Blu-ray Review: Famine (2011)

December 14, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Sloppy Secondary high school is staging a 24 hour famine for charity… which is odd since the populace of the putrid place is weird as all fuck; you get sexy teachers, a principal that is definitely a Nazi, and a student body made up of sluts, delinquents, and other assorted odd balls… the place is like a finishing school for future Tromaville residents.

Anyway, this isn’t the first time such an event has taken place… but it should have ended there as it turned to shit right quick, and it looks like the latest and greatest version is going to be  a complete bloodbath as a crazed serial killer known as the Nailer (dressed as an adorable mascot character) stalks the halls of S.S. high school (real clever movie… )

I’m gonna give it to ya straight; co-writer (along with Jeff O’Brien working from a story by Taylor Nicholson)/director Ryan Nicholson seemingly wanted to give you one thing with Famine, and that’s a showcase of gory effects, naked flesh, and low-brow humor… okay that’s a lot of things, but they are all fuckin’ awesome things, and this flick delivers them all in spades!

While we are talking about gore; this picture is bathed in it, and it’s all done with that sweet, sweet practical effects magic that makes the crotch of my pants three sizes too small. Add in some killer metal, creative kill scenes, comely ladies, and a genuine and honest love of the slasher genre of our beloved horror biz and you get a heapin’ helping of what many horror hounds lap up with aplomb!

On the opposite side of the creepy coin, some of the sound in this film is kinda shit. I get it; this was a low budget flick, and I know there’s only so much time and money for things, so personally I gave this a pass easily, but your mileage may vary so there it fuckin’ is.

Seriously, chuck in Famine then throw your brain in park, kick back with a beverage or ten, and be prepared to get bombarded with those three unholy “B’s” of the stalk n’ slay biz; boobs, blood and bad guys!



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