Abe Lincoln the…Vampire Slayer?

June 21, 2012

Here’s the perfect movie for an election year. What happens when you take one of America’s most beloved presidents and turn him into a vampire-chasing hero? The answer is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. When Honest Abe discovers bloodthirsty vampires want to take over the entire nation, he makes it his mission to eliminate them. Hey, you never know.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, produced by Tim Burton, and starring Benjamin Walker as the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in theaters June 22.

There’s no doubt presidential history makes for great drama. We think you’ll love these movies now available on DIRECTV:

Anthony Hopkins plays John Quincy Adams in this Steven Spielberg film. The historical drama centers on the trials that followed an 1839 uprising aboard the Spanish slave ship Amistad. It’s a compelling portrayal of the atrocities of slavery and the first human rights case argued in the American courts on behalf of Africans.

Kevin Costner plays Jim Garrison, the District Attorney in charge of the investigation of JFK’s murder—an event that has fascinated people for decades. The political thriller offers intriguing answers to questions surrounding a conspiracy that changed American history, society, and culture forever.