HAWK AND REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS (2020) Preview of comedy horror

 

Hawk and Rev: Vampire Slayers is a 2020 American comedy horror film about two incompetent idiots who face off against the undead. Hilarity ensues, obviously.

Written, directed by and starring Ryan Barton-Grimley, the movie also stars Ari Schneider, Jana Savage and Richard Gayler.

Plot:

Philip “Hawk” Hawkins doesn’t just dream about killing vampires – He eats, sleeps, drinks and freakin’ breaths it. After getting kicked out of the Army for staking a fellow soldier with a blunt two by four, Hawk almost dies of boredom working as a night security guard in his hometown of Santa Muerte, California.

Just when it looks like all Hawk’s options in life have expired, filthy blood-sucking vampires appear and of course – nobody freakin’ believes him. With his back up against the wall, his sweaty Karate Kid headband on and hordes of murderous vampires closing in, Hawk enlists the help of the one person who kind of believes him – Revson “Rev” McCabe, a dimwitted, vegan-pacifist groundskeeper. Together they join forces to save the whole entire freakin’ world. Well, at least their hometown anyway…

Reviews:

“I got a few laughs out of it, but the humor wasn’t appealing enough to me to make me enjoy sitting through such a slow-moving story. The last 35 minutes, though, that was good stuff, and the movie does have some really cool-looking credits.” Arrow in the Head

“I absolutely loved this quick — 84 minutes! — blast of 80’s infused horror comedy, which moves at a lighting pace and makes you fall for all of its characters. I could foresee several films within this world and hope that this is exactly what the filmmakers intend!” B&A About Movies

” …whereas a film like Hawk and Rev may have been perfectly acceptable in the ’80s, it’s not that entertaining today. This is a movie that sticks to its guns in terms of replicating the look and feel of the kinds of films 80’s kids may remember. However, as far as characters, plot and dialogue are concerned then it may have been nice to have a little originality.” BRWC

“There wasn’t a single scene that allowed my attention to wane. From hilarious dialogue, slapstick comedy and a whole load of OTT gore. This movie had it all. The acting was superb with each character bringing their own individual comedy element to the scene.” Erebus Horror

” …a complete misfire. The direction, the music, the story–you name it and this comes up lacking. It’s entirely too gleefully moronic and poorly assembled with little to no internal logic yet wears all that like a badge of honor–which I’m sure some will find utterly hilarious. The performances aren’t the worst you’ll see is probably the nicest thing I could say…” Horror Buzz

Hawk and Rev: Vampire Slayers is daft, it’s stupid and, unlike a lot of movies I receive to review, it’s actually meant to be daft and stupid. In fact, it’s an utter delight from start to finish.” My Bloody Reviews

” …a broad genre comedy with humour that sometimes tilts towards the moronic, but stays clear from just being a sketch parade throughout and does actually follow an engaging narrative structure. So basically, you might not go out of this movie enlightened, but it’s rather hard not to laugh about plenty of it…” Search My Trash

Release:

Hawk and Rev: Vampire Slayers will be available to rent or own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms and DVD on March 16, 2021, via Freestyle Digital Media.

Cast and characters:

Ryan Barton-Grimley … Philip “Hawk” Hawkins
Ari Schneider … Revson McCabe / Forneus
Jana Savage … Theo
Richard Gayler … Jasper
Jeff Lorch … Deputy Jack Scroggins
Casey Graf … Arnold
David Rickabaugh … Zagan
Jack Bradley … Andros
Kevin Ocampo … Terry
Jason Kaye … Hamish
Brian Sturges … Stan
Nicole Wyland … Cheryl
Eric Jenkins … Thadwick
George Steeves … Private Dirkman
Audrey Haworth … Sister Sam

Filming locations:

Santa Muerte, California

Trailer: