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Long Pigs
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
First there was the witches in the Blair Project. Then ghosts in Paranormal Activity. Now we get bludgeoned and hacked with an even more gruesome terror. Yes, it's human beings on the chopping block. Dark, gritty, and demented, this Clowns After Midnight production is bound to get under your skin.

Long Pigs is an all-too-real mockumentary on Anthony McAlistar, an affable cannibal without a conscience. Anthony has allowed two young filmmakers full access to his life and his disturbing meal preparations. Believe me, it is quite uncomfortable watching this monster work. Partly because of his friendly disposition and his total disregard for human life. Also because of the specific details he shares with you and the pride he takes in his work. Anthony seems to enjoy the spotlight as the film captures his heinous deeds. This also brings into question the moral disposition of the cameramen watching the crimes, plus the media's fascination with such atrocities.

Long Pigs is very well made, receiving several awards at different film fests. The lead acting from Anthony Alviano seems almost too convincing. Much of the script seems improvised, adding to the authenticy. There is some brief nudity and a little bit of gore as the cook cuts up his fresh corpses for cooking. Toss in the sloppy camerawork, scattershot direction, plus the quick and brutal murders and you have quite the sick little independent horror film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2013
This movie was good for an indie film, but I'm not sure why all the five star reviews. It was definitely different, dark and funny, but way too predictable and the entire premise that this would even be a remote possibility for even the most desperate struggling film makers was way too hard to swallow. No pun intended. Also, the social commentary that it was forcing down your throat was way too obvious and made it feel amateurish. The acting was good especially Anthony Alviano and did a good job walking the fine line of almost understanding his detachment. The comedy was witty and was thrown in at the right spots and gave you relief and kept you watching. All in all it was a good indie horror/mockumentary, but maybe my expectations were too high because of all the five star reviews. Not for the weak and not for everyone, but definitely different.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2011
The trailer and a very positive review for this film was posted over at AintItCoolNews.com awhile back. It sounded interesting so I picked it up on a whim. I was very impressed by both the acting and the special effects of this this little low budget indie horror. It seems to be the riffing off the excellent Belgian film Man Bites Dog, but takes the documentary framing device a little farther than the slightly farcical Belgian masterpiece. If the cover blurb interests you at all, I highly recommend this surprisingly intriguing mockumentary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2010
This sounded like a pretty interesting Mocumentary horror flick but I admit I never expected it to be as good and entertaining as it was. Billed as a horror/comedy I got to say I didn't see much funny about it other then a few lines here and there that made me chuckle a bit but besides those I thought this was a pretty scary horror flick. Now when I say scary I don't mean like a slasher or ghost film might scare someone, instead Long Pigs provides it's scares through it's story and characters. This is a man who kills people for the pleasure of enjoying them for dinner, how much more horrifying can it get? The other scary part about this man was how he invited these two men with cameras into his home and allowed them to film his every move while being as polite as your next door neighbor is. To be honest to give away what happens in the movie just would not be right so I am not going to go into spoilers here. If you didn't know this wasn't a real film you would think it was that is how good every actor in the film is in portraying their roles, easily some of the best acting I have seen in an Independent, low budget film and I have seen my share of them to know. Real or mock doesn't matter much here because these talented film makers did a great job at showing just one of the many horrors that happens everyday and also providing some food for thought on the media itself and just how far or too far they go in covering our news. As far as the genre goes I am sure you can find others more bloodier but for over all content I don't think you will find many more frightening as Long Pigs. With the numerous awards the film has already won I am sure these talented film-makers know the kind of film they have create but I can add that I thought this was one of the most clever,well-written and disturbing films I have seen in some time and it left me not only feeling a bit uneasy but with a number of things to think about as well. A winner and if you are a fan of horror you owe it to yourself to see this film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2014
This may be the new best entry in the cannibal genre!! When I watched it I couldn't believe I hadn't heard about it sooner. Insanely realistic performances, plenty of special effects done flawlessly. This movie is a 10 out of 10. I can't recommend it enough if you like gory and disturbing films!!! You can thank me later 😊
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Honestly, it's almost like an actual documentary (as advertised) about a cannibalistic serial killer and the two amateur cameramen... Within the first 60 seconds and for the rest of the movie I was able to suspend disbelief and believe this one - and I am a pretty harsh critic of microbudget c-horror movies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2011
LONG PIGS takes the same Mockumentary approach to cannibalism as MAN BITES DOG had to the crime thriller. In it, a group of amateur filmmakers set out to document the life of Anthony McAllister, a modern cannibal and self-proclaimed chef, as he lures his newest victims into becoming dinner. While it bears a strong similarity to MAN BITES DOG, this dark comedy is no cheap imitation. Chris Power and Nathan Hynes have produced their own sharp and witty dialog that takes a bite out of the Horror genre. Anthony Alviano is both charming and charismatic in the lead, with a disarming personality that draws the audience into his depraved world. The funniest moments in the film are derived organically through Anthony's subtle performance and the casualness with which he describes his morbid activities. Less is more in this case, since many of the obvious attempts at humor (like the inclusion of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" during a particularly gruesome scene) detract from the realism of the situation. Power and Hynes do give their documentary-style filming an increased sense of authenticity by conducting mic checks and by coaching Anthony on camera. Another impressive aspect of the film is how graphic and lifelike the butchering scenes are, since they are often indiscernible from reality. LONG PIGS comes as a big surprise in the Indie circuit, with an equal blend of comedy and horror that is sure to appeal to fans of MAN BITES DOG and BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2010
Two young directors film the hunt and butchering of a prostitute by a local cannibal serial killer. This is interspersed with footage of a grieving parent, a psychologist and a detective. How will the story unfold?

There are some minor complaints to be made. For example, the cannibal (Anthony Alviano) seems younger and nerdier than expected, which took away some of the realism. The same for the police officer (Shane Harbinson) -- seemed very young, but presented himself very professionally. A fine actor, he easily could have passed for a real cop.

The radio DJ (Roger King) was the strongest and best-written role. His words were well-scripted and well-spoken, and the way his scenes book-cased the film really worked well. The film would have been good without him, but this pushed it from good to very good... perhaps almost great.

I appreciate the argument made that "how can it be wrong if it tastes so good?" This is reasonable. God or nature has made edible things palatable -- we learn what to eat by whether or not our taste buds enjoy it. If man was created tasting good, something would seem to be supposed to eat it. Why not other men? (There are moral questions here, of course, but at the very least, why do we not eat the flesh of those who have died?)

More than anything else, I have to call attention to the very good use of effects on the corpse... very, very good. The body contained skin, flesh, meat, guts, bones... I do not know how this was accomplished, but it may be the greatest corpse effect in movie-making history. I believe this honor belongs to Chris Bridges, who has been involved in the field for over a decade on a number of notable projects.

I would endorse this film. It is an interesting faux documentary, and with the work of Chris Bridges, it may have you doing a double-take. Did they use a real body? It is almost too difficult to be sure.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2010
"Long Pigs" has all the makings of an instant cult classic with a fresh and original story, great acting, and all the gore and intensity you can handle. From the moment I sat down with my pad of paper and rolled the DVD, I was hooked. I was so involved in the film that I had to watch it a second time just to prepare for the review and interviews. The characters are fresh and realistic, the storyline follows events so realistic that you'll swear that what you've seen has actually happened. The special effects are above and beyond anything that you would expect coming into an independant film, these guys took great pride in their work and shows. Bottom line, if you want to see a good, original film from a great filmmaking team, "Long Pigs" is exactly what you're looking for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Two documentary makers somehow discover a cannibalistic serial killer and decide to make a documentary rather than turn him in. They follow Anthony (Anthony Alviano) as he non-nonchalantly kills and eats people. Anthony breaks the mold for a psycho-path. The film was rather amusing in a dark kind of way. The ending clues you in that the whole film is a metaphor for how the media feeds off the misery of people, just like a cannibalistic serial killer.

The film includes a talk radio, Howard Stern sounding guy, someone who feeds off of misery (Roger King).

Guide: F-bomb. No sex. rear corpse nudity.
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