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Old September 5 2008, 08:49 PM   #174
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Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction

RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
The third hit was an Amazon review by a guy that disputes the claim. I could be wrong. Or it could be something like him refusing food when he should be hungry or something (like the guy in American Werewolf).
Could be. It's been a while since I've watched them all in a row, but I don't remember any reference to Talbot eating anything at all. So I guess it could go either way, really.

I just read that guy's post comment, and his reasoning seems to be that Talbot has to be eating more than once a month because of his size. That seems like goofy reasoning in light of the rest of the oddities of his anatomy where the curse is concerned. After all, he can be killed by a silver knife to the heart, but if you pull it out fifty years later, he comes back to life. I think plausibility is out the window.

I don't know, it sort of makes sense alongside the other two monsters. Drac feeds only on blood, and the Frankenstein monster is powered solely by electricity.

It struck me as odd initially, but it doesn't really bother me.

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Still, it led to one of the better lines in the book:

The line reminds me of an old one.

That could just be me, though.
I'm sure lots of writers have had fun with that line.
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