It’s still a toss up whether it’ll be great or a complete mess, but Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is intensely intriguing and the trailers certainly look cool. That’s true of this new red-band effort, which brings the violence to the fore. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter reimagines the American president as an axe-wielding, highly trained vampire hunter. Seth Grahame-Smith’s book, on which the movie will be based, gives new context to Lincoln’s rise to the presidency as well as the American Civil War (which was fought because the vampires were in league with the slave owners), suggesting these events were a lot more paranormal than history tells us, and stemmed from Lincoln’s mother’s murder by a vampire when he was a child. The film hits UK cinemas August 2nd.