“Sometimes the world doesn’t need another hero. Sometimes what it needs is a monster.”
I love a good vampire story, always have. So, I wasn’t real sure if having a spin-off of a successful show like The Vampire Diaries was a bad idea or one just ill-timed, but I had concerns that this new show called The Originals might not be the best idea. Happy to report my misgivings were ill-placed.
When Bram Stoker unleashed Dracula on the literary world, the vampire had a wide variety of supernatural powers including super strength, shapeshifting, hypnotism, weather control and making victims into his vampire companion.
Could Anne Rice be readying for a return visit by her vampire creation Lestat?
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Just look at what I just wrote. It’s a collection of words that have NO business being anywhere near each other. It’s ridciulous. It’s absurd. There’s no way you can take it seriously because of how ludicrous it is.
And so, when seeing a movie called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter you should expect an absurd, ridiculous, and ludicrous movie.
If you’re looking for something a bit darker this January, you may want to check out “The Vampire Diaries.” Producer Julie Plec says the series is taking a darker turn when it returns.
“We’re going to come to the end of what we’re calling our werewolf chapter, which will take that story to a really dark place and really change a lot of characters’ lives, not necessarily in a good way,” says Plec.
Vampires are big business for Hollywood.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, movies and television shows featuring the creatures of the night have accounted for $7 billion in revenue in the last two years.
That’s billion with a B.