Thursday, October 19, 2006

Feast Findings

Snickers outnumber scares in FEAST, the third, and likely final, product of Project Greenlight. But, what do I know? Maybe in this genre, like pizza, you can't get enough cheese. Seems to me, though, in a horror film, I shouldn't be scratching my head more than squirming in my seat.

Lest anyone misunderstand, I believe John Gulager has a busy film future -- at least I hope he does. While I'm far from qualified to render a verdict on this genre, if I had to point out the biggest shortcoming in the film, it would be character development.

Characters are so purposely over the top cliche and play such a degree of absurdity that the gags take the bite out of the horror. Having said that, watching Judah Friedlander's character alone, Beer Guy, is worth renting the DVD -- but beware of maggots.

Still if you like horror and aren't lactose intolerant (can stomach cheese), this film is for you, but be forewarned -- FEAST is appropriately titled, not because of the people eating monsters, but because FEAST is a caricatural smorgasborg that pushes the boundaries of taste.

3 comments:

Unk said...

Saw it at a sneak preview over a year ago...

YAWN.

But Gulager could definitely be a good director if anyone gives him a chance.

I'm crossing my fingers for him.

You like that, don't you... LOL.

Unk

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Yawn is an understatement. But crossed fingers? They make me laugh!

EM said...

Ho hum. I chuckled a couple of times during Feast, probably would've happened more with the peer pressure of a theater crowd around.

I did enjoy watching Project Greenlight whenever I got a chance to catch it.