What would you do to stay beautiful forever? What would you give to have a loved one back for good? Welcome to Gerald's Hungry Shack! Your one stop shop for all your material needs. Where ...
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What would you do to stay beautiful forever? What would you give to have a loved one back for good? Welcome to Gerald's Hungry Shack! Your one stop shop for all your material needs. Where your wish is their command. Buyer beware - you pay with your blood - and if the customers don't eat you, THE GREEN MONSTER will! Written by
Gerald (ably played with lip-smacking wicked relish by Edward X. Young) and Molly (a delightfully demented performance by Colleen Cohan) are a voodoo practicing couple who run a rundown convenience store in a bad part of town. Could these two be responsible for the disappearances of several teenagers in the area? A group of high school students decide to investigate in order to find out.
Directors Nolan Ball and Bryan Roberts offer a winningly warped blend of in your face nasty gore, spot-on catty and profane dialogue, and a perversely funny sense of twisted pitch-black gallows humor. Trevor Wright's dark script brings a commendably uncompromising take no prisoners brutal and nihilistic sensibility to the premise. Moreover, the filmmakers warrant further praise for presenting a handful of flawed and realistic, yet still engaging adolescent characters: Bellamy Saville as spoiled troublemaker Bree, Kachina Dechert as the loyal and tough Del, Bethany Taylor as sweet and overweight wallflower Leah, Nathaniel Sylva as nice guy Tyler, and Phoebe French as the domed Amanda. Better still, there's a deep-seated flesh-crawling creepiness and hardcore unbridled depravity evident throughout which in turn gives this picture a truly jolting edge. Kudos are also in order for the sharp cinematography and Case Feva's spirited shivery score. Good ghoulish fun.
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