Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies takes on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
by: Sean McLaughlin
Ever since the Civil War ended, and an unfortunate event at Fordâ€™s Theatre occurred shortly thereafter, the myth of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, has grown to unparalleled heights.Â â€œHonest Abeâ€ rose from humble beginnings, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and held our country together during its most turbulent time.Â However, few know about the supernatural side of the manâ€¦..the story of Lincoln battling paranormal forces keeping the citizenry safe from the evils of the dark side.Â Few know about it becauseâ€¦..well, itâ€™s a bunch of shenanigans.Â But lucky for us, 2012 saw two films attempt to portray the Abraham Lincoln that we horror nuts wouldâ€™ve LOVED to hear about.Â He kicked butt against BOTH forms of the undead, and managed to get the girl (and the presidency!) in the process.Â Soâ€¦.which movie was better?Â Each had its own strengths and weaknesses, and each provided the viewer with a glimpse of a tough-as-nails leader we all wish todayâ€™s politicians would emulate.Â Even though both filmsâ€™ backstories are as fabricated as the awesome rumor about Lincoln inventing the first social-networking site in back 1845, weâ€™ve created a quick chart to end the eternal debate:Â Was Abraham Lincoln a better zombie slayer or vampire hunter?Â
So all things considered, the diplomatic answer is that itâ€™s a tieâ€¦..Abraham Lincoln was as good a vampire hunter as he was a zombie slayer.Â But Iâ€™m no diplomat, so to me Â Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies wins.Â Why?Â Itâ€™s simpleâ€¦..everyone knows that in the world of the undead, zombies are better than vampires. Â And while we can still see an Oscar-worthy portrayal of Lincoln currently in theatres by master thespian Daniel Day-Lewis, the less-popular and more sinister side of Honest Abe is a much more fascinating tale. Â And nowâ€¦â€¦discuss.