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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  22 June 2012 (USA)
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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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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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Are you a patriot or a vampire? See more »

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dominic Cooper trained to be able to do a lot of his own stunt work with an axe. See more »


Shortly after Adam takes the pocket watch from Bart's hand , he slams the coffin lid down before walking away, moments later , when the coffin is in shot again, the lid is in a different position. 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 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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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: Jazz #2 (2014) See more »


Written by Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon (as Robert G. Bourdon), Brad Delson, Phoenix Farrell (as Phoenix Farrell), Joseph Hahn, and Mike Shinoda
Performed by Linkin Park
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Abraham Lincoln, Super Hero
28 June 2012 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie after reading the book. Sadly, instead of any story approximating the book, I got a mess of not-so-special effects with a way over the top story.

During the sequence with the burning trestle bridge (I don't want to be any more specific because I don't like posting spoilers) I actually turned to my wife and said, "This is stupid." She agreed.

My 11 year old daughter liked the movie so maybe grownups weren't the target audience for this mess.

If you liked the book, keep away. If you want any kind of thought or story internally consistent story, keep away. If you want mindless depictions of the 16th president acting like a super hero, leaping tall buildings in a single bound, felling giant trees with a single stroke, performing moves that would make Jet Li proud, this is your movie.

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