Fear Itself: Season 1, Episode 5

Eater (3 Jul. 2008)

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Episode credited cast:
Danny Bannerman
Sergeant Wiliams
Marty Steinwitz
Duane 'Eater' Mellor
Joe Desmond ...
Troy O'Donnell ...
Marie Zydek ...
Tortured Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Imbrogno ...
Kieran Martin Murphy ...


Officer Bannerman is assigned to watch after the police station with two other officers during the night. Things go routinely until a person is brought into holding, who is supposedly responsible for over thirty "Silence of the Lambs"-style killings. Now, as things go from odd to frightening, Bannerman must determine just who is who because this Cajun killer may be more than just a mere cannibal. Written by bioguyver43

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A Solid Episode, But Not Gordon's Finest Moment
15 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being transferred from one facility to another, a Cajun serial killer who eats his victims (an "eater") is being housed in the Chesterton jail for a night. With two police officers and a "boot" (cop-in-training) watching him, you think that would be adequate. But no. The night is about to become a terrifying last course for those who get in his path.

I had high hopes for this episode, coming from Stuart Gordon. I adore "Re-Animator", I enjoyed "Castle Freak" and his past television episodes of "Masters of Horror" are among the best. But as soon as I heard Michael Gingold say this was going to be a winner, my heart sank. If Gingold says it's good, you can be sure it's a waste of time. And yes, although the episode had its moments, overall it seems lacking.

There were some nice shout-outs for the horror fans. A copy of Fangoria magazine (called "Death Dance") is present and there's discussion of Hannibal Lecter. After this, the story becomes a guessing game of who is the killer and who is the hero. For the most part, this is predictable, but there's a twist or two that will keep you watching. The end, which I won't disclose, came a bit too abruptly and left me wanting more. I needed closure and didn't get it.

Now, the story is still better than "Spooked"... but after the powerful double block of "Family Man" and "Sickness", I thought there could be more. And from here on out, the series doesn't carry the big names. Mary Harron ("American Psycho") might save it, but there's no John Carpenter or Don Coscarelli... at this point I expect the show to be canned after one year's run.

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