A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
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 »
The newspaper headline read, "Six headless bodies found in Springfield". It seems highly unlikely that any bodies would ever be found since Lincoln was shown burying each of the six vampire bodies in remote unmarked locations. 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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Delivers what it promises. Stupid, but entertaining.
Just watched 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' (2012)
History's not my strong suit, but I have this nagging feeling that they seem to have taken liberties with some of the historical facts here. ;)
Just reading the title of the movie, I won't fault you for thinking how ridiculous the premise is. It's likely to be the first thought that would spring up, and I won't fault you for that, cos... well, it IS kinda ridiculous.
But the title sums up the movie - the tone, the premise, the setting, the era, the genre, the plot. Never has a movie title been so revealing since 2006's 'Snakes on a Plane'
But you should not be disappointed. If someone read the title of the movie (which is the least amount of pre-watch research you need to do for ANY movie), you can hardly be surprised at what you get. Unless you were forced to watch the movie at gunpoint, you don't really have a right to complain on this one.
Abraham Lincoln is one of my favourite leaders, and I was wondering why they chose him as the subject for historic mangling, even if it's for fun. Of course, he was a physical guy, with a lot of energy. But why not pick out a fictional president? Of course, a story about a fictional vampire hunting president may not pull in as much bemused attention as latching on to a big name like L, seemingly pulling out the unwritten pages of history. But there was more to it. The vampire movement was linked to slavery, and Lincoln's presidency was a pivotal element of setting the slaves free.
I'm sure they didn't select Lincoln because he was the emancipating president. I think they chose emancipation as a central plot premise so that the plot would fit Lincoln. In either case, the end product is a good watch.
Don't get me wrong - the movie is as stupid and illogical as its premise. It has flimsy character development, sketchy plot, pointless villainy and unintentionally funny action sequences. But it's still enjoyable for a one time watch. And the special effects used in recreating the old era were quite interesting.
The movie was promoted as Tim Burton's movie, but it's actually directed by Timur Bekmambetov. I was about to complain about the bait and switch maneuver here, but then again, I should have read the poster more carefully, I guess.
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