Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (15)
4:17pm Tuesday 26th June 2012 in Leisure
Adapted from the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, supposedly based on secret diaries penned by the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Diaries is an action-packed horror directed by Kazakhstan-born film-maker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted).
As a boy, Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) learns that his grandfather was slain by a vampire and his beloved mother Nancy (Robin McLeavy) died as a result of a fanged fiend.
He swears to kill as many creatures of the night and is mentored by Henry Sturges (Dominic Cooper), who teaches Abraham combat and hunting techniques.
During a trip to New Orleans, Abraham witnesses a slave auction and realises that people are being sold to vampires as food — a heinous practice which propels Abraham on his political course as a fervent Abolitionist.