“THEY’RE HUNGRY. YOU’RE DINNER.”
Category: Horror-Comedy, Monster Movie
Directed by: John Gulager
Written by: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton
Starring: Balthazar Getty, Navi Rawat, Henry Rollins, Judah, Friedlander, Jason Mewes
Music: Stephen Edwards
Cinematography: Thomas L. Callaway
This horror comedy actually came about from director John Gulager getting his script chosen to be made into a feature film on the indie filmmaker show Project Greenlight, backed by Wes Craven, Bob & Harvey Weinstein, and Hollywood bros Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. For the cast we have Balthazer Getty (Lost Highway), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Josh Zuckerman (Sex Drive), Henry Rollins, and a few other people. The premise: A group of people get stuck in a bar surrounded by some mysterious, hard to kill creatures.
There are some pretty funny scenes and some self aware horror humor plus pretty much all of the effects are practical which is awesome. The creatures are dudes in suits, the smaller ones are puppets. There’s some dope (and silly) gore in this, again mostly practical effects. There’s quite a bit of unintentionally cheesy moments in the script (some parts are obviously cheesy for the sake of humor), so therefore we get some cheesy acting. Most of the more dramatic aspects of the film tend to fall short.
Overall it’s an enjoyable movie, the pace is quick, the gore is fun, a few unexpected plot twists are thrown in there. It’s not too hard to ignore some of the corny acting. This kind of has that “Hollywood horror” look to it and the plot isn’t super original, but whatever it’s entertaining. If you’re bored and want to watch a monster get his dick chopped off then check this out.