A couple of years ago, there was a reality show called Project Greenlight. Produced in part by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the concept of the show was to give an opportunity for first time film makers to make a feature film. The first two seasons aired on HBO while the third season aired on Bravo. Today’s movie was selected as the winner in the third season, which I have to admit is pretty surprising. So let’s get on to today’s movie, Feast.
The plot: It’s just your average night in a rundown bar in the middle of nowhere for the usual patrons. But all that changes when a blood splattered man bursts into the bar and warning them that a pack of killer creatures is heading in their direction. Before the patrons can get any further information from him, the man is pulled partially out the window and his head is ripped off. A woman runs in and gets the patrons to help her lock the place down. Now the patrons are forced to work together to try and survive the night before the creatures kill them all.
I am actually surprised that a horror movie won something like this since usually horror movies are passed over for other types of movies. However, it won and during it’s limited theatrical run, it would make $690,000, which was more than the previous two seasons winners combined. The critics were somewhat mixed as shown by the 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it has become somewhat of a cult favorite since it’s release on DVD and managed to spawn 2 sequels.
This is pretty much what I expect from a horror movie. Lot’s of blood and gore, some gruesome deaths, a little bit of dark, slapstick humor, and a couple of scenes to make you jump. I thought this was a pretty good movie. I thought the opening scene where they listed everyone’s names and survivability rates was really funny. The actors were decent with a couple of surprising appearances in the form of Jason Mewes and Henry Rollins. The effects were pretty decent and surprisingly better than I thought they would be. Yes, there is a lot of blood and gore so if you are squeamish, then you really shouldn’t watch this movie.
If you don’t mind an overabundance of blood and gore, then this is worth watching.
Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5