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Film Review: The Wrath Of The Violent Vicar

Read what we thought of the Dead Good Film’s Like horror, Wrath Of The Violent Vicar!

Film: Wrath Of The Violent Vicar
Director: Nick Box (Dead Good Films Like)
Release Date: November 2013

The term ‘Bible-Basher’ will have a whole new meaning to you once you have seen  Wrath Of The Violent Vicar, herein known as WOTVV. The latest film by Indie film maker Nik Box and the second part of his Christploitation Trilogy, the first being ‘Brutal Jesus And The House Of Wasted Youth’.

WOTVV follows the trials and tribulations of Father Luke, a man chosen and directed on his quest by Jesus Christ himself to rid his town of the evil Reverend Drago and his minions. Like all good exploitation films, this follows the idea of revenge and redemption. Early in the film Father Luke is pinned down by the minions of Reverend Drago whilst they urinate in his mouth. Yes you read that right. They urinate in a vicars mouth. I think this is probably a very good time to point out that if you are looking for the next ‘Citizen Kane’ or something to watch with the family on a Sunday afternoon, then the 25 minutes that are WOTVV is really not for you.

If on the other hand you are a fan of exploitation then you will will love this! It’s cheap (amazingly shot on a budget of £100). It’s violent (the opening credits see Father Luke beat a man to death with his bible for littering). It’s grotesque (not only is their urination, blood and savage beatings. This is the first time I have ever seen a man blessed by his own faeces). The acting is also beautifully over the top. Father Luke plays the violent hero well behind a plastic smile and the kind of dead eyes you see in only the truly devout. Director Nik Box hams it up as the villainous Reverend Drago but it’s the Jesus Christ character who really owns this one. Don’t expect Jim Caviezel in ‘The Last temptation Of Christ’ oh no. This Jesus is much more in your face. One part foul mouthed hoodlum, one part TV evangelist. He links the scenes with tirades and monologues, his aim to fire up Father Luke, prepare him for his destiny, his battle with Reverend Drago. Jesus christ is beautifully over the top.

WOTVV is no doubt a film that will split opinion, many will hate it but those who love it will really love it and watch it again and again. I haven’t even mentioned the ‘Rocky’ style training montage and the battle of the bibles (you will never see a sword fight the same way again).

A nasty little film, in the worst possible taste and I mean that in the best possible way.


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