Two new and already rather infamous Direct-to-DVD horror movies hit the shelves today, and like a good gore junkie, I salivated my way into my local rental establishment (I can't be bothered with Netflix, folks -- I never watched them and returned them six weeks later) and snatched them up. Oh, and did I mention their infamy? I will be reviewing them both in the next couple of posts, but I thought I'd catch you up on all the dish surrounding these gems.
First up: Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds:
Project Greenlight, the movie contest created by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and funded by A&E for use as a reality series, got three movies made. The first two were so awful, the distributor wanted nothing to do with the third; a troubled genre picture with no budget. Rumors abounded that director John Gulager (son of character actor, Clu Gulager) didn't know what he was doing, the cast seemed to hate one another and the reality show painted a very unhappy picture of the production. The gig had been a dog for them and they wanted to put it down. Feast had one public showing and was released on DVD the very next week. Sadly, the movie no-one really believed in, was the best one PGL made. It was funny, smart and way-over-the-top outrageous and gory. Genre fans went nuts over it and writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton have since gone on to write some major studio films. Now they have re-teamed with Gulager for the inevitable sequel. Gulager the older, appears in both pictures. I'm drooling to see Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds. I'm sorry. I won't do that again, I promise.
Next up: Zombie Strippers
When I first heard about this movie, I thought it was yet another sign of the End of Days. The movie's title says it all. A bio-weapon is accidentally loosed on the women of a small Nebraska town, thus creating the titular (every single possible pun intended) zombies. It stars Robert "Freddy Kruger" Englund and notorious straight porn star Jenna Jameson in her first non-porn role. then it started generating some buzz among those seen it's various cuts. I mean, did you see that trailer? I almost peed myself laughing at just that. This film looks to be high camp, on the order of Planet Terror, Robert Rodriguez' superior half of Grind House.
My reviews will follow, shortly (i.e. More of this anon).