What It’s About: Jesus (Phil Caracas) returns to battle an army of vampires who no longer fear the sun.
Why Watch it Today?: Happy Easter! Celebrate with this thoroughly ridiculous and off-the-wall Canadian mash-up of Jesus (admittedly, a very liberal take on Jesus) and vampire, kung-fu, and Mexican wrestling films, shot on a micro budget by enthusiastic amateurs.
Where to Get It: Watch at Amazon and Vudu or Netflix (DVD)
Other Choices: Last year we suggested the giant killer bunny film Night of the Lepus; you might also watch The Last Temptation of Christ, or even combine all three into a Sacrilicious Easter Sunday triple feature, provided you don’t mind watching movies that are wildly different in terms of quality, production values, themes, and genre.
This sounds too good to be true. Any Jesus Christ zombie movies out there?
One wag on Facebook pointed out that this already is a “zombie vs. vampire” movie, but I think that shows a poor understanding of the undead. “If it’s undead but not a vampire its a zombie” is just plain wrong. Our understanding of zombies is much closer to the traditional understanding of ghouls mixed with the mindlessness of the Haitian zombie. Then of course there are all those other kinds of undead fiends.
In any case, to actually answer your question, I’m not sure if I know of any. I know the older stuff better than the newer stuff, though, and there are so many zombie movies that are released DTV and internationally that I really have no idea. I know a friend did art for an indy comic series with that premise. There’s also Messiah of Evil which isn’t quite a full on modern zombie movie, but I think does include a cult leader with a religious take on the walking dead.
A quick search shows at least two low budget zombie movies: The Zombie Christ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXVuPHaR6ZM
and Jesus Hates Zombies: http://www.jesushateszombies.com/ which is a film version of the comic my friend did art for, I think.
Oh, and as far as this being too good to be true-its fun, but its uneven and definitely a no-budget film, so just be aware of that going in, should you ever get the chance to watch.