Friday, April 2, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - EAT ME! (Screener Review)
EAT ME! opens on an indie Brooklyn band, General Malacarne, who has their basement practice session cut short due to a blackout. The band sends its keyboard player upstairs to fetch some beers, but he never returns. When the band goes to investigate, they find the door jammed and even worse, there's no cell phone reception. A news bulletin on the radio suggests there's been an emergency in the city, but details are sketchy at best. Finding themselves trapped, the band deals with the uncertainty in their customary fashion: passing a few joints and kicking back. When the band manages to pry open the basement door the next morning, things don't seem that strange. But they quickly discover that much has gone awry on the streets of Bed-Stuy, and they'll soon be forced to bumble and stumble their way to the safe haven that's also known as Long Island.
This is the perfect film to just kick back, relax, and get your zombie fix with. It's not too over the top with gore (although there are some killer guts), not too over the top with the comedy, and also not boring at all. It's has just enough of each of these qualities to balance out into a well made and entertaining film. The pacing of the action and the plot reminds me a lot of 28 Day Later in the way that it's not too fast paced, but surely not slow. I would call this the Mellow Yellow of zombie flicks, it's just cool. The acting is pretty good, it's shot very well, and the writing is not too shabby either. The ending, although I don't want to give it away, is very Hollywood (and I mean in a good way). It was also a bit shocking because I sure as hell didn't see it coming! I think that if this were a larger budget production, with a few minor touch ups it could pass in a large scale theater release. This is the first feature length film by director Katie Carman, and by the looks of it, she has an amazing career ahead of her. Overall, I really liked this film and I hope you can all check it out.
ALSO the fine people behind EAT ME! is doing a pretty kick ass give away! Heres some more info for you directly from the official site (click HERE to visit!):
For the next few weeks we'll be running a giveaway where 1 lucky fan will win a custom made "Eat Me!" Brooch from The Krafty Kreep . All you need to do to enter is visit our homepage before midnight on Sunday, April 11th, 2010 and sign up for our newsletter. Not only will you get access to only the most important "Eat Me!"-related news about our DVD release and screenings, etc. but you'll be entered into the raffle for this bad ass "Eat Me!" pin, suitable for men, women and the undead: