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Ian Driscoll (written by)
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The first testament says "an eye for an eye." - The second testament says "love thy neighbour." - The third testament ... Kicks Ass!!! See more »
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Kung-Fu Action / Comedy / Horror / Musical about the second coming. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Wow, a B-Movie that's actually a B-Movie! See more (75 total) »

Cast

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Phil Caracas ... Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
Murielle Varhelyi ... Maxine Shreck
Maria Moulton ... Mary Magnum
Tim Devries ... Father Eustace
Ian Driscoll ... Johnny Golgotha
Josh Grace ... Dr. Praetorious
Tracy Lance ... Gloria Oddbottom
Glen Jones ... Father Alban
Mike Funk ... Danny Sabbath
Lucky Ron ... Blind Jimmy Leper

Johnny Vegas ... Himself
Jeff Moffet ... Santos
Ivan Freud ... Narrator
Erica Murton ... Maggie
Alex Godin ... Father Avellino
Shelly Pederson ... Woman Blessed on the Beach
Thetis Bernard ... Beach Vampire #1
Adel Croteau ... Beach Vampire #2
Karen Friis ... Dancing Angel #1
Marlene Friis ... Dancing Angel #2
Guen Douglas ... Dancing Angel #3
Sarah Levitin ... Dancing Angel #4
Eva Colpaart ... Dancing Angel #5
Ranita Raggo ... The Straight Shooters Waitress
Christopher R. Bugg ... Atheist #1
Ean Murphy ... Atheist #2
Graham Collins ... Allegro Clerk
Elinor Quesnel ... Praetorius' Patient #1 / Wrestling Girl #1
Christine Demarbre ... The Screaming Lesbian
Andy Smith ... The Bishop
Marc Charron ... The Cop
Jose Sanchez ... The Transvestite
Sophie ... Fifi the Dog
Jay Stone ... God (voice)
Petr Maur ... Photographer #1
Lyn Guerin ... Photographer #2
Alana Ragbir ... Photographer #3
Yves Macra ... The Limo Driver
Stu Hutchings ... Danny Sabbath's Bodyguard
Rayna Farr-Dutchin ... The Little Blind Girl
Harry Knuckles ... Himself
Jenny Coutts ... The Virgin Mary
Nancy Riehle ... Wrestling Girl #2 / Praetorius' Patient #2
Milo ... The Deaf Lesbian Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Cayer ... Worshipper
Olga Chrzanowska ... Worshipper
Eric Demarbre ... Hockey Jersey Atheist
Miles Finlayson ... Atheist
Stephanie Halin ... Lesbian Vampire

Claudia Jurt ... Misty Winters
Jason McMaster ... Atheist 1
Karm Parker ... Atheist #6
Mark Pollesel ... Dancer
Steve Sauve ... Pedestrian, Homeless Person
Casey Tourangeau ... Singer, Musical Scene
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Directed by
Lee Demarbre 
 
Writing credits
Ian Driscoll (written by)

Produced by
Lee Demarbre .... producer (as Lee Gordon Demarbre)
 
Original Music by
Graham Collins 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Demarbre  (as Lee Gordon Demarbre)
 
Film Editing by
Lee Demarbre 
 
Art Department
Casey Tourangeau .... propmaster
 
Sound Department
Ray Cook .... optical soundtrack
 
Stunts
Jason McMaster .... stunts
 
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Mark Pollesel .... production assistant
 

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85 min
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The character Maxine Schreck is named after actor Max Schreck of Nosferatu (1922) fame.See more »
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Maxine Schreck:Where have all our lesbians gone?See more »
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References "The Kids in the Hall" (1988)See more »

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37 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Wow, a B-Movie that's actually a B-Movie!, 25 October 2003
Author: sami-18 (sami@interlog.com) from Canada

It's great to see a low budget b-movie that actually looks and feels like a real B-movie! The genre has become so artificially popularized and 'fetishized' that most recent low budget films have seemed more like relatively capable ventures trying to 'appear' as b-movies. I always felt the overall cinematic incompetence of b-movies was a result of poor financial and technological resources available to the filmmaker. Today the idea of a consciously manipulated shaky digicam is considered to be 'low-tech'. How pretentious! Sorry, I just don't have the ability to reconcile the inherent academic quagmire of the high-tech/low-tech dichotomous relationship that is today's modern b-cinema. Any filmmaker can now pretend to be Orson Welles or Roger Corman rather than find himself forced to follow one or the other due to his vision and associated resources.

So how does this all preface a review of "Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter"? Well, here's a grungy little film that never finds a slick moment and something about that is really satisfying. The acting, camera-work, sound, editing, lighting, dubbing and just about every other cinematic component is raw and unrefined... and this is precisely the kind of film they intended to make! All the members of this film - director Demabre, writer Driscoll, the actors, the vampires, the zombies, the lesbians, the corpses, the atheists, the bystanders, the props, the locations - seem to be complicit in the joke. Everyone seems to be having a great time just trying to commit this crazy idea to film.

But should you actually see this film? If you grew up watching b-movies, and aged into understanding what the genre is all about, then you'll easily sink into this little bloodlust and likely soil yourself by the end credits. If you recently discovered b-movies because of some oblique connection to Quentin Tarantino and a brief sitting through the 'Blair Witch Project' you'll think it's far too low-brow and a waste of good film stock - not to mention being embarrassed in front of your beret-wearing, gitannes-smoking, art-house friends for seeing such a film.

"Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter" is a riot from beginning to end. Like many of it's great predecessors ("A Polish Vampire in Burbank" comes to mind) it's an ironic, creative, cliched genre experiment wrapped up in a consciously handicapped final package. Phil Caracas, who plays Jesus, has the kind of hardened gristled features we've seen on the faces of actors like Gary Oldman and Bruce Campbell. Like Campbell, Caracas never falters with his role - he remains in character and truly projects the necessary determined, single-minded missionary/militant slayer attitude throughout. This no-name actor is actually very good! Unlike Campbell though, Caracas only appears to be about 5'2" tall, but that somehow adds an even greater depth to his character's anger!

The kung-fu sequences are surprisingly well conceived and executed for such a film. The action is always hilarious and, as viewers, we're constantly aware that the actors are just barely fulfilling the required stunt choreography. One can imagine the director shouting, "Cut! That's good enough. We'll just have to go with that and fix it in editing!" But in this film even the editing phase is likely to be a clunky non-fix. Classic! Most memorable are the scenes of Jesus using drum sticks and pool cues to kill vampires in a jazz club, and a daylight vampire battle in a park where real families can be seen picknicking and playing in the background. A true b-movie cares not for silly protocol such as securing a proper location shoot!

Find this film... somewhere... watch it, and poop your pants!

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