Jane Austen Horror #2
July 15, 2009 3:40 PM   Subscribe

The publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies announces that book's follow up in the most awesome way possible.
posted by The Devil Tesla (110 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Think BBC Jane Austen adaptations mixed with a campy horror film. Oh, and I'm not telling you the title because the video speaks for itself.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 3:42 PM on July 15, 2009


Funny. I notice a continuity problem, though. Can anyone else spot it?
posted by bz at 3:45 PM on July 15, 2009


Agreed. Awesome.

But the cover rips off Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean pretty hard, don't you think?
posted by axiom at 3:45 PM on July 15, 2009


Funny. I notice a continuity problem, though. Can anyone else spot it?

Her dress appears to already be wet when she wades into the water toward the end.
posted by axiom at 3:46 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Shouldn't the Sea Monster take Willoughby down after he has brutally left Marianne for someone with more cash?

Or is that just me wanting some sort of vengeance?

Must check out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 3:47 PM on July 15, 2009


Did anyone actually read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? It struck me as a neat idea, but I can't see the actual implementation being anything other than repetitive and labored.
posted by heathkit at 3:51 PM on July 15, 2009


I'm still holding out for EmmaStein.
posted by xingcat at 3:53 PM on July 15, 2009 [7 favorites]


Yes, axiom. That's it.
posted by bz at 3:53 PM on July 15, 2009


I'm reading P&P&Z right now. It's fuckin' awesome.
posted by echo target at 3:54 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Maybe the Sea Monster only wanted Willoughby's jacket. It looks like a pretty sweet (book)jacket.
posted by scrutiny at 3:56 PM on July 15, 2009


We're talking about best Not My Job segments, and no one mentions Tom Hanks?
posted by heathkit at 3:59 PM on July 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'm still holding out for EmmaStein.

Oh oh oh my turn: Wuthering Frights!
posted by litleozy at 4:05 PM on July 15, 2009


now why is she going to run into the lake for that hand after she saw what happened. What kind of stupid woman is she.
posted by djduckie at 4:12 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


You're all being too creative with the names. THe convenion sadly seem no more elaborate than "Original Name" + Gimmick.

So, you get:
Emma and Frankenstein's Monster
Wuthering Heights and Another Ghost
Jane Eyre and Demons


...and so forth.
posted by Jilder at 4:12 PM on July 15, 2009


Manticorefield Park?
posted by JauntyFedora at 4:13 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


You're all being too creative with the names.

spoil sport! #sticks out tongue#

Northanger Abbey's Ghoul
posted by litleozy at 4:15 PM on July 15, 2009


The Turning of the Screw and Booberry!
posted by empath at 4:16 PM on July 15, 2009


Her dress appears to already be wet when she wades into the water toward the end.

Maybe she just peed herself when she saw Duder getting eaten by a beastie. And has unusual urinary anatomy. And a massive bladder.

Did you think of THAT, Einstein?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:17 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Little Women vs Large Werewolves
Lady Chatterley's Mothra
Pygmalien
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:17 PM on July 15, 2009 [46 favorites]


Her dress appears to already be wet when she wades into the water toward the end.
posted by axiom at 6:46 PM


I just thought that was from all the wooing.



*runs away*
posted by orme at 4:19 PM on July 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


Also:

Persuasion By Means Of Mental Control Via Tentacle Up The Bum
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:19 PM on July 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Love and Friendship and Ninjas
posted by logicpunk at 4:20 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


The devouring of Dorian Gray
posted by litleozy at 4:22 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


The Brontes are way too easy to turn into horror. Mr Rochester is about two steps shy of Bluebeard as iit is. In fact, the only thing scarier than Jane Eyre are the psychotic mind games played by the protagonists of "Wuthering Heights." And I say this as a lifelong fan of the Brontes.

Once they run out of Austen novels, I'd like to see what they can do with Thackeray, though Becky Sharpe as a soul-sucking demon is really not that much of a stretch.
posted by thivaia at 4:23 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Mansfield Park II: Back to the Island
posted by allen.spaulding at 4:25 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh oh oh my turn: Wuthering Frights!
posted by litleozy at 4:05 PM on July 15 [+] [!]


That book is horrific enough without adding any gimmicky overtones.
posted by nonmerci at 4:26 PM on July 15, 2009


William Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Creatively Bankrupt Cashings-In On Other People's Work By Combining Them With Stale Internet Memes.

Wait, did I do it wrong?
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:26 PM on July 15, 2009


The Brontes are way too easy to turn into horror

yeah they did have hints of necrophilia in them. i mean Heathcliff digging up Catherine's grave?

Once they run out of Austen novels, I'd like to see what they can do with Thackeray

nah I say George Elliot: "Middlemarch of the Unholy Hoard".
posted by litleozy at 4:27 PM on July 15, 2009


Pygmalien

David Cloverfield
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:28 PM on July 15, 2009 [11 favorites]


But the cover rips off Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean pretty hard, don't you think?

Not any more than Davy Jones ripped of a million other sources (Cthulhu comes to mind). It's kind of hard to get indignant about ripping off Pirates of the Caribbean considering that there is hardly an original aspect of that entire series. That's not really a bad thing, but still :p.

On another note, I haven't read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but it got several glowing reviews (A.V. Club, EW, Library Journal). I'll probably pick it up eventually.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 4:30 PM on July 15, 2009


Lady Chatterley's Mothra

Now that I would read.
posted by rottytooth at 4:33 PM on July 15, 2009


Pygmalien

That's fantastic:

Higgins: (wearily) The rain in Spain Stays mainly in the plain... say it..

Pygmalien: WUAAARRGH
posted by empath at 4:34 PM on July 15, 2009 [27 favorites]


I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a month ago. It is extremely silly and of little substance, but entertaining. My one criticism is that the illustrations inside are terrible, both in execution and in representation (for instance, all the characters are shown in mid- to late Victorian clothing, rather than Regency dress). At least this trailer avoids that mistake and comes closer to the awesomeness of P&P&Z.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:37 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Reading P&P&Z at the moment. Have been for the last month. I keep putting it down and forgetting to pick it up again. It's OK. It's changing the fundamentals a bit too much for me, and the add ins can be pretty clunky. But when I do remember to read it, it's fairly amusing.
posted by kjs4 at 4:45 PM on July 15, 2009


I never watch the youtube links at work, because -- well, because I might get caught.
But this was irresistible.
And very nice.
posted by Methylviolet at 4:46 PM on July 15, 2009


Mansfield Shark
posted by CunningLinguist at 4:48 PM on July 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Did anyone actually read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? It struck me as a neat idea, but I can't see the actual implementation being anything other than repetitive and labored.

I just finished reading it about 3 days ago. It's completely silly and fluffy, but I'm not sure how much different that is from Austin's work without zombies. The joke is probably funnier if you're one of those "read P&P every year" types. As it was, I found it fun enough.

And agreed with TheWhiteSkull's assessment of the illustrations. They go all out of their way to do the old fashioned "index of illustrations" thing with the volume, but then the illustrations are pretty awful. That element was disappointing. The rest of the book was fun.
posted by hippybear at 4:52 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


With half a bottle of Brouilly in me, this is awesome.

We'll see how I feel about it in the morning, though.

i.e., a bit nauseated
posted by LMGM at 5:00 PM on July 15, 2009


While we are discussing the Brontes.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 5:05 PM on July 15, 2009 [8 favorites]


Not any more than Davy Jones ripped of a million other sources (Cthulhu comes to mind). It's kind of hard to get indignant about ripping off Pirates of the Caribbean considering that there is hardly an original aspect of that entire series. That's not really a bad thing, but still :p.

You have a fair point. I guess Davy Jones jumped more to mind than Cthulhu when I saw that cover.
posted by axiom at 5:05 PM on July 15, 2009


I was disappointed with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I kept wanting more and more zombies, but kept getting less and less.
posted by Neale at 5:07 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


The clip is a bubbling pot of yay, but I think a whole book full of this would be less than wonderful.

Ulthar and Juliet, possibly.
posted by neewom at 5:08 PM on July 15, 2009



nah I say George Elliot: "Middlemarch of the Unholy Hoard".


I would read that. But only after finishing Barchester Towers of Terror.
posted by thivaia at 5:08 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Tess of the d'Emonvilles
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:18 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Tail of Two Cthulhus.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 5:19 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Did anyone actually read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

I'm not reading it, but I am listening to the audiobook and like echo target said, it's awesome. The audiobook has the added bonus of being read by a very prim and proper sounding British lady.
posted by geeky at 5:20 PM on July 15, 2009


Lady Windermere's Fangoria
posted by boo_radley at 5:29 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Red and the Black (Lagoon)
Huckleberry's Fin
posted by maxwelton at 5:30 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I notice a continuity problem, though. Can anyone else spot it?

2:09 - *CHOMP*. Blood in the water.
2:10 - Titles.
2:15 - Ripples in the water, where'd the blood go?
posted by mrbill at 5:30 PM on July 15, 2009


>Did anyone actually read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? It struck me as a neat idea, but I can't see the actual implementation being anything other than repetitive and labored.


It is a neat idea, but poorly executed. The eastern martial arts are drawn in (a)needlessly and (b)badly (e.g.: chinese-trained martial artists would not have tabi socks, katanas, or shuriken.) It really should have been called Pride and Predjudice and Kung-Fu Theater, also Zombies. Ironically, if you're not into period literature, it'll be more amusing.

(Don't even get me started about the 'coy pond.' No, it's not a clever pun.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:01 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


I wish it was Sense and Sensibeastiality.
posted by Saxon Kane at 6:14 PM on July 15, 2009 [7 favorites]


Twilight and Real Vampires
posted by graventy at 6:16 PM on July 15, 2009 [9 favorites]


All right, Twilight by no means deserved to be mentioned in the same post as Jane Austen, but I bet there's already some fanfic out there involving all the characters dying to real vampires.
posted by graventy at 6:17 PM on July 15, 2009


Martin Chupacabrawit
posted by middleclasstool at 6:22 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Warlocks and Peace

Tristram Stabby

Lady Chainsaw's Massacre
posted by Pallas Athena at 6:27 PM on July 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'm still holding out for EmmaStein.
posted by xingcat at 6:53 PM


In the meantime, you make do with Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel.
posted by marxchivist at 6:46 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Pickman's Papers

Tess of the D'Urbervilles and a Bunch of Vampires

OK, I suck at this.
posted by Mister_A at 6:50 PM on July 15, 2009


Great Extirpations

Thus Spake Z̢̹͙̠̭͉̳̐͆ͮ̂̆ͣͤ̊͘͢ǎ̶̰͇̩̬̜͇̠͕̹̓ͫ͠l̹͈̮̙͚̩̮ͬ̍̇̽̂ͫ̓̔͞͝͝g̤̟̞̀ͨ͌͛ͭ͒̈́̐̀͘͟o̶̟ͥ͑̄t̸̢͓̫̮̏͋̐̿͛̇ͦͧh̸̵̗̙̗̰̲͚͇̳ͬ̒ụ̵̧̯̺̹̜̞̘͎ͣ̔͑ͪ̌̿ͯ̀͞s̠̯͍͚̐ͥͩ̅ͦ͊̉́t̂͂̀ͨ̏͒̋͏͔r̢͉̹͓̼̫̞̚̕ạ̢̛͈̰̹ͬ̏̓̈́̅̏
posted by wobh at 6:56 PM on July 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


The Call of The Wild and Cthulu
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:58 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Moby Dick and Also a Larger Sea Creature, Like a Really Huge Barracuda or Something
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:59 PM on July 15, 2009 [8 favorites]


Far From the Mountains of the Madding Crowd of Madness Which We Was At

The Return of the Native and His Pal, Vogon Jeltz

I think I'm improving, no?
posted by Mister_A at 7:13 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


I thought the follow-up was going to be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which was, like, tied for the third most awesome thing I had ever heard! (Sea monsters are stupid.)
posted by steef at 7:15 PM on July 15, 2009


I am reading P&P&Z right now and am pretty disappointed. I think the great thing about works of art involving zombies is the world building aspect. How is society dealing with the zombies? Who is still alive? How are they staying alive? Is society fighting back? There is some of that in P&P&Z (London is walled, there are places to burn zombies) but not nearly enough of it. Instead there is some crap about people getting married to each other for no apparent reason.

Also Warlocks and Peace.
posted by ND¢ at 7:19 PM on July 15, 2009


Tom Sawyerinhalf
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:22 PM on July 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


Sea monsters are kind of stupid aren't they? "Hey there's a sea monster in the lake." "Oh wow. Well I guess we will just have to have our picnic out on the patio instead." THE END.

It reminds me of all those movies that are supposed to be scary, but the scary thing is some kid. The most recent one appears to be called Orphan. None of those scare me. Why should I be scared of a ten year old? I can kick the crap out of a kid. "Oooh I am a scary monster kid!" *picks kid up by the scruff of his neck and tosses him out the window* THE END.
posted by ND¢ at 7:23 PM on July 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


I read P and P and Z, and yeah, it was pretty bad. Like when a character gets killed off, but is still needed to move the action along later in the story, so they make someone else stand in for them in a completely unbelievable way. Plus the 'balls' jokes. Over and over with them.
posted by frobozz at 7:27 PM on July 15, 2009


A Room with a Boo.

I... I got nuthin.
posted by chowflap at 7:29 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Northanger Abbey and Abbadon
Mansfield Park and the Minotaur

posted by cowbellemoo at 7:35 PM on July 15, 2009


Oh, and:

Persuasion and Petrodactyls
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:36 PM on July 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Two-Thousand Eighty Four
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:47 PM on July 15, 2009


Did anyone actually read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

Finished it last night. It's okay. The funniest parts are also the most puerile.
posted by Ritchie at 7:56 PM on July 15, 2009


Pamela vs. Chimera
The Charge of the Mecha Light Brigade


But probably just:

Brideshead Revisited by Ninjas

And why the hell not.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:01 PM on July 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


The Fall of the House of Usher and Okay That's Basically It
posted by cortex at 8:01 PM on July 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Lady Chatterley's Mothra

Ah, the sequel to Lady Shub-Niggurath's Lover. I remember it well from when I was sane.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:03 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Howard's End.
posted by Songdog at 8:17 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


great expectorations
posted by jeremy b at 8:25 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also re:
Lady Chatterley's Mothra
It may lack notoriety but I rather prefer Wharton's House of Mothra.
posted by Songdog at 8:26 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


120 Days of Ordinary People Not Doing Weird Stuff
posted by shadytrees at 8:37 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also in the Dickens ouvre:

Oliveredferthat! ("A laugh riot." - Patrick Bateman)

Little Bits Of Dorrit ("Made my stool all bloody." - Stephen King)

Return To Bleak House: The Bleakening ("Profoundly bleak." - Thomas Ligotti)

A Tale Of Two Immensely Brutal Alleyway Throat-Slashings (beanplatey introduction by Alan Moore fifty-seven pages longer than the book itself)

Chuzzlewit's Choice ("Left me depressed for days." - Hubert Selby Jr.)

Our Mutual Friend, Who We Ate ("I didn't understand what this book was about." - Mark Z. Danielewski)

Stabbings By Boz ("Easily my favourite collection of stories about stabbing." - Dean Koontz)
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:49 PM on July 15, 2009 [5 favorites]


Little Were-women.
posted by empath at 8:58 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Uncle Tom's Cabin Fever
posted by empath at 9:00 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Last of the Mohican's House on the Left.
posted by empath at 9:03 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


House of Leaves of Grass.
posted by empath at 9:04 PM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Lèse Misérables
posted by clorox at 9:08 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Awakening
posted by clorox at 9:16 PM on July 15, 2009


The Call of The Wild ... is coming from inside the house!

Canterbury Tales from the Crypt

The Rape of the Loch-Ness Monster

The Maiming of the Shrew

Don (Juan) of the Dead

Leviathan (no change needed!)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manslaughterer

Cloverfield of Dreams

Beowulfenstein 3D

Notes from Underground, in the Kingdom of the Mole People
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:16 AM on July 16, 2009 [4 favorites]


Things Fall Apart after they have been dismembered by a serial killer
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:21 AM on July 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Couldn't finish P&P&Z... (well I skipped to the end). Loads wrong with it - a some point I'll write a review - but one thing that annoyed me beyond all measure was that it's got a skunk in it. A skunk! Now I'll accept zombies roaming the English countryside but an American 'critter'.... no fucking way.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:14 AM on July 16, 2009


Emma Eviscerated
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:19 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sense and Sensibility and Lycanthropy, that's what it should have been.
posted by steef at 5:33 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Silas Monster
posted by box at 5:59 AM on July 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Obviously I meant to say Little Women vs Large Wolfmen. I regret the error.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:42 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Romeo and Ghouliet.

Titus Androidicus.

posted by twirlypen at 6:55 AM on July 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


Ethan Fromekenstein
posted by box at 7:36 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Deerslayerslayer
posted by box at 7:38 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I thought P&P&Z was pretty funny. What I thought was *hysterical* was all the people giving it reviews that were complaining about the parts that were actually P&P. So, people who'd never read Jane Austin, or who had no exposure to the Regency period, much less Regency Romance complaining about the pacing, or the language or any of the other things that were intrinsic to that particular period and style.

That said; Trollope is ripe for this sort of treatment, as is Thackeray...but I'm not sure either of them have really ever enjoyed a large enough audience outside of the Literati to make it worth doing.
posted by dejah420 at 8:11 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


All this is brilliant in the way that Snakes on a Plane was brilliant. With about the same long-lasting impact.
posted by Danf at 8:21 AM on July 16, 2009


War and Peace and Two and a Half Men

THE HORROR!!!
posted by yeti at 8:30 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Northanger Abattoir.
posted by steef at 8:39 AM on July 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


A Tree Grows in R'yleh
Freddy vs Jason vs Hamlet

posted by Peztopiary at 9:13 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


A Midsummer Nightmare on Elm Street?
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:35 AM on July 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


i feel like pulling a Roberto Benigni and just make love to all of you.
i seriously need to get a life because i haven't laughed this hard in a while

and while am at it, with childhood classics:

the little undead prince

rin tintincula

the secretions garden

cloudy with a chance of cannibals

dead white and the seven zombies

the phantom tollbooth with ninjas

malice in wonderland

the little train that could kill kill kill

shrekenstein

posted by liza at 9:33 PM on July 16, 2009


The Dead Also Rises

A Movable Beast

Vampire of the Vanities

Catch-22 Children and Eat them for Supper

Oedipus' Hex

Pierce the Plowman... with your sword

She Stabs to Conquer

The Faerie Queene of the Damned

Glengarry Glen MURDER!

Who's Afraid of Virginia Werewoolf?

Slaughterhouse VI: Return to the Slaughterhouse

The Cremains of the Day

A Good Man is Hard to Kill

To Kill a Mockingbird, then bring it back to life through necromantic rituals or perverted science or some combination of the two

Siddmothra
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:11 AM on July 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


Through the Looking-Glass
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:46 AM on July 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Old Curiosity-Shop of Horrors
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chiselface
posted by box at 6:17 AM on July 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


I feel like we should trademark all of these before someone writes them.
posted by empath at 10:37 AM on July 17, 2009


Jude the Obskewered
posted by kittyprecious at 1:54 PM on July 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Jude the Obscure vs. Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Far From the Madding Crowd of Zombies
The Return of the Native III: Dream Warriors
posted by box at 5:24 PM on July 17, 2009


Snatcher in the Rye
One Hundred Years in Solitary
The Importance of Beating Earnest
Martin Chuzzlewit - Reanimator

posted by Ritchie at 2:07 AM on July 18, 2009


Maul Flanders
Undeath of a Salesman
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Maneater
Peter Pan vs Predator
Man and Superman and Wolfman

posted by Ritchie at 3:20 AM on July 18, 2009 [2 favorites]


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