“The Hybrids Family” is a witty and unique film, a comedy that showcases two “hybrids”: the children of a vampire and witch. Although there are a few mentions of spells and mystical powers, rest assured that this comedy is acted out for pure fun.
In one scene, the witch mother tells her daughter and son, “It’s way past your coffin time.” In another scene, the villain, Prater, tells his bumbling helpers that they are working on “plan 89.”
“What is 89?” asks one of the men.
“Your combined IQ’s,” answers Prater.
This film has something for just about everyone, including romance between a budding film-school director named Maria and Blaz, the son of the vampire and witch. His sister, Velana, gets a chance to sing in Maria’s movie after Maria hears her sing at an open microphone night at a pub. Paul Sorvino turns in a terrific performance as “The Count,” playing what could only be described as the role of a “comedic Bela Lugosi as a vampire.” The film makes a point that everybody has worth and value and also features comedic moments along the way. The themes of “family being a fortune” and reaching for one’s dreams are commendable. As stated in the film, “Have faith in yourself and your talent.” We are awarding the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus.