DVD Features:Widescreen Presentation,Still Gallery,Original Production Art,Director and Actor Bio with Kevin Van Hook and Casper Van Dien,DVD Rom of Script,Photo & Concept Art Gallery
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- Commentary by Writer/Director Kevin VanHook and Star Casper Van Dien
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Top Customer Reviews
GOT WHAT I EXPECTED. CASPER VAN DIEN SEEMED UNABLE TO SHOW MUCH INTEREST IN
HIS ROLE BUT, HE WAS NOT ALONE. I GAVE THE MOVIE TWO STARS BECAUSE OF THE
TWO OUTSTANDING CHARACTER ACTORS IN THIS MOVIE, TONY PLANA, AND DANNY TREJO
WHO ARE ALWAYS WORTH WATCHING EVEN IN A PLASTIC MOVIE LIKE THIS. SAVE YOUR
MONEY THERE ARE A LOT BETTER B GRADE MOVIES OUT THERE. I'M LEFT WONDERING
HOW THIS ONE GOT RELEASED.
The most intriguing thing about Slayer is that it contains the least convincing fight scene since Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter. When that's the best thing you can say about a movie, it's pretty bad.
I realize that most of the top cast in here are pretty well-known for being bad actors. But was Lynda Carter always this awful, or does she just turn in the worst performance of her career? I don't think I've seen her in anything but commercials for twenty-five years or so, so I really can't remember. The horrible thing is that the rest of the cast is so bad that Carter's Razzy-worthy performance is about par for the course. In fact, the majority of this cast is so bad that they almost make the worthless Casper van Dien look good. Kevin Grevioux may actually be the worst actor I have ever seen in a movie. He desperately wants to be Ken Foree. He fails in every respect.
As for what passes for a plot in this farce: an army unit, headed by Hawk (van Dien) and Grieves (Grevioux), somewhere in the remote jungles of South America, is attacked by a band of vampires-- ninja vampires, no less-- who aren't afraid of daylight. (Daywalking is the only change to traditional vampire lore here, despite one vampire's assertion during the film that the "fairy tales" got almost nothing right.) Six months later, nearby villages are being raided, and the army's sending in fresh troops. Grieves is already in South America, and Hawk is on the next boat. You know what happens.
About the only reason to watch this movie is that Danny Trejo has a small role in it, and is his usual self. Otherwise, this movie is trite, badly-acted, badly-scripted, with little attention paid to such things as cinematography, set design, or costuming.Read more ›
It's all pretty harmless and not very scary, but there's lots of gore and hissing vampires.
Fans of the genre will be pleased, but not overwhelmed.
This movie is average in every aspect. Nothing at all outstanding happens here. The acting, special effects and story are all middle of the road. Actually, I'm probably being generous when I say all that. Despite the mediocrity of Slayer, I enjoyed it. The action and comedic presentation (probably not intentional) of the violence kept me entertained. I think that if you're interested in this movie, you should rent it. You may not want it taking up space at your house.
It almost seems like Casper Van Dien was the only one that was allowed to be a good actor.
Everyone else was awful. Even my childhood favorite Linda Carter. (please forgive me Ms. Carter)
But hey, not to bad for a first time filmmaker
Actually, for an original Sci-fi channel film this is a reasonably good ride. Well at least the first half is reasonably good.
The film starts Predator style, with a team of marines in the Amazon battling vampires which are not affected by sunlight and rip old ladies in half. (This is actually the best scene in the movie.) Yes, I know they jump around like Circus de Soleil rejects and somehow the Russian twin acrobats from Octopussy were bitten and wandered onto the set.
Anyhow, Casper Van Dien gets back to the states and Linda Carter (Yes Wonder Woman is in this film and no she still can't act) sends Van Dien back to the jungle with a new team (his last team having become vampire chow) to kill the vampires and rescue his ex-wife. (No one actually cares that the natives are being slaughtered but one lost blond woman and the marines are called out.) Why is Van Diem's ex-wife in a jungle infested with day walking vampires to begin with? Neither I ,nor as far as I can tell she, knows.
The vampires are now led by Van Diem's second in command (Kevin Grevioux at his gravelly voiced, over-sized best) and are using military tactics. This is surprising since both the fight scenes (and the vampires) actually become less effective.
The movies continuity also takes a large hit during the second half as characters apparently are using a Star Trek transporter to get from one location to another. (Prepare to be disoriented.) The less said about the pathetic ending monster the better (except it reminded me of Raptor Island and Chupacabra Terror).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did not like this movie at all. It was very weak in all departments. I would not recommend to any friends.Published on January 28, 2013 by A User
As a Casper Van Dien fan, i was able to get a small amount of enjoyment out of this, but it's pretty sloppy. Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by M. Price
THIS MOVIE IS FULL OF AWESOME-SAUCE. Seriously. The only issue I have with it is the gross misuse of Ray Park, who obviously owns at everything. Don't hold back, Ray! Read morePublished on November 14, 2009 by Helen Beemon
This is a pretty good little action/horror film with some extremely beautiful location photography and an attractive cast who do their best with a fairly silly script. Read morePublished on October 1, 2009 by Gregorio
Picked this up at the rental store hoping it might be good judging it from the cover (I should have learned from Dracula 3000-dont EVEN get me started on that one). Read morePublished on May 28, 2009 by Jolene Rogers