September 19, 2002
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The Son of God and Mexican wrestler El Santos team up to fight evil in Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter!
posted by the biscuit man (17 comments total)
For a review, some sounds and a video clip take a look here.
posted by the biscuit man at 6:35 AM on September 19, 2002

Damn, vacapinta picked the wrong week to leave MetaFilter.

My only quibble is that I would give this film a better title, something like, "El Santo y Jesu Christo Contra Los Vampiros Diabolicos."
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:46 AM on September 19, 2002

Here's a fantastic collection of vintage Mexican movie posters.
posted by O9scar at 7:18 AM on September 19, 2002

So... what's the watermelon for?

I'll tell you later.
posted by MrBaliHai at 7:20 AM on September 19, 2002

heh. Great no-budget movie. I saw it when it came out here last year. (local guy)
posted by sauril at 7:53 AM on September 19, 2002

hmmm....I wonder why I was expecting to see SouthPark-style animation....
posted by LuxFX at 8:05 AM on September 19, 2002

...and the lesbians. Don't forget the lesbians! (big plot point)

This movie is amazing fun. I saw it at the Atlanta Film Fest this summer. You can download the rockin' end theme song, "Everybody Gets Laid Tonight" here, and the entire score (including the swingin' Bible verse song and some of the other musical/dance numbers) can be found at the composer's site.

DEFINITELY seek out this movie for wacky, low-budget, vampire-slayin' fun.
posted by El_Gray at 8:18 AM on September 19, 2002

reminds me of dead alive's ass-kicking zombie-killing priest: "I KICK ASS FOR THE LORD!"
posted by afx114 at 8:25 AM on September 19, 2002

*Thanks :-)*
posted by Grod at 8:29 AM on September 19, 2002

The movie felt forced in a lot of ways... like it was trying to be a "cult hit" without realizing that cult hits happen, they're not developed with that in mind. Some of the humor was on point, though, and the fight scenes were mildly amusing, but it would have been much more effective as a 45-minute short. than a full-length feature.
posted by laze at 9:15 AM on September 19, 2002

I will break the vampire's SO! With my knee!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:10 AM on September 19, 2002

Next week, on U-62, he's back! And this time, he's mad.
Gandhi II!
No more Mr. Passive Resistance. He's out to kick some butt.
This is one bad mother you don't want to mess with.

"Don't move, slimeball."

He's a one-man wrecking crew, but he also knows how to party.

"Gimme a stake, medium rare"

There is only one law--his law.
Gandhi II!

posted by badstone at 10:23 AM on September 19, 2002

I know, let's team up Buddha and Fred Blassie and let them tag team a horde of zombiefied pencil-neck geeks!
posted by MrBaliHai at 10:39 AM on September 19, 2002

Run, don't walk, to the nearest film festival to see this film. It was my favorite film at the Slamdance Film Festival in January ... and that's saying a lot, since my own film was showing there as well :) I've still got the full set of promotional trading cards and soundtrack on my desk.
posted by bclark at 11:14 AM on September 19, 2002

The bouncers of two of the clubs I frequent here in Ottawa are featured prominently in that movie (one as a mohawked priest, the other as a mad doctor). My piercer is also a lesbian vampire, I think.

It's a fantastic movie.
posted by Jairus at 12:16 PM on September 19, 2002

Yep, i'm gonna have to see this one. For some reason, the trailer reminds me of Six String Samurai.

And anybody else ever wonder how Peter Jackson went from Dead Alive and Bad Taste to his current project? Seems like a pretty big jump ;)
posted by quin at 2:24 PM on September 19, 2002

Ya, is way cool, though admittedly it's more fun for those of us from Ottawa. Still - lesbian vampires, ass-kicking Jesus and masked Mexican wrestlers a fine film do make.
posted by Marquis at 5:28 PM on September 19, 2002

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