PRESIDENCY ON SCREEN: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell in ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’


PRESIDENCY ON SCREEN: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell in ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’
by Darius Kadivar

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. Adapted From Seth Grahame-Smith graphic novel , Produced by Tim Burton, and directed by Russian-Kazakh film director Timur Bekmambetov(Source:


Seth Grahame-Smith (Writer):


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Produced by Tim Burton Directed by Russian-Kazakh film director Timur Bekmambetov, starring Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper

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Plot : 

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.







Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter reviewed by Mark Kermode:

Mark Kermode reviews Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. An imaginary Lincoln fights to save America from takeover by vampires







Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter "Secret Life" Featurette Official 2012 [HD]:

Timur Bekmambetov and Seth Grahame-Smith Interview:

Tim Burton Interview - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter :

Benjamin Walker & Anthony Mackie Interview:

Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell Interview:

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Interview:

Recommended Reviews:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – review by Mark Kermode (guardian)

Timur Bekmambetov's silly vampire film at least doesn't live down to expectations

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – review by Peter Bradshaw (guardian)

Timur Bekmambetov's revisionist take on the 16th president brings the evisceration proclamation

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