Written by: Venomous Nightshade
Having heard a lot about the brilliance of Feast, I have finally watched it.
What can I say? Well words tend to stun me right now. I have seen my share of horror movies over the years, movies that stun; movies that thrill but never have I seen anything quite like Feast. The first thing I fell in love was how quickly the pace of the movie picks up and hurtles you into a blood-thirsty battle that from that point is non-stop.
The first thing I have to say is that the lighting of the movie is a perfect assemble to the piece. The colours never run too brightly nor harshly but instead blend into the way of the movie quickly and with an ease. Aside from this the music is most definitely a brutal sense on the ears and made my heart pounder than ever before.
The affinity I garnered from the characters happened within minutes of meeting them and I very easily fell in love with the character of Tuffy (played brilliantly by Krista Allen). Working a job she hates and letting the boss do what he wishes with her (I shan’t divulge what) she reveres her life with only one thing that keeps the day going and that’s her son.
Funny man Judah Friedlander played quite aptly named ‘The Beer Guy” is the comedian of the piece and he provided me with many laughs throughout the film.
One of the brilliance’s that struck me of this movie was the information under each character giving you an insight to each and in turn playing with your emotions. Considering this was the first time I saw the movie I very easily went under the impression that when the guy stormed into the bar stating he was going to save everyone it would happen and then, you know. Never before have my senses been teased as they were through this movie.
And while I initially got annoyed with this, once I looked back at the movie the annoyance gave way to a “Well done!”. It takes a lot to change the direction of a character and keep the audience happy with the twists of the story and Feast managed it in heaps and spades.
Lastly I love the freshness of the movie. How it didn’t focus so much on why the monsters were there but more on how each character planned to survive the onslaught. I adored that it moved frequently and at a fast pace without giving you a chance to breath and also allowed you to laugh at how horny the monsters were so that they were given a bit of humanity in the process.
The plot is simple and to the point, the characters are such that you will either love or hate them but long for many of them to survive and the blood and guts doesn’t stop flying. It is hard for me to find a disadvantage about this movie except for the occasional slow moment and those are rare in this movie.
Thanks to this site I have finally seen a movie worthy of its acclaim, I am left with nothing to say except if you have not seen this please do. You won’t look back. Absolutely brilliant and a masterpiece in what a true horror movie should be.