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.
When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.
Charles S. Dutton
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
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
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Lincoln's stove pipe hat supports the full weight of Mary Todd. Any hat of this sort would easily collapse under the slightest weight of anyone's foot. 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 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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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 »
...i found the novel to be an entertaining diversion... I've been a fan of Timur Bekmambetov's films "NIGHT WATCH" and, especially "WANTED..
I really thought there was the potential for something pretty special here...A b-movie classic in the making.. Sadly the film really doesn't come close to living up to it's potential. This is probably the poorest editing I have seen in a feature film in quite some time. I was really looking forward to the action sequences, but all you got was a lot of grey mist and blurring.
The script was really dopey, too. I'm not a huge fan of the stuff they added for the sake of action sequences to the story, because it was all REALLY dumb. I also don't much care for the ending they opted for here. The ending of the book had a whole lot more going for it. I loved the theme of "Some men are just too interesting to die."
One giant surprise, though, was the performance from Benjamin Walker. This guy really knocks this role out of the ballpark. He has the acting chops to be a major star. It's too bad it was wasted on this poorly edited mess!
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