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24th Mar '14 8:15:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->'''Abraham Lincoln''': Our recent sortie has put into stark terms the situation with which we face. We cannot remain in this place indefinitely, and simply leaving is not a possibility. What we need to do is to kill all these zombies!
-->'''Stonewall Jackson''': Zombies?! Well, that sounds like slave talk to me, sir!

''AbrahamLincolnVsZombies'' is an action/horror/historical mashup made by TheAsylum, as a {{Mockbuster}} designed to cash in on the release of the film adaptation of ''AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''. It stars Bill Oberst, Jr. as AbrahamLincoln, who is interrupted while in the process of writing the Gettysburg Address with news of a failed attempt to take a Confederate fort. The sole survivor, who is in the process of turning into a zombie, describes how his squad was decimated by undead Union and Confederate soldiers who "ate their flesh". Knowing straightaway that zombies are the cause, Abe decides to lead a crack squad of Secret Service men to investigate the fort and take it back from the undead menace.

The movie, despite being a particularly bad offender of AnachronismStew and a blatant ripoff of the Seth Grahame-Smithe book and movie, is surprisingly not that bad as far as movies from TheAsylum go. This is likely due to the influence of director Richard Schenkman, best known for previously making the sci-fi picture ''TheManFromEarth''.

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!!Tropes:

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Lincoln has no problem mowing down dozens of zombies single-handily.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Abe's switch-blade scythe.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Lincoln meets up with a young UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, and inspires his "Walk softly, and carry a big stick" motto that he'll use years later.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: A year after the zombie attack, Abe is infected by Mary, whom he refused to kill. Knowing that he's going to turn, he intentionally sets up his own assassination by anonymously informing John Wilkes Booth that he'll be at Ford's theater that night. However, Abe did succeed in stopping the zombies from spreading, thus saving the planet from a global epidemic]].
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: When Abe was a child, his father killed himself after being bitten by his infected wife, whom Abe was then forced to kill. While not a happy example, the experience did give him the knowledge and skills needed to take on the zombies years later.
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:Abe can't bring himself to finish Mary properly]]. It doesn't end well.
* EnemyMine: Lincoln tries to convince Jackson and the other confederates that the zombie menace is bigger than the Civil War, and that they need to work together to stop it from spreading. [[spoiler: While Pat Garret joins him fairly quickly, it takes time for the others to realize he's right]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Stonewall Jackson decides to bring the fire to the powder kegs, after somebody's foot scuffs out the fuse.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Jackson puts more stock in the Confederate cause then in helping to avert a zombie apocalypse. [[spoiler: He eventually changes his mind]].
* IdiotBall: The team's handling of zombies is seldom very bright.
** Well they're hardly GenreSavvy.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Averted, as the zombies are called exactly that.
* NoZombieCannibals
* OneDimensionalThinking: There's one poor sap who could have just stepped off the tracks, but instead he tries to outrun the train and gets run over.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: While generally of the slow, mindless, killed-by-head-trauma variety, these zombies will fall asleep standing up if left alone long enough.
* [[OurPResidentsAreDifferent President Action]]: Abraham Lincoln has no qualms about charging into a battle zone to take on zombies.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain
** He's so badass as a five year old, that he looks a lot older than five.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: John Wilkinson, AKA John Wilkes Booth]].
* TheyJustDidntCare: Stonewall Jackson would have been dead at this point. Of course, the Secret Service was founded by Lincoln to combat counterfeiting, and was not assigned to protect the President until much later after his death. Not that the Asylum gives a crap.
* VerbThis: "Emancipate this!"
* WhatTheHellHero: Lincoln's men are horrified after he kills one of them (who was bitten by a zombie). Justified in that, at the time, they don't know what happens when you're bitten.
* ZombieApocalypse: A minor one in the town near the fort, but averted overall by Abe's actions.
* ZombieGait
* ZombieInfectee: Multiple examples, [[spoiler:eventually including Mary and Abe]].

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-->'''Abraham Lincoln''': Our recent sortie has put into stark terms the situation with which we face. We cannot remain in this place indefinitely, and simply leaving is not a possibility. What we need to do is to kill all these zombies!
-->'''Stonewall Jackson''': Zombies?! Well, that sounds like slave talk to me, sir!

''AbrahamLincolnVsZombies'' is an action/horror/historical mashup made by TheAsylum, as a {{Mockbuster}} designed to cash in on the release of the film adaptation of ''AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''. It stars Bill Oberst, Jr. as AbrahamLincoln, who is interrupted while in the process of writing the Gettysburg Address with news of a failed attempt to take a Confederate fort. The sole survivor, who is in the process of turning into a zombie, describes how his squad was decimated by undead Union and Confederate soldiers who "ate their flesh". Knowing straightaway that zombies are the cause, Abe decides to lead a crack squad of Secret Service men to investigate the fort and take it back from the undead menace.

The movie, despite being a particularly bad offender of AnachronismStew and a blatant ripoff of the Seth Grahame-Smithe book and movie, is surprisingly not that bad as far as movies from TheAsylum go. This is likely due to the influence of director Richard Schenkman, best known for previously making the sci-fi picture ''TheManFromEarth''.

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!!Tropes:

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Lincoln has no problem mowing down dozens of zombies single-handily.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Abe's switch-blade scythe.
* BeenThereShapedHistory: Lincoln meets up with a young UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, and inspires his "Walk softly, and carry a big stick" motto that he'll use years later.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: A year after the zombie attack, Abe is infected by Mary, whom he refused to kill. Knowing that he's going to turn, he intentionally sets up his own assassination by anonymously informing John Wilkes Booth that he'll be at Ford's theater that night. However, Abe did succeed in stopping the zombies from spreading, thus saving the planet from a global epidemic]].
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: When Abe was a child, his father killed himself after being bitten by his infected wife, whom Abe was then forced to kill. While not a happy example, the experience did give him the knowledge and skills needed to take on the zombies years later.
* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:Abe can't bring himself to finish Mary properly]]. It doesn't end well.
* EnemyMine: Lincoln tries to convince Jackson and the other confederates that the zombie menace is bigger than the Civil War, and that they need to work together to stop it from spreading. [[spoiler: While Pat Garret joins him fairly quickly, it takes time for the others to realize he's right]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Stonewall Jackson decides to bring the fire to the powder kegs, after somebody's foot scuffs out the fuse.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Jackson puts more stock in the Confederate cause then in helping to avert a zombie apocalypse. [[spoiler: He eventually changes his mind]].
* IdiotBall: The team's handling of zombies is seldom very bright.
** Well they're hardly GenreSavvy.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Averted, as the zombies are called exactly that.
* NoZombieCannibals
* OneDimensionalThinking: There's one poor sap who could have just stepped off the tracks, but instead he tries to outrun the train and gets run over.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: While generally of the slow, mindless, killed-by-head-trauma variety, these zombies will fall asleep standing up if left alone long enough.
* [[OurPResidentsAreDifferent President Action]]: Abraham Lincoln has no qualms about charging into a battle zone to take on zombies.
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain
** He's so badass as a five year old, that he looks a lot older than five.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: John Wilkinson, AKA John Wilkes Booth]].
* TheyJustDidntCare: Stonewall Jackson would have been dead at this point. Of course, the Secret Service was founded by Lincoln to combat counterfeiting, and was not assigned to protect the President until much later after his death. Not that the Asylum gives a crap.
* VerbThis: "Emancipate this!"
* WhatTheHellHero: Lincoln's men are horrified after he kills one of them (who was bitten by a zombie). Justified in that, at the time, they don't know what happens when you're bitten.
* ZombieApocalypse: A minor one in the town near the fort, but averted overall by Abe's actions.
* ZombieGait
* ZombieInfectee: Multiple examples, [[spoiler:eventually including Mary and Abe]].
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21st Feb '14 2:45:22 AM WeirdKev27
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* TheyJustDidn'tCare: Stonewall Jackson would have been dead at this point. Of course, the Secret Service was founded by Lincoln to combat counterfeiting, and was not assigned to protect the President until much later after his death. Not that the Asylum gives a crap.

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* TheyJustDidn'tCare: TheyJustDidntCare: Stonewall Jackson would have been dead at this point. Of course, the Secret Service was founded by Lincoln to combat counterfeiting, and was not assigned to protect the President until much later after his death. Not that the Asylum gives a crap.
30th Jan '14 1:25:31 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Lincoln meets up with a young Theodore Roosevelt, and inspires his "Walk softly, and carry a big stick" motto that he'll use years later.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Lincoln meets up with a young Theodore Roosevelt, UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, and inspires his "Walk softly, and carry a big stick" motto that he'll use years later.



* TeddyRoosevelt: And he's already a crack shot with a rifle.
21st Sep '13 9:48:52 PM KevinKlawitter
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''AbrahamLincolnVsZombies'' is an action/horror/historical mashup made by TheAsylum, as a {{Mockbuster}} designed to cash in on the release of the film adaptation of ''AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''. It stars Jason Oberst, Jr. as AbrahamLincoln, who is interrupted while in the process of writing the Gettysburg Address with news of a failed attempt to take a Confederate fort. The sole survivor, who is in the process of turning into a zombie, describes how his squad was decimated by undead Union and Confederate soldiers who "ate their flesh". Knowing straightaway that zombies are the cause, Abe decides to lead a crack squad of Secret Service men to investigate the fort and take it back from the undead menace.

to:

''AbrahamLincolnVsZombies'' is an action/horror/historical mashup made by TheAsylum, as a {{Mockbuster}} designed to cash in on the release of the film adaptation of ''AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''. It stars Jason Bill Oberst, Jr. as AbrahamLincoln, who is interrupted while in the process of writing the Gettysburg Address with news of a failed attempt to take a Confederate fort. The sole survivor, who is in the process of turning into a zombie, describes how his squad was decimated by undead Union and Confederate soldiers who "ate their flesh". Knowing straightaway that zombies are the cause, Abe decides to lead a crack squad of Secret Service men to investigate the fort and take it back from the undead menace.
28th Aug '13 8:32:41 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* EnemyMine: Lincoln tries to convince Jackson and the other confederates that the zombie menace is bigger then the Civil War, and that they need to work together to stop it from spreading. [[spoiler: While Pat Garret joins him fairly quickly, it takes time for the others to realize he's right]].

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* EnemyMine: Lincoln tries to convince Jackson and the other confederates that the zombie menace is bigger then than the Civil War, and that they need to work together to stop it from spreading. [[spoiler: While Pat Garret joins him fairly quickly, it takes time for the others to realize he's right]].
4th Aug '13 4:30:22 PM CopieWan
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* TheyJustDidn'tCare: Stonewall Jackson would have been dead at this point. Of course, the Secret Service was founded by Lincoln to combat counterfeiting, and was not assigned to protect the President until much later after his death. Not the Asylum gives a crap.

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* TheyJustDidn'tCare: *TheyJustDidn'tCare: Stonewall Jackson would have been dead at this point. Of course, the Secret Service was founded by Lincoln to combat counterfeiting, and was not assigned to protect the President until much later after his death. Not that the Asylum gives a crap. crap.
4th Aug '13 4:29:57 PM CopieWan
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*TheyJustDidn'tCare: Stonewall Jackson would have been dead at this point. Of course, the Secret Service was founded by Lincoln to combat counterfeiting, and was not assigned to protect the President until much later after his death. Not the Asylum gives a crap.
27th Jul '13 8:11:17 PM mythbuster
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** He's so badass as a five year old, that he looks a lot older than five.
25th Apr '13 12:27:59 AM Troper251
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: A year after the zombie attack, Abe is infected by Mary, whom he refused to kill. Knowing that he's going to turn, he intentionally sets up his own assassination by anonymously informing John Wilkes Booth that he'll be at Ford's theater that night. However, Abe does succeed in stopping the zombies from spreading, thus saving the planet from a global epidemic]].

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: A year after the zombie attack, Abe is infected by Mary, whom he refused to kill. Knowing that he's going to turn, he intentionally sets up his own assassination by anonymously informing John Wilkes Booth that he'll be at Ford's theater that night. However, Abe does did succeed in stopping the zombies from spreading, thus saving the planet from a global epidemic]].



* EnemyMine: Lincoln tries to convince Jackson and the other confederates that the zombie menace is bigger then the Civil War, and that they need to work together to stop it from spreading. [[spoiler: While Pat Garret joins him fairly quickly, the others eventually realizes he's right]].

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* EnemyMine: Lincoln tries to convince Jackson and the other confederates that the zombie menace is bigger then the Civil War, and that they need to work together to stop it from spreading. [[spoiler: While Pat Garret joins him fairly quickly, it takes time for the others eventually realizes to realize he's right]].
20th Apr '13 11:19:16 PM Troper251
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: A year after the zombie attack, Abe is bitten by Mary, whom he refused to kill. Knowing that he's going to turn, he intentionally sets up his own assassination by anonymously informing John Wilkes Booth that he'll be at Ford's theater that night. However, Abe does succeed in stopping the zombies from spreading, thus saving the planet from a global epidemic]].

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: A year after the zombie attack, Abe is bitten infected by Mary, whom he refused to kill. Knowing that he's going to turn, he intentionally sets up his own assassination by anonymously informing John Wilkes Booth that he'll be at Ford's theater that night. However, Abe does succeed in stopping the zombies from spreading, thus saving the planet from a global epidemic]].
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