"The Witches Hammer"
Witches DVD cover
The return of the British
vampire movie! Or so says the box breathlessly. I confess that
British cinema can be downright entertaining--I've seen enough
BBC America to have at least some understanding on that point,
So I confess further that I was definitely interested in The
Witches Hammer when I got a copy from MTI.
The Witches Hammer
posits an unexpected vampire who is trained by a coven of witches
to go forth and kill herself a whole slew of vampires. No glitter,
no whining and no stupid teenage girls here, folks, just a whole
lot of bloodsuckers getting blasted. But the plot our vampire
vampire killer finds herself neck deep in is a whole lot more
complicated than she ever expected.
There are a lot of
fantastic sequences here, lots of jumping around that actually
makes things a bit scarier for the fact that you only get a brief
glimpse of what it is you're SEEING in those jumps. And there
are plenty of nifty asides for those who watch carefully--see
if you can catch at least two Star Wars references on the poster
at the circus!
And, there will even
manage to be a few laughs in all this! About the only thing stopping
this from being a full on four star title is the fact that I'm
not hugely into vampires. But if you like vampire movies, this
one should blow your mind.
The ending will bring
some really impressive surprises and twists, so pay a little bit
of attention and you'll be well rewarded.
The special features
include a making of featurette, a sound documentary with score
featurette, a blooper reel and trailers for The Witches Hammer,
Metamorphosis, Lost Treasure of the Maya and Albino Farm.
All in all, this is
one seriously impressive vampire action horror comedy movie. Anyone
with a bad taste in their mouth from Twilight should
definitely check this one out.
Directed by James Eaves
Written by James Eaves
Starring Sally Reeve, Claudia Coulter, Jonathan Sidgwick, Jason
Produced by James Eaves
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