Preview: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)


Based on the graphic novel, what would have happened had there been vampires during Abraham Lincoln's term as president. He'd have been a vampire hunter, of course.

  • Poster: C+


With a title like this, you don't need a fancy design to sell yourself or your film. It's an artistically above average production that won't help or hinder interest in the film unless the person hasn't seen the trailer yet.

  • Trailer: B- / C


For the first half of the trailer, I was almost excited. This looked like it was going to be a fun, artistic endeavor. However, as the trailer progressed, I began wondering why it looked so much like every other comic-to-screen adaptation with scenes slowed down to show off the "coolness" of the graphics and other elements that make me angry about these kinds of movies.

The film's chief appeal has and always will be comic book fans and teenage boys. This new trailer only cements that young male demo appeal and not even the obvious visual effects on display in the trailer will turn them away.

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Release Date:

  • June 22, 2012