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In the remote Southern wilderness a fiery meteor crashes to Earth and forever changes mankind's view of the Universe. For this "meteor" unleashes an infestation of nocturnal alien creatures with just one intention: to devour every warm-blooded life form on our planet. When night falls, four hapless deer hunters in search of some weekend fun and sport are about to discover how it feels to be the prey!
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Well, the time has come for me to retract that statement. Having viewed NIGHT FEEDERS, a film made in and around Charlotte, North Carolina, with local effects talent that redefines the term "amateurish" and a budget that brings new meaning to the words "minisule", I must now say that, "Sometimes you can have a really great little horror film with PATHETIC special efects." Yep. All you need are some capable actors, a nifty story, and a director who can pull things together in an unusual manner and still make them work. That's a pretty tall order, but that's exactly what Writer & Director Jet Eller has managed to do in NIGHT FEEDERS.
The first thing that Eller does is realize that what his audience wants is action. So almost from the word "Go" that's what he gives us. We're introduced to our characters in only the sketchiest of terms.Read more ›
Writer/director Jet Eller understands well the limitations he's dealing with but its clearly determined to make the best, most entertaining and enjoyable movie possible on no real budget. Shot in Charlotte, NC using only local talent for all aspects of the production. As both a southerner and a film maker of the no budget sort myself I really appreciated his efforts here and applaud the results. The set up is simple a meteor crashes in the woods which turns out to be an egg/spore which infests said woods with dozens of voracious nocturnal monsters. Add to the mix a quartet on a hunting trip, an abusive couple and one park ranger and you've got your basic monster movie set up.
Now for me what always separates the crap films from the good ones is most often the writing and the writing here is surprisingly good. These folks all feel like characters I grew up around (Im from SC myself). They feel and act rather believably with good dialogue and characterizations. Also in a pleasant twist Jet doesn't play to conventions. Characters you are certain are going to be monster fodder from the get go aren't and visa versa. The pacing is excellent and Jet keeps the action moving understanding that this is the best way to keep his audience involved in such low budget fare. My hats off to all involved for creating such a surprisingly entertaining film. If you can get past the absolutely horrible cgi aliens there is a real gem waiting to be discovered here.
What could possibly go wrong?
Despite the cheesy K-Mart CGI, largely indifferent special effects and a few plot holes (why, for example, when you know the baddies are afraid of the light, wouldn't you turn on every available light source and never EVER go near a darkened room or shadowy corner of the building?), I truly enjoyed this quirky, low budget redneck buddy film. The acting was competent and engaging and the storyline had some unique detours around the usual formula scripting for horror potboilers. There were, for example, no annoying randy teenage road trippers which I for one was delighted to find absent, and no screaming girls flitting helplessly through the woods wearing high-heels and a bikini. The hero was not the muscular stud able to arm-wrestle savage aliens into submission, and while there were plenty of victims they weren't the ones you had already numbered one-through-ten during the first fifteen minutes.
And it was funny!
Granted it was no Pegg and Frost production, but I found it had a similar ability to make the audience actually care about the characters while being amused by their antics.
If you aren't scouting for Techno-Stun cinematics or a cinematic metaphor of postmodern deconstructionism...whatever the hell that means...this is an entertaining way to spend a little over an hour. I gave it one extra star for effort :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the show. The actors, despite the dire situation, remained fairly calm and kept a good sense of humor.Published 11 days ago by Yale Kellman
We only watched 5 minutes... this was pretty awful. Would give 0 stars if we could.Published 1 month ago by Save Poochie!
The movie was really, really good,much better than most. Head and shoulders above the rest. All the actors did a great job and even though it probably had a small budget it was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margie
Very poor story line,! It is almost a comedy because the story line is weak.Published 1 month ago by Mort Roberts
The movie of itself was pretty cheesy but what can you expect these days when there's pretty much nothing unknown now. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric W.
it was an ok movie, interesting no one else knew about the monsters.Published 2 months ago by sunshine
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