OK, I was watching some TV and then bam! I was assaulted by the commercial for a new movie called Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. I was definitely entertained by the film Trailer, but for the life of me, I had no idea where the concept came from. It is such a random concept that it caught me off guard. Where would an idea of Abraham Lincoln as a Vampire Hunter come from. When did Honest Abe become Blade? But here’s what I gather!
Apparently, the storyline is based upon a novel written by Seth Grahame-Smith. Basically, Honest Abe is taught about vampires at a young age of 16. He goes to investigate an apparent vampire attack only to be attacked and nearly killed himself. He is rescued from the grips of death by another vamp who teaches him all about vampires and also teaches him how to fight them. It turns out that Vampires are sometimes good and sometimes bad but are leaving Europe for the Americas (apparently due to the slave trade). That good vamp continually sends the names of “bad” vamps to Abe and he goes after them. Hunting as it were.
What sounds interesting to me is that the author wraps up Lincoln’s work on Emancipation with combating the Vampire scourge… which I think is pretty witty. Here goes the Trailer:
Will I be seeing it??? Oh Hells Yea!