Monday, March 21, 2011
Movie Review # 21 Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)
Director: Lee Demarbe http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0218080/
Writer: Ian Driscoll http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0238018/
Phil Caracas http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0135843/
Murielle Varhelyi http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1142966/
Maria Moulton http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1142195/
Rotten Tomatoes: 78% Fresh Critics 57% Audience http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jesus_christ_vampire_hunter/
IMDB: 5.1/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311361/
Netflix: 2.5 Stars
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is so awful it is good. I can honestly see people lining up to see this at Midnight Shows. Just so that can enjoy the over the top and crazy antics that this film portrays. Even I will admit that I liked this film and I to wish to show it to friends and have them sit back with me and watch it. This movie shot by Canadians in Ottawa is about Jesus and his second coming.
But so loosely that you can not call it that. He has come back to life mainly to search, kill and stop a vampire invasion as they are feasting on the lesbians of Ottawa. Yes you read that right. That is the premise of this insanely goofy movie. But let's not forget the dance numbers, the singing and even the great fight scenes. All of which are so bad that you just can not stop and laugh.
I am thankful that this movie never took itself seriously. As it is what made this movie so entertaining. It has the Ed Wood type vibe through out. Knowing that it is just so bad that it is amazing. I just have one pet peeve though. Why can Jesus not get a new pair of shoes instead of wearing beat up Adidas sneakers through out the entire film? Seriously he is the son of God right? Come on now let him at least have a nice pair of sneakers! Outside of that I have no complaints what so ever.
This movie did what it set out do. Which is be campy, silly and outlandish. Do it badly enough to make people laugh and take itself so not seriously that they made a masterpiece in horrible film making. I will put this up with Troll 2, and Pocket Ninjas as movies that are so bad they are fun to watch. Not in the category of Kung Fu Mummy where it was just so awful it should never be watched. Because this one really should be seen to be believed.
So yes I enjoyed it. Yes I do recommend it. Will most of you like it. Hell to the NO! But I just found something enjoyable about this piece of shit that made me fall in love with it. That is just how I feel. If you don't I can care less I had fun watching this. I just will have more fun watching my friends squirm as they watch this film with me when I do one of my bad movie nights.
My Rating: 3.25/5 Stars