Some low budget films manage to pull off unexpected success through a combination of charm and ingenuity- others, particularly for some reason 21st century British horror films- don't, and The Reverend is most certainly one of those.
How Rutger Hauer, Tamer Hassan and even Shane Ritchie got roped into this ridiculous cinematic outing is beyond me; I can only assume it was as a favour to the director or whatever, rather than for the money as the budget appears to be non-existent[don't be fooled by the billing either: Hauer and Ritchie only play short cameo roles].
So not even so bad it's good. The premise- a vicar is put through the trials of Job and [somehow] turns into a sort of vampire without the fangs- is daft but, one imagines, still with some potential in another film maker's hands... but not this one. In fact this film is almost as bad as The Wicker Tree, another recent low point in British horror. Thank God British horror-thrillers such as Eden Lake and The Reeds are keeping the flag flying.
So two stars instead of one, purely for the fact I watched it all the way through without reaching for the off buton, and for the only high point of the film, Shane Ritchie's five minute slot as a coke-fiend pimp, which actually is rather good :)