Literature: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
"I hereby resolve to kill every vampire in America."
A book by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Young Abraham Lincoln
sees his mother die when he is just a boy. He soon discovers that a vampire is responsible. Swearing vengeance
, Lincoln goes on to moonlight as a vampire hunter
with the help of ethical vampire Henry Sturges
. Along the way, a large number of historical figures from Lincoln's era
are shown to be either vampires
, vampire sympathizers
, or vampire hunters
Also, the Civil War was a proxy war between vampires who wanted to rule humanity, and vampires who wanted to be left alone. Guess which side was which.
Other than the added vampires, the book stays true to the events of Lincoln's life. His resurrection as a vampire after his assassination, however, is another matter.
A movie adaptation
was released on June 22, 2012, directed by Timur Bekmambetov
, produced by Tim Burton
, and starring Benjamin Walker
in the title role. Seth Grahame-Smith adapted the screenplay himself.
There's also a sequel, The Last American Vampire
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