Mash-Ups! Or What If Lincoln Chased Vampires???


Something has been happening to classic books… what you ask? Mash-ups!! So what is a mash-up?  A mash-up is when a classic book or character is “mashed-up” with zombies or vampires or other creatures of the night! Horror with a classic twist. It started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Steve Hockensmith. Here are some other really fun and scary examples you might like.

Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin

Jane Slayre, a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her, sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she is meant to be. When she takes a job as a governess at a country estate, she falls head-over-heels for her new master, Mr. Rochester, only to discover he is hiding a secret in the attic, his first wife… oh oh!

Alice in Zombieland by Nickolas Cook 

When Alice follows the Black Rat down into the open grave, she falls and falls, and soon finds herself in an undead nightmare. Following the Rat, she ventures further into this land of monsters, encountering characters both creepy and madcap along the way!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

While Abraham Lincoln is  widely lauded for saving a  Union and  freeing millions of slaves, his                    valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for  hundreds of years. Gifted with legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, young Abe Lincoln sets out to avenge the death of his mother at the hands of a vampire.

Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson

Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan-until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction  convention, Jim finds  himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi-plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into zombies!

-Christine J.

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One thought on “Mash-Ups! Or What If Lincoln Chased Vampires???

  1. The Mash ups I never had tried before the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith. It was definitely interesting, strange but interesting. Your article has opened up a whole new element with the darker side of fairytales and classic novels. Thanks! I think I will give Steve Hockensmith a try.

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