The New York Times reports:
Last spring, Seth Grahame-Smith scored a best seller with “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” in which the 16th president slashes away at legions of undead political enemies.
Now, another president is enjoying some hot paranormal action, this time onscreen. According to leaked videos posted online, the coming video game release “Call of Duty: Black Ops” features a sequence in which Richard Nixon teams up with John F. Kennedy, Robert McNamara and Fidel Castro to fight off zombie hordes at the Pentagon.
The game definitely gets bonus points for bipartisanship. As a wit of my acquaintance said, it’s hard to imagine Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and Sarah Palin all teaming up to fight zombies, or anything else.
Nixon was elected to the White House the same year George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” staggered into theaters. A coincidence?