…as a cultural diagnosis, this has to come with a major qualification: we are talking about a book and a movie called “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Absurdity and silliness—both very present in this rendering—are the balms of democracy. Jefferson Davis is the vampire’s useful idiot; but Lincoln, here, is still a cartoon character. Mad mashups are not hagiography.
Is there a good history lesson in “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter”? Maybe a few: http://nyr.kr/LBqXTh