Was Abraham Lincoln Actually a Real Vampire Hunter?

February 13, 2012

In the lead up to the release of the upcoming horror epic Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, thanks to the good folks over at Fox, SPIKE was lucky enough to travel to the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, for a first look at the Timur Bekmambetov-directed feature and a few surprises along the way. Needless to say, we discovered a few things that might confirm Lincoln's legit second life as a badass vampire killer.

It's very well known that Honest Abe was an adept axeman and had attained a legit reputation as a badass due to some competitive wrestling matches, but according to some recent findings at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln might have been moonlighting as vampire killer in his spare time.Here are some exclusive pics from the extremely unique event as well as images that might shed some light on Abe's vampire sessions:

Is that what I think it is?!

Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker

Benjamin Walker rubbing Abe's nose for good luck

Lincoln Tomb's at Oak Ridge Cemetery

Q&A with Benjamin Walker, writer Seth Grahame-Smith and director Timur Bekmambetov

I don't know about you, but I'm hooked real or not.


"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead. The film stars Benjamin Walker as the titular hero; Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Lincoln's mentor in vampire hunting; Anthony Mackie as William Johnson, Lincoln's valet and friend; and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Abe's wife. The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith and Simon Kinberg, based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. The producers are Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, and Jim Lemley. Timur Bekmambetov is the director."

Source: 20th Century Fox