“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is what happens when the nightmare of our nation’s past gets scripted as a Hollywood horror movie. The jarring confusion of race slavery with a supernatural evil constitutes both the cleverness and silliness of the film.
The movie is fluffy summer fare, and it would spoil the fun to list every historical inaccuracy. Young Abe probably did not twirl a frontiersman’s ax like a baton. And Mary Todd Lincoln probably did not lead the Underground Railroad to deliver needed weapons to the Union Army at Gettysburg.