Horror Releases: Eat (2014) - Reviewed

Grotesquerie is abound in the blood soaked feature film, Eat. The movie is now available on Amazon to wet your appetite for self consumption and mutilation. With little notice, Eat came and went. Now, we review this satirical piece of non-appetizing streaming content. 

From the deepest darkest bowels of low budget horror comes the cannibalistic indie flick, Eat. Crossing the quest for fame dramatics of Starry Eyes with the consumption elements of 2016's Raw, Jimmy Weber's first directorial effort is stifled by amateurish acting that's further hampered by unnatural line delivery. Luckily for Weber, his topic is interesting enough to keep us involved for 92 minutes. With a better script and better cash flow, Weber may have had a much better movie on his hands. Again, there is a good piece of exploitation cinema buried in here somewhere. Horror fans will definitely find enjoyment in our main character's journey.Through self realization and autonomous chewing, main character Novella's hunger is out of control as she weaves through a maze of career lows and mid life crises. 

Having just stumbled upon this 2014 release when perusing my local Disc Replay, my interest was piqued by the synopsis on the back of the blu-ray case. Like a pre-Neon Demon with extremely limited funding, this piece of disturbing feminine genre trash plays to continued Hollywood themes of competitive women trying to score their next movie role against the backdrop of casting sessions, untimely death, and tasty flesh eating. While it's not going to win any awards for greatness, this little gem definitely scores points for originality and gory content. Fortunately, as the plot begins to wind up, the vile and disgusting starts to take focus away from the scripted failings of Eat. Somewhere around the one hour mark, Weber starts to deliver on the promise of his creation. 

I just love facials. They're great for the skin!

Most horror junkies will definitely find deep rooted flaws with this project. There are definitely far greater movies in this sub-genre. However, Eat takes eating disorders to the next level. Using all practical effects, skin is ripped, limbs are savaged, and digits are chewed. Luckily enough, the last chapter of the film brings it home with a terrifying conclusion that ups the ante with sheer tension, multiple fatalities and buckets of human blood. 

Try to skip dinner before watching this one. Or maybe don't and see what comes up. 

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