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The ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ trailer debuts

(Stephen Vaughan, 20th Century Fox)

“Four score and seven slayings ago...”

All right, so our 16th president doesn’t say anything quite that absurd in the trailer for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” arriving in theaters in June but attempting to pique interest now, in the lead-up to Presidents Day.

But the preview for the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s decidedly unhistorical novel does contain some over-the-top moments, including sprawling shots of digitally enhanced Civil War battlefields; an anachronistic image of the Washington Monument (assuming anachronisms are even worth noting in this context); massive explosions; and footage of the bearded commander in chief (played by Benjamin Walker) demonstrating his axe-wielding, vampire-killing abilities.

Does this look ridiculous, or so deliciously ridiculous that you’re now officially intrigued? Watch below and decide whether you’ll elect to see it or not come this summer.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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