Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Movie Review

Yes I did it! I fed my Vampire obsession with this quirky but entertaining movie.

Amazon Blurb: I like this description better than the one below.

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”

“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

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. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.


Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.


Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay), Seth Grahame-Smith (novel)

My Review:

I have to admit to having a really long standing vampire obsession. Not to the point where I could write about them, but to the point where I love watching Vampire based movie. However, this movie far exceeded my expectations. Unlike a purely action based vampire flix, this had good character building and a decent albeit barely believable story. It was better than the average quality of most vampire films. And these vamps didn’t sparkle. They could walk in daylight, only turn those who didn’t have a pure heart, and couldn’t directly kill each other. Now Abe, he kicked butt, took names and realized he couldn’t battle them alone. There are some twist and turns in this movie that surprised me, there was suspense, lots of action and some mild humor. So if you like your vamps mean and killers then check this out at 4 out of 5 fangs.

~ by LM Preston on July 13, 2012.

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