I mean how to start this review seriously when the title of the movie is Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, I mean come on! The tagline says it all: ” The first Testament says “an eye for an eye.” – The second Testament says “love thy neighbor.” – The third Testament… Kicks Ass!!!” So, this is a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously and this means neither should you. The production values are quite low but that just makes it more authentic. You can feel that this was a passion project for everyone involved.
And just to make things perfectly clear, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is not an offensive movie. You could actually argue that it frames the figure of Jesus in a new, cool light. And I can totally see it as something a bit edgy but still devout worshipers would create. Just a couple of years later we got another historical figure who also hunts vampires. I’m talking about, of course, the 2011 Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Moving on, I also want to add that this is not just a movie about Jesus and vampires.
There will also be Mexican wrestlers, lesbians, atheists, and other funny and creative characters. Honest and straightforward, this is just a fun movie that will put you in a good mood. A true C movie pleasure, raw and unpolished. And very much different from the now popular Asylum movies like Sharknado or Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus.
There’s something very bad happening in the Canadian city of Ottawa. Someone is killing all the lesbians in town and apparently, no one can stop them. No one apart from his holiness, Jesus Christ. So, the three priests go down to the beach where they indeed find Jesus but are quickly ambushed by vampires. Jesus quickly dispatches them using his martial arts skills and sets out to find the rest of the coven.
Yes, Jesus Christ knows Kung-Fu, you did not know this? This also means we’ll have the pleasure of watching him kick people and vampires left and right. The whole thing comes off as charming and contributes to the overall bizarre atmosphere of the movie. I don’t want to waste your time too much by going into details with this one as Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is a movie you should just jump in. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed by this adorable religious parody.
Director: Lee Demarbre
Writer: Ian Driscoll
Cast: Phil Caracas, Murielle Varhelyi, Maria Moulton, Tim Devries, Ian Driscoll, Josh Grace
Fun Facts: The filming took two years because the crew worked only during weekends.