As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
A motion comic follow-up to a chapter from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter novel where Abe's friend, Edgar Allan Poe, tells him the tale of historical Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory, often tied to vampire legends due to her brutality.
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
Trent Reznor was approached about scoring and playing a minor part in the film, but the news leaked before the final decision and Reznor voted to pass on the project as the surprise element of his participation had already been lost. See more »
When Abraham is saying goodbye to Sturges before proposing to Mary. See more »
[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 me, if it remembers me at all, it shall only remember a fraction of the truth. For what ever 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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During the closing credits there are drops of blood seen racing and zigzagging across white fabric, until the camera zooms out and the trails of blood are seen to have formed a map of America divided into states. See more »
This is by far the worst movie adaptation I've ever seen. The fact that I gave it one star is only because I was forced to. Seth Grahame-Smith's book is not a literary masterpiece by any standard, but from what it was trying to achieve it managed to successfully and made it enjoyable. The only thing similar with this movie and that book was its title and the vague idea that Abraham Lincoln was something other than just a president. There is no emotional connection with the audience, no attempt to try to tell the biography of his life, the historical context is all gone, and they even managed to screw up the romance of Abe with Mary. I went into this trying very hard to like this film but just couldn't suffer another second of this butchery of such a good novel. All in all if you want to see a vampire slasher you will definitely enjoy this film but if you are coming to it to see the novel be put on the big screen you will be greatly disappointed. Don't waste your time and your money watching this
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