Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell A Scott Shaw Zen Film

Scott Shaw Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell
A Scott Shaw Zen Film

It's All the Hell You Can Handle.

Created, Produced, and Directed by Scott Shaw, SAMURAI VAMPIRE BIKERS FROM HELL is a comic book style Action-Adventure.

Its lead character, Alexander Hell, (SCOTT SHAW), is a cross-dimensional mercenary. He rides his Harley out of the dark abyss to send ancient vampires back to Hell.

The essential co-stars of the cast are: Kenneth H. Kim, (who also co-wrote and co-produced the film), Roger Ellis, Douglas Jackson, Saemi Nakamura, Susan Jay, and Tipsy LaFabula. Plus, Selina Jayne appears in the longer version of the film, Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter.

Keanu Reeves' sister, Kim Reeves, also appears in this film.


  • Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell was one of the first independent feature films that was shot on video tape to receive international distribution.

  • It was also one of the first feature films to be shot on video and then transferred to 35mm film for its theatrical release in Japan.

  • It was Scott Shaw's plan with this movie to shoot an entire feature film over one weekend—in two days. For the most part, this was accomplished. Production began on Friday evening and finished at 4:00 AM on Sunday night.

  • Independent features are always a team effort. Sergio Coro, the Camera Assistant from The Roller Blade Seven became the cinematographer for this film. Susan Jay did a great job of helping with casting and pre-production. Tipsy LaFabula let us use her Laurel Canyon home for the first night of shooting. Roger Ellis and Selina Jayne let us shoot at their Los Feliz apartment. Joe Contreras provided a great warehouse set. And, Joel Ciniero provided great still photography and pickup cinematography support throughout the film.

  • Many of the players from this film also appeared in Scott Shaw's Samurai Johnny Frankenstein.

  • Scott Shaw won the Best Director trophy at the Tokyo Experimental Film Festival for this movie.

Here are a couple of published magazine interviews where Scott Shaw discusses aspects of Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell:


Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell DVD
Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell on Amazon Prime Video

Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter
Alexander Hell Vampire Hunter DVD
Alexander Hell The Vampire Hunter on Amazon Prime Video

This is a longer version of the Scott Shaw, Cult Film Classic, Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell. This version of the film was previously only released in Asia. There is an added thirty minutes to the film and there are extended scenes that were felt to not meet the quality criteria for a wide release in the U.S. Plus, there are additional scenes that were shot using 8mm and Super 8 film.

Samurai Vampires
Samurai Vampires A Zen Speed Flick on Amazon Prime Video
This is the Zen Speed Flick version of Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell. What is a Zen Speed Flick? A Zen Speed Flick is a feature length film cut down to its most essential elements, leaving only the most interesting and fast pasted moments.


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Scott Shaw details production information about Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell and many other Zen Films in these three books:
Zen Filmmaking
Zen Filmmaking

Independent Filmmaking
Independent Filmmaking: Secrets of the Craft

Zen Filmmaking 3
Zen Filmmaking 3: Expanded Writings on Creative Life and the Cinematic Arts

Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell is discussed is such books as:
Mais Vampiros No Cinema
Mais Vampiros No Cinema

Art of Movies
The Art of Movies

Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

The Essential Moster Movie Guide
The Essential Monster Movie Guide: A Century of Creature Features on Film, TV, and Video

The Dracula Syndrome
The Dracula Syndrome

The Dead Travel Fast
The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula

Bowker's Complete Video Directory 2001

As well as in, Два колеса в зеркале экрана
This is a book about biker movies. Directly translated from Russian the title is,
Two Wheels in the Mirror of the Screen.

This film was detailed, discussed, or reviewed in several magazines including:

  • Draculina
  • Film Review
  • Film Threat
  • Shock Cinema
  • Cinefantastique
  • Oriental Cinema
  • Emmy Magazine
  • Back Yard Cinema
  • Independent Video
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Psychotronic Video Magazine

Backyard Cinema
Here's Scott Shaw and Kenneth H. Kim on the cover of the magazine, Backyard Cinema Issue #1 in association with this film.


Scott Shaw

Scott Shaw Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell

Scott Shaw Kenneth H. Kim

Roger Ellis

Saemi Nakamura

Susan Jay

Scott Shaw Samurai Vampire Bilers from Hell

Scott Shaw Tipsy La Fabula

Kenneth H. Kim Scott Shaw

Kenneth H. Kim

Scott Shaw

Roger Ellis


Scott Shaw Directing
Scott Shaw in the Director's Chair


Samurai Vampire Poster
Here is a Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell Theatre Card and Magazine One-Sheet.

No Mercy Productions
Here was my business card from back in the days of Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell.

Here's a poster from one of the films international release titles, Hellzone Rangers.

Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell VHS
Here is the original VHS box for Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell.
Video Tapes, remember those?

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