Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Feeding Frenzy (2010)
So why should you watch it?
You probably shouldn't. It's not going to change your life for the better. Your friends will probably think it's weird and your mom will hate it. But hey, that's why you should watch it. If you enjoy a senseless fun music experience then look no further. Feeding Frenzy is a cheap homage/parody to the cheeky critter movies of yesteryear. Imagine Troma decided to get a little more tasteful and hire some writers with darker, more mature comedic sensibilities, but you know, still obviously smoked a lot of pot and enjoyed crafting sexual innuendos about hookers with blood gushing from their head. I think what gave me the Troma vibe was the cheap production and the absolutely loatheable villain. The movie, as cheap as it is, is very well directed and has an atmosphere which compliments the deadpan nature of it. The score is cheesy, menacing and Danny Elfman like which bobs along with the mischief. As for gore and F/X, it's cheap but cheerful.
Overall, a fun B movie for those of you who love fun B movies with awkward characters. This is made out of sheer love of direct to video cheesefests of the 80's, but it never descends into out of control schlock. A movie like this could so easily descend into chaotic shlock and absurdity, but it manages to bridge the gap and stay somewhat classy... so to speak. The comedy is genuinely hilarious and these guys, as little as I know about them, appear to have some genuine talent. Who knows what they could go with a bigger budget?
It's good to be back