Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Timur Bekmambetov (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Who knew the 16th President of the United States was the scourge of the undead? Seth Grahame-Smith adapts his own novel for this outlandish, action-packed story, brought to life by director Timur Bekmambetov, whose imaginative action scenes have fuelled the likes of Night Watch, Day Watch and Wanted. Benjamin Walker makes for a likeable, credible hero, holding his own through the main vampire action and the anti-slavery subplot, however improbable it all becomes. Terrific supporting turns from Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper add spice to a wildly enjoyable supernatural yarn that's guaranteed to have you leaping out of your seat. The premise may be pretty ridiculous, but this movie surprises by actually making sense.


A young man destined to become one of America's greatest presidents witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, and devotes his life to battling the undead. As he rises to take his place in the White House during the Civil War, he discovers the bloodsuckers are the real power behind the Confederacy. Fantasy thriller based on Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, starring Benjamin Walker and Dominic Cooper.

Cast & Crew

Abraham Lincoln Benjamin Walker
Henry Sturges Dominic Cooper
Will Johnson Anthony Mackie
Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Adam Rufus Sewell
Jack Barts Marton Csokas
Joshua Speed Jimmi Simpson
Thomas Lincoln Joseph Mawle
Director Timur Bekmambetov
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 22 Jun 2012