THE VELOCIPASTOR || HXFF 2018 - Canadian Premiere


THE VELOCIPASTOR
|| CANADIAN PREMIERE ||
2017, DIR. BRENDAN STEERE, 70 MIN. USA

Starring: Gregory James Cohan, Alyssa Kempinski, Daniel E. Steere, Jiechang Yang, Aurelio Voltaire, Jesse Turits, Fernando Pacheco de Castro

SHOW TIMES: Saturday, March 24: @ 11:59pm
(screens with short THE JERRY SHOW)

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Recommended If You Like

Ninjas * Dinosploitation * Kooky Clergy * Horror Comedies * Homemade Rubber Monsters

SHORT SUMMARY

After losing his parents, a priest travels to China, where he inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a hooker convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas.


FULL DESCRIPTION

Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like.

We reserve our coveted HXFF Midnight Slot for the funniest, the wildest, and the most loony late-night horror and grindhouse fare we can find. This year, that honour goes to The VelociPastor -- a horror comedy spoof of everything we love about late 80s early 90s direct-to-VHS or latenight cable schlock. Ninjas! Rubber Dinosaurs! Sleazy Drug Dealers! Conflicted Clergy turned Criminal-Killers! It's got everything swinging madly from a shoe-string budget that feels like it might snap at any minute -- and damn is it funny.

A priest with the power to transform into a dinosaur teams up with a hooker with a heart of gold to clean up the streets, which leads them into conflict with a Ninja-fronted drug ring. Don't let the intentional ludicrousness of the premise lead you to pause. The VelociPastor is hilariously goofy, intentionally bonkers, but by no means a throw-away satire. It's made with incredible care, humour, the most sincerest insincerity, and a clear love for all things we adore about so-bad-its-good movies.  Trust us -- The VelociPastor is worth staying up for. It will make you a believer. Can I get an AHMEN?(Aaron Allen)

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