Once again Asylum brings us a low budget Mockbuster of the big screen production. In this direct to DVD film the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln, finds himself battling zombies to save the country.
Bill Oberst Jr. (Abe Lincoln), Kent Igleheart (Thomas Lincoln), Rhianna Van Helton (Nancy Lincoln), Brennen Harper (Young Abe), Josh Sinyard (Aide), Debra Crittenden (Mary Todd Lincoln), Bernie Ask (Edwin).
The film begins with some backstory explaining that Abe had dealt with zombies as a child and they may have existed in some form or another his entire life. From there the story degenerates a bit as the zombie threat takes over as the biggest threat to Abe's Presidency. With a small band of soldiers, and prostitutes, Abe battles the zombies in an attempt to save the country.
Acting was dry but surprisingly better than expected. Oberst Jr. actually made a decent Abe Lincoln. Crittenden's role as Mary Todd was an interesting twist with which she did pretty well. The remainder of the supporting cast felt a bit inexperienced and as with most Asylum films, feels almost antiseptic.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were simple but pretty good. Natural scenery provided most of the backgrounds. Effects were primarily physical and solid. Makeup and zombie effects were nicely done and the remainder of costuming felt nice. Dialogue was decent if dry at times. Sound was good while soundtrack was generic low budget fodder.
Overall Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies was a low budget zombie flick where plot was more an annoyance than a focal point. Considering what is usually delivered from Asylum, this one was pretty good and worth watching if you are a serious die-hard zombie fan. For everyone else, move along, nothing to see here.
With plenty of violence, blood, gore, and zombies this should be fine for older teens and above.
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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