Michelle reviews the new horror film, Bite.
After reading an article that alleged that audience members were vomiting and having seizures at a screening of Bite, I must admit my interest was piqued. These kind of horror movie gimmicks aren't new,--The Tingler (1959) employed similar tactics with the director hiring actors to pretend to faint during showings and showing a lengthy warning before the start of the film. Obviously, I took the story with a grain of salt, but I do love me a good nasty body horror film. Bite seemed promising from the trailer and as soon as it was released on VOD I gave it a watch.
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This film is a whole lot of wasted potential because with just a little more polish on the story and acting it could have been incredibly subversive and frightening. James Gunn's Slither (2006) is an example of how to make a great body horror film because both the narrative and the special effects are at the same high quality. Bite is entirely too uneven for me to recommend it but if you just wanna see some sticky, icky bug stuff then it might be good enough for a rental.
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