Friday, June 1, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies

God love you Asylum. Your mockbusters just keeping getting more insanely weird. Of course choosing to rip off "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer" leaves little room for sanity. But for once I salute you.

The plot is pretty straight forward. Before being president Abraham had experience with the walking dead so he's not surprised to hear of them infesting a fort the North needs. So he enlists a small cadre of agents to come with him with his trusty scythe in hand to liberate the base. The charm of the film is besides Lincoln we meet Stonewall Jackson, a very young Teddy Rosevelt, and a conflicted John Wilkes Boothe. Don't worry there's plenty of beheadings and other mindless violence, but the historical asides just make it one demented scene to be sure.

The film rarely flags. While crazy, the characters don't act with the usual horror movie dumbness. The Lincoln make up was unconvincing. Some of the sets didn't work. Also, near the end they step over the line when Lincoln would proclaim "Emancipate this!" while beheading zombies. But overall, it was a fun film in a stupid way. Definitely a good film for a Saturday afternoon.

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