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Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012)

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While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task - destroying the Confederate Undead.

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Richard Schenkman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Abraham Lincoln
Kent Igleheart Kent Igleheart ... Thomas Lincoln
Rhianna Van Helton Rhianna Van Helton ... Nancy Lincoln
Brennen Harper ... Young Abe Lincoln
Josh Sinyard Josh Sinyard ... Aide (as Joshua Sinyard)
Debra Crittenden ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Bernie Ask ... Edwin Stanton
Chris Hlozek ... Major John McGill
Richard Schenkman ... Dr. Malinoff
Jim E. Chandler ... Eckert
Corey Seawell Corey Seawell ... Union Soldier
Jason Vail ... John Wilkinson
Jason Hughley ... Wilson Brown
Eric Lee Galloway Eric Lee Galloway ... Chris Pike (as Eric Galloway)
Ronald Ogden ... Robert Chamberlin (as Ron Ogden)
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Storyline

As Abraham Lincoln labors over the Gettysburg address, the importance of which he is fully aware, he learns that a menace from his past has returned, threatening to tear the already fractured nation to pieces. He must journey behind enemy lines to face an foe far more fearsome than the Confederate army: the walking dead. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He emancipated the slaves... he saved the Union... and slaughtered the undead!

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Action | Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody zombie violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Even though construction of the fort was originally given to Major General Babcock the job was then passes to a Second Lieutenant Robert E. Lee. See more »

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Stonewall Jackson was dead before the battle of Gettysburg. See more »

Quotes

Abraham Lincoln: [kneeling and praying] "Lord, I beseech you. Grant me wisdom, to see the way clear. Let me help these Walking Dead, find their final resting place. Help me to end their torture and misery. To show them the way to Your Eternal forgiveness. Amen."
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Mr. Lincoln kicking zombie butt, then later this year kicking vampire butt? Sure, why not...
28 May 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Alright, whether or not "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" is The Asylum's attempt to cash in on the (what looks to become a major picture) "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" or not, well I have no idea about that. But it does seem a bit strange that just prior to the major Hollywood production release of the latter movie, The Asylum decided to put this on the market. That being said, then it seems awfully a lot like what happened with "I am Omega" and the major Hollywood picture "I am Legend" incident.

Regardless of the reasons for why "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" came into existence, then I have now seen it, not because I am American (which I am not), nor because it was with historically important American president Abraham Lincoln, no, but simply because it was something with zombies.

Taking place during the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and a selection of twelve secret service agents find themselves facing a threat of the living dead as they attempt to take over a ford. However, the living dead is not the only enemy the Union people are facing.

The story, oddly enough, was actually rather captivating and it managed to keep me interested right up to the very end. The storyline is a bit out there, when you think about it, but then again, isn't anything with zombies that? But that is not what I mean. What I meant was taking a historically important figure like Abraham Lincoln and have him battle zombies with a scythe? (And then later on this year, he will be battling vampires!) But oddly enough, in a comical sense, then the movie actually worked out quite nicely.

Having seen a bunch of previous works from The Asylum, then I can honestly say that they went all in this time, guns blazing and digging deep into their pockets. This movie is such a major step up the ladder, production-wise, for The Asylum, and just looking at the movie on the screen is a testament to them suiting up and stepping up to join the major league of movie production. The cinematography was great, the effects were great, and the people they had cast did great jobs. So it was really a refreshing touch to The Asylum's production value.

As for the zombies in "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies", well, then they actually looked alright, though there wasn't any major decay going on in them, as I assume they were to be recently deceased, and that worked out okay. The gore in the movie was alright as well, it just enough to keep a gorehound like me interested. And again, it was nice to see The Asylum step up and use better effects and CGIs for a change. However, one thing did puzzle me about the zombies. They opted to stray from the mainstream zombie, and had them standing about in a deathlike-slumbering trance when they weren't agitated by sound. That I found odd, why would they only be attracted to sound? So they had all lost the sense of sight? But again, it is a matter of personal preference I suppose. Some like Romero-style zombies, some like the fast and agile zombies as those seen in "28 Days Later", and some like something else entirely.

I found "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" to actually be good entertainment value. There wasn't any scares or real shock scenes in the movie, which would have been nice. But still, if you like zombie movies and wouldn't mind seeing a somewhat comical approach to the take on Abraham Lincoln, then "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" is definitely worth checking out.

As for the ending of the movie, well I am not revealing anything here, but there is a twist there in wait. I, personally, didn't really like it, but it was a nice turn of events nonetheless.


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