Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Movie Review: "Feast" (2005)

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Director: John Gulager
Year: 2005
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

A group of people from many different walks of life are trapped in an isolated dive bar by a group of hungry creatures. These creatures are intelligent and vicious and ready to tear every person in the bar to pieces and make them their dinner. The group must band together and find a way to survive and either kill or be killed. 

"Feast" is a very fun and sometimes funny creature feature that was funded by Project Greenlight, which makes it a relatively low budget film. This is one of those movies where you should expect the unexpected. Just because someone is named "Hero" doesn't make them that. The story itself is really simple and not unlike a billion other horror movies: monsters attack a bar and the people inside need to survive. There isn't much beyond that and it isn't very original. There also isn't a lot of back story or character building before people start dying beyond a little blurb with their name, occupation, and life expectancy, which is entertaining and comical in and of itself. There is no explanation of what the monsters are or where they come from, but that really isn't necessary. The movie and its entire premise sort of pokes fun at horror cliches while simultaneously being one. Unfortunately, the oftentimes shaky camera can be distracting, and that's a little bit of a knock against it, as well as the complete brown wash over the entire movie. As far as the monsters themselves, their overall look is fantastic, and all the makeup work is pretty spectacular, especially when maggots are crawling out of someone's face. YUCK!

All in all, "Feast" combines graphic and bloody violence, dark humor, and monster sex to make wholly entertaining yet sometimes unexpected film. People who love gore will not be disappointed and it will leave you chuckling at least a little bit, at least for knowing Ben Affleck and Matt Damon produced it.

My Rating: 7.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 8/10
IMDB's Rating: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 56%
Do we recommend this movie:Yes!
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