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Book trailer for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

by Critical Commons Manager

The marketing genre of book trailers is a relatively recent phenomenon, used to good effect here. This trailer for Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter follows the success of his bestselling novel(ty) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book is already in development as a feature film, although one suspects that the trailer may capture much that the feature film is likely to offer. Billing itself (with tongue in cheek) as "the TRUE history of our 16th President," the trailer falls into the genre of alternative history but it is not yet clear whether the film version will follow through on what makes this genre historiographically relevant.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

This is an example of a recently emerging marketing genre: a cinematic trailer for the book Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2010)
Creator: Adam Reid
Distributor: Hachette Book Group
Posted by Critical Commons Manager