch books, though I was meh on the movies. If AL:VH is getting the same treatment, that might be one that I get on DVD. There's a lot of other movies I want to see this summer too, which is unusual for me.
 
2012-06-19 04:38:00 PM  
This is almost an original idea, so don't shiat on it too badly.

I sorta want to see The Adventures of Huck Finn and Robot Jim.

There are only so many plots you can bring to the masses before you get labeled "Art House" and relegated to a single showing at Sundance if you're lucky.
 
2012-06-19 04:39:00 PM  
Saw it last night - funny as hell, perhaps unintentionally. The bloodshed was all Super-Cheap CGI, and the guy who played Stonewall Jackson couldn't have gotten a part as an extra in community theater. Lincoln giving little kid Teddy Roosevelt a big stick was pretty idiotic/great.

Well worth seeing, if you enjoy bad cult films.
 
2012-06-19 04:43:20 PM  

hubiestubert: The book was a lot of fun. I am not hopeful that it will do it justice, but then again, if you expect nothing you can't be disappointed.


Agreed. I picked up the book at the airport on a whim and couldn't put it down once I started. It was really well done. I don't hold out much hope for the movie, either. I'd like to be pleasantly surprised but I can't recall the last time I thought 'wow, that movie was so much better than the book.'
 
2012-06-19 04:49:53 PM  
The trailer was too dark. I do't mean the subject matter, it was dark, I couldn't see shiat. I didn't read the book but I like the premise. I like even more than my historian friend is all pissed off about it. But there's no historical account that Abe didn't hunt vampires. It is important though that they get the non-vampire historical stuff right. That's the only way to sell it.
 
2012-06-19 04:59:33 PM  

Mugato: I didn't read the book but I like the premise. I like even more than my historian friend is all pissed off about it. But there's no historical account that Abe didn't hunt vampires. It is important though that they get the non-vampire historical stuff right.


The book is great, one of my favorites. I bought it as a coffee table book (who doesn't love the back of the jacket), but ended up reading it in about 3 days. Why is your historian friend pissed off? The author actually did an excellent job of blending the historical facts about his life/events that occurred with fantasy.

I mean, how could I not buy this?:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-19 05:17:20 PM  
I'm just wondering how many morons are going to watch this and think it's historic fact...

/yes, I've already encountered a few
//seriously.
 
2012-06-19 05:22:07 PM  

tudorgurl: I'm just wondering how many morons are going to watch this and think it's historic fact...

/yes, I've already encountered a few
//seriously.



That's a good one. No one,not even Paris Hilton,is that idiotic.
 
2012-06-19 05:22:50 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Why is your historian friend pissed off?


Eh, he's an asshole. Yeah, it does look cool. A nice break from comic book movies and sequels.
 
2012-06-19 05:28:43 PM  

Mugato: The trailer was too dark. I do't mean the subject matter, it was dark, I couldn't see shiat. I didn't read the book but I like the premise. I like even more than my historian friend is all pissed off about it. But there's no historical account that Abe didn't hunt vampires. It is important though that they get the non-vampire historical stuff right. That's the only way to sell it.


Don't ever see a movie with any sort of historical references with a historian, they will ruin it because they will inevitably biatch about how it's inaccurate.

I say this as a person who has a BA in History. I stopped going to movies with classmates, or even having discussions about them because they ruined them. History people are weird.
 
2012-06-19 05:29:49 PM  

Apos: tudorgurl: I'm just wondering how many morons are going to watch this and think it's historic fact...

/yes, I've already encountered a few
//seriously.


That's a good one. No one,not even Paris Hilton,is that idiotic.


I don't know, I was talking to this kid about Inglorious Basterds, and he thought that was how Hitler went down.
 
2012-06-19 05:31:13 PM  

Apos: tudorgurl: I'm just wondering how many morons are going to watch this and think it's historic fact...

/yes, I've already encountered a few
//seriously.




No you haven't.
 
2012-06-19 05:36:19 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Don't ever see a movie with any sort of historical references with a historian, they will ruin it because they will inevitably biatch about how it's inaccurate.


Agreed. As a computer programmer/video editor I learned to hold my tongue when they do goofy shiat with computers or use the word "enhance" because no one wants to hear it. Still, people get paid lots of money to write screenplays, even shiatty ones so while I can suspend disbelief with the computer shiat if it advances the plot, simple historical facts should be somewhat accurate. They can shoehorn the vampire hunting in between an accurate account of his life.
 
2012-06-19 05:48:22 PM  

ColSanders: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I will never see this movie. I can't imagine something that interests me less.

This. It looks like a 90-minute internet meme. What's next? Bacon: The Movie?


I'd much rather see The Passion of Raptor Jesus.
 
2012-06-19 05:52:59 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Mugato: The trailer was too dark. I do't mean the subject matter, it was dark, I couldn't see shiat. I didn't read the book but I like the premise. I like even more than my historian friend is all pissed off about it. But there's no historical account that Abe didn't hunt vampires. It is important though that they get the non-vampire historical stuff right. That's the only way to sell it.

Don't ever see a movie with any sort of historical references with a historian, they will ruin it because they will inevitably biatch about how it's inaccurate.

I say this as a person who has a BA in History. I stopped going to movies with classmates, or even having discussions about them because they ruined them. History people are weird.


I love history, and if there were any money in it, would have completed my BA in history. I also love it when someone ties fantasy into the historic facts. There is only one movie that has ever pissed me off doing this, and that was "Almost Heros" with Chris Farley and Mathew Perry. I still get a rage on over that abortion.
 
2012-06-19 05:57:43 PM  
I really want to see this movie. Here's the thing... Everybody in the world is SO SICK of remakes, reboots, redos, Rethinks, prequels, sequels.... And here someone has made a movie of a ::gasp:: ORIGINAL IDEA!! and yet, so many people are going, ew, that looks stupid... Ok. maybe it's ridiculous, over the top, unrealisitic, whatever. But you know what? If it bombs, we'll just be telling Hollywood that it's ok to make recycled shiat, and not ok to make something original and new. And that's sad.


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. See it to save movie-kind.
 
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