- Your Voice
Halloween has become a holiday associated with children, but even adults can get in on the fun. There are plenty of spooky, or downright scary, reads that hit the shelves this time of year. Here are a few of my favorites:
For as long as I can remember, every time I have gone to the movies and the trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” played, the audiences reacted in exactly the same way. They sat through the trailer, usually in silence, taking in the scope of what they were seeing, and then once the film’s title appeared, they began to laugh. Sometimes it was a reserved chuckle, sometimes it was more, but every time the absurd title appeared, it got a reaction from the audience.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," although worth a viewing, was a bit disappointing. As a fan of the original novel it is based on, I was looking forward to the film for months.
We hold the history of our country so dear, with names like Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln spoken with a well-deserved reverence even hundreds of years after their lives and deaths. So when a writer wants to fictionalize those men and their lives, it is often met with suspicion and anxiety.