FEAST your eyes on this one…
Silly pun aside, the movie “FEAST” was pretty interesting. Again, this Easter was a time for crazy movies. I was at my boyfriend TkOut’s house, and I had a choice of “Seven Days in Utopia” (a golfing movie – ick), or whatever TkOut could find. I chose the latter – and wound up watching a movie from 2005 that I haven’t seen in years. Watching it again, I was surprised to see some familiar faces. Navi Rawat (“The O.C.“, “House of Sand and Fog“), Henry Rollins, Krista Allen (“The Final Destination“, “Liar Liar“, and “Anger Management”) and Josh Zuckerman (“Sex Drive” and “Surviving Christmas“) are just a few. I can almost guarantee that you’ll recognize other faces as well.
This particular creature feature starts out in some bar in the middle of nowhere, crowded with a cliche cast. The movie even mocks the cliches by introducing them with a short run-down of who they are, a fun fact or two, and their life expectancy. You might even chuckle aloud. After a quick sex scene between the drunken bar owner and a woman (possibly a waitress?) the movie gets going in earnest. Random strangers burst in covered in blood, yelling about some coming terror. Then the blood bath begins!
The movie successfully markets itself as a cheesy, B-grade film, but quickly wins over the viewer with some seriously gory special effects. Even the creature animation is pretty good – from the animal-skull head down to the claw-laden feet. Thankfully, the movie never loses sight of what it is, and doesn’t spend time allowing the characters to sermonize or ponder the creatures. Once they arrive, it’s a knock-down-drag-out war between human and beast. The movie delivers unapologetic gore at every opportunity – even going so far as to coat one of the more annoying characters in a spray of acid-vomit that causes him to rot while still alive (insert copious maggots).
At turns funny and terrifying, “FEAST” is not to be missed! If you’re looking for something campy and cool, I highly recommend this movie. (Warning: NOT FOR CHILDREN! Short scenes of human sex, and a smidgeon of monster sex.) Apparently, there is also a second movie, “FEAST 2: Sloppy Seconds“, which I will be reviewing when I can get my hands on a copy.