The title alone is a sign this will be a good film. It also was the first zombie film where the lead actor should be nominated for best actor. Bill O’berst Jr. did a great job as Abraham Lincoln and even though he was decapitating and blowing away zombies throughout the film, whenever he talked he was very proper. Take away the beheadings and bloodshed and this film could be G-rated because there’s no vulgar language or nudity. I take that back there was a tiny bit of nudity. There’s a famous oil painting of a nude woman hanging in a house. I can’t remember the name of the painting and tried looking it up but typing ‘nude woman’ in a search engine had quite a few hits and I’m still going through each one.
There’s not much to say about the story, it’s simple, Abe’s on a mission to kill all zombies. He puts together a group of secret service men to assist him. Apparently back then the secret service weren’t the most disciplined since most of them had a flask and were taking swigs. Oh wait…current day…Columbia…hotel party… hookers…okay maybe they weren’t that bad back then.
However, like Abe they were mostly polite. After Daniel Hopkins (Phil Parham) is shot he’s on the floor bleeding and is introduced to the woman who shot him “And there’s Mr. Hopkins bleeding on your fine oak floor”. More importantly the woman is Abe’s love of his life Mary Owens (Baby Norman). Amazing how quick he forgets about Mary Todd and to top it off Ms. Owens and her daughter are “whores”. Well he’s better off cheating with her since typically interns talk too much.
Anyway, as I mentioned the majority of the film is Abe, the secret service, a couple whores, a young Teddy Roosevelt (Canon Kuipers) and a few confederate soldiers taking out all the zombies. We do learn that honest Abe is not so honest too.
Most zombie films I’m looking for unique ways to kill the zombies and some action, but there’s not a ton of that here. Though I’d have to say ‘Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies’ is a good zombie film to sit back and relax to.
- I love Chris Ridenhour’s version of ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah” when Abe and his men are preparing for the mission.
- A bad ass Abe struts past the slumbering zombies like he’s got Hulk Hogan pythons.
- When a young Teddy Roosevelt was on Abe’s shoulders behind a wall shooting zombies it reminded me of ‘Duck Hunt’ the way he gave direction for Abe to go right then left then right and so on.