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Feast (2005)

  Tags: Anthony, Balthazar Getty, blood, cheesy, Clu Gulager, creature feature, Duane Whitaker, Eileen Ryan, Feast, gore, Henry Rollins, Jason Mewes, Jenny Wade, John Gulager, Josh Zuckerman, Judah Friedlander, Krista Allen, Navi Rawat, splatter

Your rating: None Average: 7.9 (11 votes)
Reviewer Rating: 
8

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Rating #: 
8/10
Director: 
John Gulager
Runtime: 
92 minutes
Cast: 
Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Navi Rawat, Josh Zuckerman, Eileen Ryan, Jenny Wade, Henry Rollins, Judah Friedlander, Jason Mewes, Anthony "Treach" Criss, Clu Gulager, Duane Whitaker


Feast is the brainchild of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight 3 reality TV series that aired last year, and is also apparently the last season. I never watched it before, so I didn't know what kind of film this was until pictures and more info started popping up online. This would have gotten an earlier and possibly wider theatrical release had the Weinstein Company not split with Disney, but since the split the release date was up in limbo for the longest time. It wasn't until earlier this year that it was announced to get a very limited theatrical run before hitting DVD shelves this October.

Feast suffers the same fate as countless other movies did with Dimension Films -- the studio barely releases or promotes the film only to have it hit DVD quietly, with only word-of-mouth to back it up. If it weren't for us die-hard horror fanatics we'd probably never hear about this movie unless we passed by it at the shelf and taken a gamble at renting it. It's a sad fate, but hopefully the word will spread that Feast is no ordinary DVD horror flick.

Budgeted at a little over $3-million Feast delivers the goods in every aspect, from the awesome monsters and buckets of blood to the ballsy situations and interesting characters. This movie was clearly made to please us horror fans and it successfully does so, thanks to playing with the typical formula of a group of strangers trapped with monsters and adding twists that leave us guessing as to what's going to happen next. No one is spared in this film -- not even children, and that's what makes this stand out amongst all the others.

Despite one of the creatures being on the cover art, we actually don't get a clear look at these beasts until the last 15-minutes. Before that the monsters wear animal hides and bones to keep themselves concealed. There's no real explanation as to where these monstrosities came to be, but this is one of those movies that puts slow-paced story-development aside and focuses squarely on the blood, guts, and action. Sometimes we need this kind of formula to break free from the boring bid-budgeted remakes that we're constantly receiving from the studios now-a-days. Feast hits DVD October 17th.

Feast is a ballsy gore-fest that adds twists to the typical genre formula, and spares no one from a bloody death. Not even children are safe from a good old-fashioned devouring; definitely recommended.

Posted on September 4, 2010 - 4:42pm | FrighT MasteR

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