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Our Holiday Gift Guide continues with a DVD for your family. If you enjoy fantasy movies, this family movie about witches and vampires and their "hybrid" kids is perfect for you. Want to know more about the movie? Read on!
“The Hybrids Family” is a witty and unique comedy about a dysfunctional family of vampires and witches, suitable for children and teens, and fun for adults too!
Teenage siblings Blaz and Velana have a secret—they’re the world’s first vampire/witch hybrids! Their vampire father and witch mother have kept them hidden away for years, but when they fly the coup to start a new normal life, a supernatural family-filled adventure ensues.
“The Hybrids Family” stars Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, Revenge), Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Leanne Agmon (Blue Bloods) and Anne Leighton (Grimm) and was directed by Tony Randel (Beyond Belief, Hellbound: Hellraiser II). It was written by Tony Schweikle and produced by Peter HAS III Inc. and Anthony Entertainment
Blaz and Velana use their power of teleportation to move to Palm Beach, Florida to pursue their dreams. Young romance is on the cards for Blaz, who dreams of a filmmaking career, while Velana seeks the courage to sing in public. Their irate parents are determined to put the kabbash on their plans—and to make matters worse, a scheming warlock and his henchmen are hot on the teens’ trail. But with the ages-old Vampire vs. Witch battle still going strong, it looks like their paternal grandfather, The Count, and matriarch witch grandmother will have to make peace in order to help these spunky hybrids out of their otherworldly conundrum!
Recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval, “The Hybrids Family” is a fun and comedic story for the whole family this Halloween that offers a positive message about the importance of family connection and cross-cultural acceptance.
Director Tony Randel says: “The script for The Hybrids Family came to me at the exact time I was learning to say goodbye to my children's childhood and send them off to college and their futures. It's a melancholy, bittersweet moment for any parent but one that needs to be met gracefully as children leave their youth and embrace their hopeful futures. This is the story I wanted to tell."
Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “Vampire, witches and warlocks—oh my! Perfect for young viewers who want to experience a fantasy world that speaks to their own real-life challenges in a meaningful, entertaining way. And perfect for parents looking for upbeat appropriate films to watch with the whole family.”
This movie is very cute! We watched this as a family and everyone really liked it from 8 yr old Bugman to 18 yr old Kat, Chefy and myself! We received this movie to review back before Halloween and it never really felt like a Halloween movie to me. We like witches and vampire stories and movies, so this was ideal any time. The storyline is really fun. It was simple enough for younger kids to follow along without being too babiesh for the adults. This is a very nice, family film which introduced Bugman to a fantasy world filled with witches and vampires...without all the blood, gore and scary stuff. My mom really loved Paul Sorvino's character, "The Count", but I'm not sure if it was because of his character or because she thinks Paul Sorvino is nice looking. LOL!
This movie is Dove Family Approved for ages 12 and up, but I saw no problems whatsoever with our 8 yr old watching it. Kids growing up and wanting to do their own thing is a natural part of life and that is pretty much what this movie is about! The Shelly's Bits and Pieces family recommends this for other families to enjoy!
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