• Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Release Date: June 22nd, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2012

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

While still a boy, Abraham Lincoln loses his mother to a vampire's bite. He vows revenge, but fails in the attempt, narrowly escaping with his life. He is rescued by Henry (Dominic Cooper), a charismatic vampire hunter who instructs Abe in the fine art of dispatching bloodsuckers. Abe (Benjamin Walker) continues his fight against the undead well into adulthood and his presidency, making a last stand against the ultimate vampire foe (Rufus Sewell) on the eve of the Civil War's defining battle.

Cast: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas, Erin Wasson, Jimmi Simpson

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Genres: Horror , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Burton/Bekmambetov/Lemley

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Cheeky, Soldier, Wife, Mother, Pursuit, Revenge, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Genre enthusiasts will lap up the mixture of action and fantasy, while history buffs who don't mind a bit of rewriting will dig into an alternative spin on the Civil War period. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What I don't understand is why this extended piece of idiocy chose to sink its stinky teeth into our 16th president. If an axe-wielding hero was required, George Washington would have been the better choice, with the Redcoats as bloodsuckers. show more

  • 40
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    It doesn't take long for Bekmambetov to wear out his welcome with a laundry list of generic-looking action sequences: When you've seen one vampire get stabbed in the eyeball, you've seen 'em all. show more

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