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Feeding the Masses (2004)

R | | Horror | Video 16 August 2005
A darkly satiric horror film that takes an acid look at the current state of the news media while a mysterious plague is bringing the dead back to life. A small group of news reporters and ... See full summary »


Richard Griffin


Trent Haaga

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Credited cast:
Billy Garberina Billy Garberina ... Torch
Rachel Morris Rachel Morris ... Shelly
Patrick Cohen ... Roger
Michael Propster Michael Propster ... James
William DeCoff ... Agent Barnes
Walter Cotter Walter Cotter ... Chad Santos
Brenda Hogan Brenda Hogan ... Fran
Victor Martins Victor Martins ... Fred Berman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allen Beattie ... Red Zombie
Jeff Bogan Jeff Bogan ... News Photographer 1
Angelo Fierro ... Mysterious Man
Nikky Irene Nikky Irene ... Waitress / zombie in net
Donald Lamelin Donald Lamelin ... Grieving Man
Sal Lizard ... Scientist on TV
Salvatore Marchese Salvatore Marchese ... State House Soilder #1


A darkly satiric horror film that takes an acid look at the current state of the news media while a mysterious plague is bringing the dead back to life. A small group of news reporters and their military escort set out to tell the truth about what's happening in the world, despite the government's efforts to take control of the media. Written by Jeremy Owen

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zombie | satire | pot | See All (3) »


End of the world... News at 11.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language, some sexuality and drug use






Release Date:

16 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot in two weeks. See more »


When the station manager is getting yelled at by Agent Barnes, Shelly is wearing the same shirt she had on the day before, as are Torch and James. A minute later in the breakroom, she has a completely different top on. See more »


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Worth a Look
31 July 2009 | by EcofinaManSee all my reviews

Feeding the Masses is definitely one of the indie zombie flicks worth taking a look at. I have been privy to seeing a few gems, a few ghastly offerings and some worth while offerings.

Feeding the Masses falls into the worth while category as it does try to bring a social message with it, but it tends to go off the deep end once in a while.

From what I can tell the film was budgeted around $20,000 and it seems they tried to spend the money where it counted, but there is something this film lacks, lots of zombies.

When I look at zombie films I want to see zombies , not just a cluster here or there, but an overall mass of rotting dead flesh engulfing the world one bite at a time.

When it comes to zombie films they are never really about the zombies, they are about the characters, and zombies are just the background menace screwing up the works for everyone involved, however, Feeding the Masses uses not only the zombies, but the how the government is spinning the media frenzy surrounding the rising of the dead.

One of the aspects I really enjoyed is how they delved inside the government control of media, it felt almost communist in nature, and I mean that in terms of how the filmmakers portrayed the response to the situation not that the filmmakers were promoting communism. Anyhow, the two single biggest problems I did have with Feeding the Masses was with the use of the CG explosion, and the horribly shot and put together commercials sprinkled through the film.

Budget restrictions aside the film actually has a good story, but it does get lost when you look at the Video feel the film has, coupled with the cheesy CG. If those items could be fixed this would be a sure fire 7 or 8 on my rating scale.

Worth a look for hardcore indie zombie film fans.

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