Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

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Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter.jpg
Directed by Lee Demarbre
Written by Ian Driscoll
Starring Phil Caracas
Murielle Varhelyi
Jeff Moffet
Ian Driscoll
Nicholas Edwards
Music by Graham Collins
Editing by Lee Demarbre
Distributed by Odessa Filmworks, Inc.
Release dates
  • 10 June 2001 (2001-06-10) (premiere)
  • 15 January 2002 (2002-01-15) (Canada)
Running time 85 minutes
Language English
Budget $100,000 CAD

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is a 2001 cult film from Odessa Filmworks which deals with Jesus' modern-day struggle to protect the lesbians of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from vampires with the help of Mexican wrestler El Santo (based on El Santo, Enmascarado de Plata, and played by actor Jeff Moffet, who starred as El Santo in two other Odessa Filmworks productions).

This film earned an honorable mention in the Spirit of Slamdance category at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival.[1]

Plot[edit]

The movie begins with Jesus Christ sitting on a beach relaxing and comparing the kingdom of God to a sand castle. He meets up with El Santo and a woman named Mary Magnum. Together they fight lesbian-killing vampires. Jesus fights with mixed martial arts skills and uses his carpentry skills to create weapons to slay vampires.

Reception[edit]

Time's Richard Corliss panned the film, finding that "the comedy is slack, the song lyrics feeble, the pace torpid".[2] Ken Eisner of Variety took a more neutral view, finding that "the film is too silly to offend".[3] Jason Nolan of The Harrow deemed the production "horridly wonderful" although uneven, noting that "[w]ith a film like this, you want it to be bumpy".[4] Film Threat's Eric Campos gave the film a generally positive review.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slamdance 2002 Film Festival". Slamdance 2002. 11–19 January 2002. Archived from the original on 20 July 2003. 
  2. ^ Corliss, Richard (29 February 2004). "Jesus Christ Movie Star". Time. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Eisner, Ken (10 May 2002). "Review: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter". Variety. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 
  4. ^ Nolan, Jason (2004). "Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter (review)". The Harrow. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  5. ^ Campos, Eric. "Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (review)". Film Threat. Retrieved 14 October 2010.  4/4 stars

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