I Am Legend

I Am Legend, first published in 1954, is a horror novel by Richard Matheson about a vampire hunter named Robert Neville. Apparently there is a Rolling Stone article (I have not seen a scan myself, so I can’t confirm this for certain) in which this book is mentioned as an inspiration for the A Little Less Sixteen Candles video.

This is plausible — indeed, likely — so until I have proof otherwise I’m going to assume that it’s true.

The ending of the Sixteen Candles video plays along similar lines as the end of the book, as both the captured Pete and a captured Robert realize that they can’t save society from the vampires, because the vampires have made society their own.

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