I’ll admit, when I first heard the title Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter I was extremely skeptical. How could this possibly work as a movie and how could it be any good? Recently, I discovered just that.
“At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them.” –IMDB.com
I was surprised by just how good this film was. It was inventive, original, captivating, and action packed. The performances were stellar. The special effects were state of the art. Everything about this film was great. One wonders how making a historically beloved figure like Abraham Lincoln into a vampire hunter could possibly work. But trust me, it does. This film melds the effects that one would expect in a graphic novel along with everything that horror movie fans love: action, suspense, gore, supernatural elements, you name it! I highly recommend this move to horror fans, even those who were skeptical like I was.
Baltimore City residents can purchase this film at the following location:
The Sound Garden
1616 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD. 21231
Baltimore City residents can rent this film at the following location:
400 West Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD. 21210