Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A ... See full summary »
FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Hanging out at some campgrounds one nice summer day, 19-year-old Ray Pye decides to murder two young women. His friends, Jen and Tim, witness the murder and help him cover it up. Four years... See full summary »
Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
Joe, in the midst of dropping out of college and coming out as gay, decides to record the everyday activities of his life on a handheld mini-video and post the clips to the internet. Soon ... See full summary »
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Brandon Gerald Fuller,
Lauren Ashley Carter
25-year-old Alex Borden is handsome, charming, and intelligent. In fact, he may be too smart for his own good as his life is swiftly becoming a living hell. Alex's nightmare begins when he ... See full summary »
Andrew van den Houten
Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A subplot involving Claire's despicable husband, Steven, gives an opportunity to cleverly compare predatory civilized folk to the appetite-driven primitives. Written by
At least one of the cannibals in this movie is really a vegetarian. See more »
Although the setting is to be around Dead River, Maine (the characters point out the region around Machias), the scene where the police and former policeman/investigator George are discussing the whereabouts of the killers, the police cars in the scene are a sheriff's vehicle and a clearly marked Michigan police car - complete with the lower and upper peninsulas displayed on the front quarter panel. See more »
One gets the sense that Jack Ketchum is the discount-store version of Stephen King -- not quite brand-name, a little desperate to sell, the plastic and string slightly more fragile than the big box store items, the clientele just a little more rotund and grunting than the average shopping mall idiot.
The Girl Next Door is a wonderfully disturbing descent into Cold War-era domestic hell, the Beaver's mom screwing teenagers and inflicting medieval pain on a hapless girl; The Woman takes on a more updated version of Father's Knows Best, giving the Upright White Christian male an interesting if slightly tedious and clichéd fetish dripping with ham-fisted misogyny.
Offspring avoids such broader socio-political themes (another King trope usually brandished like a shovel thrust into the thorax of the viewer) and gets feral, pitting a band of loinclothed savages (on second-thought maybe this is supposed to be a Deep and Meaningful parody of the White Man's view on Aboriginals?) against various small town yokels and yuppie scum.
The result is superfluous gore and people you don't really care about seeing suffering in the first place. Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, from The Woman, also credited as The Woman here; I haven't read much Ketchum so I am not sure if this is a prequel to The Woman, and I don't care enough to investigate) does put in a great performance however as pure Id given flesh. The decapitation scene and subsequent money-shot blood swallow mixes just the right amount of sex and violence to count as the movie's highlight.
Otherwise, avoid at all costs
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