What is important about vampire and apocalyptic films and books is that the heroes are not just battling a solo evil character and his or her clan. Rather, all of these offer a critique of "the system."
Turning history's most pivotal players and storied icons into modern era styled super-beings cannot be a "one off" experience. There are far too many to choose from and far too many powers with which to pair them.
As America is bracing itself for elections and the release of the new film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I thought of some other presidents who were probably fighting fantasy monsters on our behalf.
When Tim Burton and Johnny Depp decided, "Oh, wouldn't it be fun to make a movie out of the campy '60s TV show Dark Shadows," the correct response should have been the following three words: Wild Wild West.