Feast (2005) Review
Written by: Leon
I recently viewed what I personally found to be one of the best horror movies I've seen In almost a year. That movie was the child of Amc's Project Greenlight 3, Feast. After watching this film, I can safely say that 90% of horror fans will enjoy this movie just as much as I did. Feast doesn't neccesarily do anything new, but it sure as hell did everything right.
In Feast, a group of strangers barricade themselves within a run down bar and hold up against murderous creatures of unknown origin. Original right? No, but that doesn't stop this movie from being any less great. Feast's premise may not be very unique, but the overall product is what makes this film a good watch. Feast has everything that a good horror film needs. Good special effects, solid dialogue, great acting, awesome cinematography, and quality work by the director.
When It comes to special effects, I hate CGI(i'll take the actor in the rubber suit anyday)So when I discovered that CGI was almost non existant in Feast, I was very pleased. The special effects crew did one hell of a job on the film's monster and an even better job on the gore. The first 10 minutes of the film will have gore hounds squealing in delight. In a lot of cases, good special effects are used to cover up weak dialogue and plot. This is not the case in Feast. Feast's writers spent a lot of time writing and re-writing the script and it shows. On top of that, the performance from the actors and actresses was great. I wouldn't say Oscar worthy, but great non the less.
John Gulager, the film's director, deserves some praise as well. Gulager's work directing the film is top notch and earned him the best director award at Fantastic Fest in 2005. During the filming of Feast, Gulager was said to have been one of the pickiest directors most of the actors had worked with. Of course, this paid off and in return viewers like myself were rewarded with one kick ass movie.
Feast is an intense horror flick with a little spice of campiness thrown in for some laughs. Whether your a fan of hollywood horror or low budget indie horror, your bound to enjoy Feast. Do yourself a favor and pick up the unrated DVD. I'm sure you'll thank me for suggesting it afterward.