I haven’t seen Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but a good friend loved it, since he was in the mood for a cheesy action flick at the time. Now, it’s coming to home video on Tuesday, October 23, just in time for Halloween. For an historical action thriller, it doesn’t look too bad. Here’s the theatrical trailer:
It’s based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith (who also wrote the screenplay, as well as the Dark Shadows movie) and stars Benjamin Walker as Lincoln and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as his wife Mary Todd.
There’s a lot of axe-wielding by Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln
The Blu-ray includes commentary by Grahame-Smith and a “making of” in five parts:
• Dark Secrets: Book to Screen
• On the Set: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
• Vampire Hunting: Fight Choreography
• The Art of Transformation: Make-Up Effects
• A Visual Feast: Timur Bekmambetov’s Visual Style
Plus, there’s an “animated graphic novel prequel” called “The Great Calamity” about how vampires came to be in the U.S.
Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger) plays Lincoln’s mentor
Did you see the movie? What did you think? Would you recommend it?