2/21/12

Lincoln vs. Lincoln. Vampire Hunter or Zombie Slayer?

The trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter came out recently but I didn't mention anything about it because it looks like shit, and also because the idea of Hollywood producing a kitschy grindhouse homage to capitalize on the popularity of vampire movies doesn't blow my skirt up.  Not that I wear a skirt.  Is a hakama considered a skirt?

Anyway, another Abraham Lincoln movie is coming out and this one does have my attention.  The guys over at The Asylum really racked their brains to come up with a name for what is certain to be a cinematic masterpiece and settled on Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies.  Well, it does have Abraham Lincoln and he does fight zombies so I guess that's a pretty good title, after all.  And I like the fact that it's a true low budget horror film and I also like the fact that Abraham Lincoln is played by Bill Oberst Jr.. 

I know that in the past Oberst has played historical figures like JFK, Mark Twain and even Jesus Christ but I'm only familiar with his roles in exploitation and horror films in which he plays the creepiest mofos you can possibly imagine.  So, I'm curious to see how he combines the two and plays a historical figure in a horror movie.  I also have it in writing that Mr. Oberst loves Beasts in Human Skin so I'm not too embarrassed to admit that I have bit of a man-crush on him.  Him and Norm Abram. If you're not sure who Bill Oberst Jr. is, this is him...


According to Oberst via Planet Fury, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies isn't just a film for fans of low-budget zombie movies, it's also a film for history buffs - alternate history buffs anyway.

While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task; Destroying the Confederate Undead. "I think horror fans are a lot smarter than we are generally given credit for," says the actor. "Zombie fans will love it, of course, but so will those into alternate history, a big interest of mine; while battling the zombie scourge Lincoln encounters General Stonewall Jackson (Don McGraw), his old love Mary Owens (Baby Norman) and a young Teddy Roosevelt (Canon Kuipers) and every one of them is presented as they were in history. It's like an unknown chapter in a very kick-ass history book."

Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies is scheduled to be released on May 29.  There isn't a trailer out yet but there is this nifty looking picture of Oberst as President Lincoln.



Or if you just want to see a butt naked Bill Oberst Jr. punching a chick in the face, check him out in Nude Nuns with Big Guns.

Nude Nuns with Big Guns

10 comments:

Max Evel said...

I think I would rather go with Nude Nuns...
LOL!

D4 said...

It sounds promising actually. I'd like to see the trailer. That doesn't exist yet.

Bill Oberst Jr. said...

Oh Banacek, leave it to you to dredge up my sordid nun-punching past! May I assure you that my Mr. Lincoln retains both his dignity and his frockcoat while dispatching the undead with a bloody farm implement. I have always wanted to play the man who said "Ugly people must be God's favorites, for He has made so many of us."

Bill

P.S. - I sent the nun flowers afterwards.

Banacek said...

In all fairness, that nun totally had it coming.

Alex Jowski said...

I am SOO looking forward to this movie, more so than Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

T. Roger Thomas said...

An advantage in numbers won't help the Union when the Confederate troops come back from the dead!

meandmythinkingcap said...

Abraham Lincoln with Zombies. Great idea. I am interested in knowing about the history behind Lincoln and Zombies? These zombies have thick southern accent?

Melanie said...

I wanna see this one more than the vampire one...because...i have no love for anything vampire after having all of that twilight nonsense thrown in my face for the past couple of years. plus, it sounds WAY better.

Simpetus said...

Totally would see.

Kingmush said...

Really not sure what I think about this..

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