Pride & Prejudice & Zombies; Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Popular entertainment is just chock full of mash-ups between classical imagery and the supernatural the last few years, isnt it? Why? Who knows. You got stuff, you might as well mash it up, I guess. The problem is that these books and films have been… what’s the phrase I’m looking for … “not so good,” for the most part – for perhaps obvious reasons.
Maybe it’s because they haven’t been done right; maybe it’s because this sort of thing doesn’t retain its structural integrity past the darkest recesses of fan-fiction; or maybe… it’s because readers of The Byronic Man haven’t had a crack at it!
With the near infinite resources of classical literature and figures to choose from, and no shortage of monsters, there must be some combination you’d be excited about. Socrates and the Sea Monsters? War Of The Worlds And Peace? The Creature From Walden Pond? Alexis de Toqueville: Goblin Puncher?
So what have you got, for this week’s Weekly Question of the Week? What classical/supernatural mash-up would you be most interested in seeing/reading/experiencing?