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The title of Lee Gordon Demarbre’s Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter pretty much says it all—85 minutes of Our Lord and Savior righteously beating the shit out of an army of unholy bloodsuckers. Sure, there’s a barely discernible story line buried beneath the layers of gore—something about the disappearance of the local lesbian community, vampires who walk freely in the daylight, and the second coming of Christ. But who needs story when you’ve got low-budget kung-fu action featuring punk-rock priests, a thrift-store-shopping Jesus, and a Mexican wrestling superstar vs. legions of vampire dykes? Drawing heavily from ’70s exploitation films, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter’s tongue-in-cheek take on biblical prophecy and contemporary sexual politics comes complete with swanky soundtrack and laughable dubbing. Add a musical number and a special appearance by God in the form of a cherry sundae, and you’ve got something much better to do tonight than watch Buffy reruns. The power of Christ compels you to watch at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (Matthew Borlik)