Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not racist, per se. No hatred is palpable. Abraham Lincoln's abolitionism is his heroism, and it's made literal as he uses his gun-powder-packed axe to off slave-owning vampires in this historical fantasy from the mind of Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Early on, we see a young black kid separated from his slave family and then nearly get beaten to death because of the color of his skin. Abe adopts him as a friend for life, much to the benefit of both. To watch this film is to root for Abe is to root for the dignity of the lives of slaves.
As we approach our fifth consecutive summer of the great vampire trend, we are finally rewarded with the trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Adapted from the Seth Grahame novel of the same name and directed by Timur Bekmambetov (resident strigoi director and occasional James Gandolfini impersonator), the film portrays Abraham Lincoln as an axe-wielding, vampire-cleaving, bearded crusader of light.