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Pastor Doug Jones (Greg Cohan) witnesses his parents death and is left questioning his faith. During a trip to China to clear his head, he witnesses a woman be mortally wounded by a ninja. She gives him a mysterious artifact that accidentally infects him when he cuts his hand. Back home again, he begins to feel strange urges which leads to him transforming into a velociraptor. He decides to use his curse for good and unleash his inner beast on evildoers.

Starting out as a 2011 [[WebVideo/TheVelociPastor fake trailer]] that gained a cult following, the filmmakers expanded the idea out to a full motion picture. Shot on a low budget, this intentionally hokey film repeatedly draws attention to it's own cheapness and ludicrous premise.

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Pastor Doug Jones (Greg Cohan) witnesses his parents parents' death and is left questioning his faith. During a trip to China UsefulNotes/{{China}} to clear his head, he witnesses a woman be mortally wounded by a ninja.{{ninja}}. She gives him a mysterious artifact that accidentally infects him when he cuts his hand. Back home again, he begins to feel strange urges which leads to him transforming into a velociraptor. He decides to use his curse for good and unleash his inner beast on evildoers.

Starting out as a 2011 [[WebVideo/TheVelociPastor fake trailer]] that gained a cult following, the filmmakers expanded the idea out to a full motion picture. Shot on a low budget, this intentionally hokey film repeatedly draws attention to it's its own cheapness and ludicrous premise.


->''"Last Night was... amazing"''

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->''"Last Night night was... amazing"''amazing."''



* TransformationHorror: Parodied. The transformation is supposed to be horrible in universe, but the cheapness of the effects makes it look ridiculous. This is of course, deliberate.

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* TransformationHorror: Parodied. The transformation is supposed to be horrible in universe, InUniverse, but the cheapness of the effects makes it look ridiculous. [[StylisticSuck This is of course, deliberate.
deliberate.]]


* SpecialEffectsFailure: [[invoked]]Done repeatedly for laughs, the films opening scene even includes the deaths of the protagonist's parents with a "Missing SFX" message superimposed over the screen.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: [[invoked]]Done repeatedly for laughs, the films opening scene even includes the deaths of the protagonist's laughs. When Doug's parents with are killed in a "Missing SFX" message superimposed burning car, the scene simply has white text saying "VFX: car on fire" over the screen.an empty chunk of street while he hammily screams in horror.


** There is no evidence that the quote came from Ghandi. But rather MiamiConnection; another hokey, ludicrous, and cheap movie which was super violent but denounced violence.

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** There is no evidence that the quote came from Ghandi. But rather MiamiConnection; Miami Connection; another hokey, ludicrous, and cheap movie which was super violent but denounced violence.


** There is no evidence that the quote came from Ghandi. But rather Miami Connection; another hokey, ludicrous, and cheap movie which was super violent but denounced violence.

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** There is no evidence that the quote came from Ghandi. But rather Miami Connection; MiamiConnection; another hokey, ludicrous, and cheap movie which was super violent but denounced violence.

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** There is no evidence that the quote came from Ghandi. But rather Miami Connection; another hokey, ludicrous, and cheap movie which was super violent but denounced violence.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Carol is "killed", the very same ninja who have just "killed" her start weeping as Doug cries for her.


* Epigraph: ''"Only through the elimination of violence will be finally be able to achieve world peace." - Gandhi.'' [[spoiler: Superimposed over a shot of our hero screaming, covered in blood, and triumphantly holding up the head of the villain.]]

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* Epigraph: {{Epigraph}}: ''"Only through the elimination of violence will be finally be able to achieve world peace." - Gandhi.'' [[spoiler: Superimposed over a shot of our hero screaming, covered in blood, and triumphantly holding up the head of the villain.]]

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* Epigraph: ''"Only through the elimination of violence will be finally be able to achieve world peace." - Gandhi.'' [[spoiler: Superimposed over a shot of our hero screaming, covered in blood, and triumphantly holding up the head of the villain.]]
* EvilLaugh: That go on for ''minutes.''
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Carol.


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* LudicrousGibs: In a flashback, Father Stewart's girlfriend steps on a mine and is instantly ''[[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank liquified]]''.
-->'''Soldier:''' I don't think we can do anything for her, she's too far gone.


* SpecialEffectsFailure: Done repeatedly for laughs, the films opening scene even includes the deaths of the protagonist's parents with a "Missing SFX" message superimposed over the screen.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Done [[invoked]]Done repeatedly for laughs, the films opening scene even includes the deaths of the protagonist's parents with a "Missing SFX" message superimposed over the screen.


->''"Last Night was... amazing"\\
"What are you talking about?"\\
"The time you turned into a dinosaur and ate someone."\\
"WHAT?!"''

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->''"Last Night was... amazing"\\
"What
amazing"''
->''"What
are you talking about?"\\
"The
about?"''
->''"The
time you turned into a dinosaur and ate someone."\\
"WHAT?!"''
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->''"WHAT?!"''


->''"Last Night was... amazing" "What are you talking about?" "The time you turned into a dinosaur and ate someone." "WHAT?!"''

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->''"Last Night was... amazing" amazing"\\
"What are you talking about?" about?"\\
"The time you turned into a dinosaur and ate someone." "\\
"WHAT?!"''



''The VelociPastor'' is a 2019 horror-science fiction-action-comedy in which a priest gains the power to transform into a dinosaur and kill evildoers.

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''The VelociPastor'' [=VelociPastor=]'' is a 2019 horror-science fiction-action-comedy in which a priest gains the power to transform into a dinosaur and kill evildoers.

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->''"Last Night was... amazing" "What are you talking about?" "The time you turned into a dinosaur and ate someone." "WHAT?!"''
-->-- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JppwKpfOgyo Official Trailer]]

''The VelociPastor'' is a 2019 horror-science fiction-action-comedy in which a priest gains the power to transform into a dinosaur and kill evildoers.

Pastor Doug Jones (Greg Cohan) witnesses his parents death and is left questioning his faith. During a trip to China to clear his head, he witnesses a woman be mortally wounded by a ninja. She gives him a mysterious artifact that accidentally infects him when he cuts his hand. Back home again, he begins to feel strange urges which leads to him transforming into a velociraptor. He decides to use his curse for good and unleash his inner beast on evildoers.

Starting out as a 2011 [[WebVideo/TheVelociPastor fake trailer]] that gained a cult following, the filmmakers expanded the idea out to a full motion picture. Shot on a low budget, this intentionally hokey film repeatedly draws attention to it's own cheapness and ludicrous premise.
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* AssholeVictim: Doug's first victim is a sleazy mugger, in fact all the villains also count.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Ninjas abound!
* MookHorrorShow: Doug's victims are frequently terrified, and for good reason.
* SecretKeeper: Doug's prostitute friend Carol.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Done repeatedly for laughs, the films opening scene even includes the deaths of the protagonist's parents with a "Missing SFX" message superimposed over the screen.
* TransformationHorror: Parodied. The transformation is supposed to be horrible in universe, but the cheapness of the effects makes it look ridiculous. This is of course, deliberate.

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