If you like blood and gore this movie is for you. With the rating of ‘Unrated’ pretty much the gloves come off in the gratuitous violence departmentÂ Director John Gulager is no beginner in this genre, and puts his experience to good use in Feast II. Backed up by the writing skills of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, you have a combination that is bound to shock.
Feast II is a sequel to â€œFeastâ€ as the next chapter of the horror film. It picks up where the first one left off with the survivors from Feast with additional cast added as the new group of victims, including an all-girl biker gang and a tag team of ass-kicking Mexican wrestlers. One of the problems with this kind of ‘slash em up’ horror movies is that generally speaking most of the original cast were killed off on part one, making a sequel a bit of a challenge.
The press release promises â€œtwice the bloody scenes and twice the amount of body partsâ€. With body bits tossed around like Frisbees the PR folks were telling the truth.
Set in Anytown USA the action, or more accurately the destruction moves from location to location. The potential victims have to stick together, and try to figure out how they can possibly survive this attack. In true horror style when are unlucky survivors are not being chomped up by things badly overdue for a dental checkup for ‘over bite’, they are bickering between themselves. In one scene an old man has a physical fight with a young girl..
When one of the monsters is killed an attempt to do an autopsy on it only causes more major chaos that was hard for any of them to stomach.
My normal reaction to watching a horror movie is to hide behind the sofa when the scary bits come on, and tell my wife to let me know when it is safe to come out. This tactic would not have worked with Feast II, I would have spent the entire time behind the sofa, with my eyes closed, fingers in my ear, and humming a happy tune. Instead I sat on the sofa, with my eyes closed, my fingers in my ears, hummed my happy tune, and relied on my wife Jan to fill me in on the blood spattered story.
I have to admit I didnâ€™t see the first in this series, Feast. That would have helped a great deal in understanding this movie. Feast II seems to pick up where Feast ended, but the film makers have made no attempt to give us any sort of synopsis. This is a failing, a two minute ‘flash back’ early on in the film could have fixed this problem. As it stands, watching this movie is rather like picking up a book and starting in the middle.
You can pick up your copy of Feast II fromÂ Amazon, but make sure you are ready to watch this movie, it is not for the feint at heart (like me!).
Simon and Jan (who did most of the work) Barrett