The Witches Hammer is about a woman who is turned into a vampire against her will. She desperately wants to get back to her former life, but finds out that her thirst for blood makes her a danger to her young son, so she trains to be an assassin and watches her son from afar. Then most of the people that she works for are slaughtered and she and the only person left, who is truly a good person, set out to find the " Witches Hammer", a book that is like the Bible for all witches and contains some of the deadliest spells known to man.
This movie starts out serious, but eventually it segues into the type of film that is definitely reminiscent of 1980's campy horror flicks. That is because despite the tone of seriousness to the film there are parts that are so ridiculous that they could only be construed as laughable. Those elements make impossible for a person to take this film on a truly serious note. One of them is that one of the bad guys is so concerned with the female he loves that he runs right outside in broad daylight and only after he sees her as dust does he realize that it is actually daytime and he almost gets a curse word out before he turns into dust himself. The heroine does kick some butt. Towards the end there is a hint of romance in the film as well. There are plenty of elements to this film, but none of them are great, but put all together they make a movie that is semi-decent to okay and because it is a bit funny and somewhat over-the-top I rate it as 4 stars. Be forewarned there is some gore in this film and I don't recommend it for young children.