Today I watched The VelociPastor, a brilliant b-movie about a priest who gets scratched by a haunted dinosaur claw, and gains the power to transform into a dinosaur and fight crime.
It’s wonderful – appalling dialogue, terrible special effects and ludicrous camera angles, and for all of its 75 minutes doesn’t outstay its welcome.
I wonder how hard they had to work to make it so loveably ramshackle. The actors play the whole thing straight, without winking at the camera, and the impossibly low budget becomes a virtue when upstate New York can stand in for China, Vietnam and anywhere else the plot requires.
It’s also the first film to have the amazing line "see you after priest college" – really, what else could you want?