When the bubonic plague hit in 1348 it was pretty bad time to be a Catholic. Monks and Nuns were infected just as much as the beggars and peasants, and the one man everyone looked to for guidance, the Pope, packed his bags and ran away to Babylon. Back then, most people believed that the Black Death was in fact one of God’s biblical plagues, and that God was very very pissed off. Acting out of desperation, men committed unspeakable acts in the name of God in order to shield themselves from his wrath. This is a story of those men.
Abe Lincoln has been one of my favorite historical figures since I was a little kid. There is something mythical about that giant man and all that he accomplished. I would venture to say that Abraham Lincoln is quite possibly one of the most respected Americans of all time. After all “honest Abe” was the good natured emancipator who did his damnedest to keep America unified during an incredibly brutal and bloody Civil War. Abe’s assassination by the “coward John Wilkes Booth” made the legendary man into a tragic hero that stood for all things American. It seems strange to me that we haven’t had more movies about him. From the incredible duo of Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov comes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. With a talented cast that includes Benjamin Walker (Abe), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Mary Todd), and our favorite pilot friend Alan Tudyk (Stephen Douglas), we couldn’t be more excited for this film. Also… The Johnny Cash music in the trailer made me get some pretty intense nerd-bumps. Enjoy!