Sink Your Fangs Into The Trailer For Horror Comedy ‘Hawk And Rev: Vampire Slayers’

August 17, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Ahead of its World Premiere at the Dances with Films Festival in L.A. later this month, we’ve got the trailer for Ryan Barton Grimley’s horror-comedy Hawk And Rev: Vampire Slayers which teases a frighteningly funny, blood-soaked flick.

Grimley, Ari Schneider, Jana Savage, and Richard Gayler star in the indie film that follows Philip “HAWK” Hawkins who 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 at a deserted warehouse 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, no one freakin’ believes him! With his back up against the wall, his sweaty Karate Kid headband tied on tight, real tight, and hordes of blood-thirsty 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.

So why the heck did I make my film Hawk and Rev: Vampire Slayers? Honestly… The world is just so serious. It’s exhausting being tapped into media and technology 24 hours a day. It’s really intense how many issues are happening around the world. There are so many problems everywhere and I was looking for an escape… I was looking for a laugh and something heartfelt. I was looking for some much-needed levity and humor. I was looking for a break. Hawk and Rev: Vampire Slayers is quite simply a love letter to my childhood and a more innocent and clueless time when everything seemed possible and like it would turn out okay. It’s a love letter to goofy weirdos with big dreams and ridiculous ideas. It’s just plain old fashioned escapism. Sure, there are themes and morals and critiques of the ’80s, specifically toxic masculinity and homophobia in there too, but at the end of the day, I really just hope you enjoy the ride and leave with a nice heartfelt feeling and the knowledge that maybe… just maybe… we’ll all be okay. “ Writer/director Ryan Barton Grimley said. 

Produced by Ryan Barton-Grimley, Ari Schneider, A.J Gordon, and Jeremy Wanek, with music by Robby Elfman and Ari Schneider (Composer), the film was edited by Grimley and Jeremy Wanek.

Hawk And Rev: Vampire Slayers will be the ‘midnight movie’ on the opening and closing night of the festival, playing August 28the and September 5th.


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