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Abraham Lincoln : Vampire hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton, based on a novel of the same name. In 1818, Abraham Lincoln lives in Indiana with his parents Nancy and Thomas, who works at a plantation owned by Jack Barts (Marton Csokas). One night, Lincoln sees Barts break into his house and attack his mother. Nancy falls ill the following day, and dies shortly afterwards. Thomas tells Lincoln that Barts poisoned her, but asks that he promise not to try to avenge her death.Nine years later, after his father's death, Lincoln breaks his promise, and attacks Barts at the docks, but Barts, who is a vampire, overpowers him quickly. However, before Barts can kill him, Lincoln is rescued by Henry Sturges. Then, Henry taught him how to beat and hunt vampire.

 In Springfield, Lincoln befriends shopkeeper Joshua Speed, getting work and lodging in his shop, while going out at night to hunt vampires. Though Sturges warns him not to form any close relationships, Abraham meets Mary Todd for whom he develops romantic feelings, despite the fact that she is currently engaged to Stephen A. Douglas. After the election in 1861 as the 16th President of the United States of America, Lincoln moves into the White House with Mary, where they have a son, William Wallace Lincoln but few weeks later William was killed by a vampire.

With the onset of the American Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis convinces Adam (vampire’s chief) to deploy his vampires on the front lines, in exchange for the expansion of his clan into the North. The appearance of the vampires on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg terrorizes the U.S. Army as their weapons prove ineffective on them. Lincoln reminded of silver's potency towards vampires, he orders all the silver in the North to be melted for ammunition. However, Speed, believing that Lincoln is tearing the nation apart, defects and informs Adam that Lincoln will transport the silver by train. As the train crosses the countryside, Lincoln, Johnson, and Speed stay to protect the silver. But, of course the train was attacked by vampires. But, in the course of the fight, Adam learns that the train holds only rocks, not the silver. Speed then appears, and reveals that his betrayal was a ruse planned by him and Lincoln to lure Adam into a trap. Lincoln and Adam engage in a fistfight on top of the train, ending with Lincoln punching his silver watch into Adam's chest, killing him. Questioning Lincoln on the lack of silver, Johnson comments that there is more than one railroad in the nation. Meanwhile, Mary and the ex-slaves have transported the silver to Gettysburg through the Underground Railroad. Armed with their silver weapons and ammunition, U.S. infantry destroy the vampires and eventually win the battle for the Union.


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