Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not a practical joke, despite all evidence to the contrary. It is a very real movie, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, a very real director. It’s very existence is responsible for what you see to your right, being concept art for the latest knock-off from The Asylum, Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies.
Starting in 2004, co-founder David Michael Latt & co. decided that instead of wasting precious time on original properties, they should instead shift their focus to simply ripping off upcoming major motion pictures, using similar titles and premises as a jumping-off point for creating consistently awful cash-in flicks. Since then, confused patrons of (rapidly dwindling) video store chains and on demand services have been subjected to such classics as Snakes On A Train, Transmorphers, I Am Omega and The Day The Earth Stopped.
Obviously these people are seeing some success at this scam, because they’ve decreed that 20th Century Fox’s upcoming historical fiction epic is prime material for their patented “mockbuster” magic. It’s bad enough that Seth Grahame-Smith has turned mutilating public domain literary classics into bargain basement garbage since he unleashed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on an unsuspecting world, but now he can be indirectly blamed for inspiring The Asylum’s cringe-worthy Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies, which will surely pop up at your local Redbox sometime in June to coincide with its counterpart’s theatrical release.
Thanks to Shock Till You Drop for the warning. At this point, I don’t know which one looks worse.