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Bite (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After the trip, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

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Chad Archibald

Writers:

Chad Archibald (story by), Jayme Laforest
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elma Begovic ... Casey
Annette Wozniak ... Jill
Denise Yuen ... Kirsten
Jordan Gray ... Jared
Lawrene Denkers ... Mrs. Kennedy
Barry Birnberg Barry Birnberg ... Mr. Mathenson
Daniel Klimitz Daniel Klimitz ... Mao
Tianna Nori ... Joanne
Caroline Palmer ... Hannah
Justin Moses Justin Moses ... Lead Swat Officer
MarieBeth Young MarieBeth Young ... Swat Officer
Christopher James Christopher James ... Swat Officer
Alex MacPherson ... Police Officer / After Hours Clinic Clerk / Additional Voices
Patrick Wuori Patrick Wuori ... Police Officer
Sheelagh Daly Sheelagh Daly ... Apartment Paramedic
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Storyline

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she's able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite. Written by unknown

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This may sting a little.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Укус See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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The director, Chad Archibald, got married in Spain the day Bite had its Spain premiere. Chad and his wedding party attended the screening in which his wife threw her bouquet of flowers into the audience. See more »

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After Casey gets out of the tub, during the following few minutes, her clothes change from the black slip to her black bra and panties and back again. See more »

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"No animals or bugs were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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A film that tries to cash in on shock without any substance.
26 October 2015 | by subterranean_alien93See all my reviews

I've read the same articles that you probably all have. Two people fainted, some threw up. I saw this at the Chicago International Film Festival and after the film ended there was a Q & A with the director and producer. After being asked about the stories they pretty much admitted that the fainting and puke were most likely due to heavy intoxication. Which makes more sense because Bite is a movie that tries hard to be gross and ends up feeling like a cartoon. Every surface of the main character's apartment is covered in and drips ooze and bug eggs...and it's not gross because nothing is done with it. They just keep adding more and make it drip more. A few pus filled gags and some body horror doesn't work when the make up looks as amateur as it does. Mostly it just looks like they covered the main actress in glue and maybe died her cheeks green. What's really disgusting is the acting and the dialogue. I can honestly say that the performances are almost to the level of The Room but at least The Room was so outrageous it was hilarious in its incompetence. Bite is just bad on all levels. The music is your most generic "score" in a can that you'd hear on any SyFy Channel film. The cinematography and directing is paint by numbers. The dialogue is cringe worthy, especially in its attempts at humor. Honestly everything about the film from the title card to the closing credits just seems so lazy and generic, like no love was put into this film. The budget is near nothing so I can't help but feel this film was made in hopes of cashing in on controversy and midnight screenings and I really hope it doesn't because it doesn't deliver as a film and it doesn't deliver as a shock film. I hate to keep harping on this but honestly the reason why this gets a 1 out of 10 and not a 2 is because of how atrocious the acting is. This is Elma Begovic first film and it shows, she's almost excusable, but there's no excuse for the other actors to be as bad as they are "Hmm I guess acting is just talking louder than I usually do and really enunciating words" I feel like that may have been the direction given to them. The best actor in this film is an old man with his dog. There's a scene where the dog has to act scared of the main actress to show that there's something wrong with her and that dog pulls off looking terrifying, that dog needs to teach the cast how to act. Bite is your straight to bargain bin, body horror film that can't help but be compared to other body horror films especially the fly. This is along the lines of something like Contracted which I also hated but I'd say this is worse based on the fact that Contracted at least had good performances. And the cardinal sin that this film commits is the one sin no horror movie should ever commit, it's not scary in any way. The director Chad Archibald seems like a really cool guy, he was happy to be in a room full of horror fans, he loves horror which is a real shame because he made a complete disservice to horror. If you see this at a festival with other indie horror films like They Look Like People, please support that instead because this film is garbage and deserves nothing. F*** this movie.


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