Feeding Frenzy (movie review)
Feeding Frenzy is the horror comedy I always wanted but never realized I needed… kinda like The Dark Knight, I guess. Yeah, I seem to be comparing this movie to TDK on an entertainment value level, so that’s how this review is going to be.
Red Letter Media veterans Rich Evans (story), Mike Stoklasa (writer/co-director) and Jay Bauman (story/co-director) all star alongside principle players Ron Kipski and Gillian Bellinger in a silly rubber puppet monster movie. Who are the monsters? I’m not sure. Where did they come from? I have no idea. How did an elderly, handicapped man keep them contained for so long? It doesn’t matter – the movie is so funny and entertaining that any little details like that (which may actually be explained in the film and I’ve forgotten) hardly matter.
I found the movie to be well photographed and visually appealing as well as having excellent sound quality. This might not sound like something that’s worth mentioning, but in the case of independent film, I’d like to point out that this movie is well beyond the level of something like Birdemic or even Clerks. I was also fond of the acting – well, I could never decide if Kipski was overplaying his role by design or if that’s just who he is, but it works well enough within the film. I believe the Russian mail order bride was played by Anna Miller, and that scene nearly steals the movie – she is beyond hilarious. Evans, Stoklasa and Baumanall all give quality performances, as does Bellinger, who I thought brought a lot of authenticity to her role and had a better feel for what RLM was trying to do than Kipski did, but again, when someone is playing "the only person in town who knows about the monster" role in a movie – well, it can’t be an easy role to play, especially in a comedy.
Many low budget independent movies are either technically unbearable, boring or just unoriginal, but Feeding Frenzy brings us something we’ve never seen before from something we’ve seen before (see Critters), and it’s not just interesting, it’s a lot of fun, too. I’m giving Feeding Frenzy an 8 out of 10 – check it out!
Posted on June 26, 2013, in movie review and tagged feeding frenzy, feeding frenzy movie review, Jay Bauman, Mike Stoklasa, movie review, movies, red letter media, Rich Evans. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.