It's October. Time to talk horror. This year I'm reviewing a different horror movie each day of the month.
I don't know why I followed the development of Feast on Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Project Greenlight, but never actually watched the movie until now. In case you're unfamiliar with Project Greenlight, it was a reality TV show in which the contest-winners got to make a movie in the Hollywood system. The first two movies produced by Project Greenlight sucked so the producers decided to go for broke and make the third a horror film.
Never mind all that. Everything else about this movie is great.
It's not long before monsters arrive, draped in roadkill coats and cattle-skull masks. They're gnarly-lookin' beasts who'd just as soon yank your body through the slats in the window. In a misguided act of desperation, the characters attempt to stand their ground by dangling the monsters' dead baby from a stick. This, as it turns out, only angers the monsters further. Henry Rollins' character, who's described as "a poor man's Tony Robbins," later admits: "Yeah, that was a bad idea."
Most of these actors you'll either know by name or recognize from other movies. Not only is this the second movie I've written about in a row which features Clu Gulager, it was directed by his son, John Gulager. After a success like Feast, John might be relegated to horror productions for the rest of his life. I hope he's comfortable with that, because it's clear he was born to make films like this and I'm interested in what else he has up his sleeves.
Come back at midnight Central Time for the next movie.