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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

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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.



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Senator Jeb Nolan
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Young Abraham Lincoln


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. Written by garykmcd

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abraham Lincoln: Cazador de vampiros  »

Box Office


$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,306,974 (USA) (22 June 2012)


$37,516,013 (USA) (14 September 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was shot in 2D and post converted into the 3D format. See more »


In "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," Lincoln is seen slaying vampires. There is no historical evidence that Lincoln ever slew a vampire, let alone the many depicted in the film. See more »


[first lines]
Abraham Lincoln: [voice-over in his journal] History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quiet deeds. History remembers the battle and forgets the blood. Whatever history remembers of me, if it remembers anything at all, it shall only be a fraction of the truth. For whatever else I am - a husband, a lawyer, a President - I shall always think of myself as a man who struggled against darkness.
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The film's title doesn't appear until half-way through the end credits. See more »


The Students Waltz
Written by Jeff Joseph and J. Ten Kortenaar
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User Reviews

An action-packed, blood-filled, awesome film!
19 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

When I first heard about this film, I wasn't that interested. It didn't seem like it would be that good to watch. How wrong I was. As I had missed watching it in the cinema, I had to wait until it was released on DVD. In that time, I honestly could not wait. I constantly watched the trailers for it, tried to avoid any plot details in case of spoilers, and even looked up on some of the cast members I hadn't heard of before, including Mr Lincoln himself, Benjamin Walker. I got it the week it came out, and I didn't regret it. As well as fun yet exciting action scenes, the acting was just perfect from the majority of the cast, especially Walker, Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell. It also references Lincoln's actual life as a President very effectively as well as including this secret life as a vampire hunter. I also enjoyed the soundtrack, mainly because of Linkin Park's 'Powerless' being featured at the end but all the other songs went very well with the scenes, too. It may sound like a weird film but to me, it's one of the most unique films made in a long time. A combination of horror, action and even some elements of comedy and romance make this a big thumbs up on my films list.

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