I love independent film. A long time ago, in the time of dragons, I used to want to make movies myself. So when I see something special, I feel like it’s my job as a film nerd to plug the hell out of it. I’m elated excited to bring you an interview with Mr. Nicholas McCarthy who just recently returned from Sundance 2011 in support of his moody thriller “The Pact”. Growing up on horror films it takes a lot to make the hair on my arms stand up and having recently watched The Pact, I can say with total sincerity that Mr. McCarthy has the directing chops to scare the crap out of you.
Abe Lincoln has been one of my favorite historical figures since I was a little kid. There is something mythical about that giant man and all that he accomplished. I would venture to say that Abraham Lincoln is quite possibly one of the most respected Americans of all time. After all “honest Abe” was the good natured emancipator who did his damnedest to keep America unified during an incredibly brutal and bloody Civil War. Abe’s assassination by the “coward John Wilkes Booth” made the legendary man into a tragic hero that stood for all things American. It seems strange to me that we haven’t had more movies about him. From the incredible duo of Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov comes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. With a talented cast that includes Benjamin Walker (Abe), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Mary Todd), and our favorite pilot friend Alan Tudyk (Stephen Douglas), we couldn’t be more excited for this film. Also… The Johnny Cash music in the trailer made me get some pretty intense nerd-bumps. Enjoy!