A Movie Review by Robert Long II ©2016
Starring Tenille Houston, Libby Blanton, Jason Vail, Kelly Lamor Wilson, Chase Smith, Niki Edwards, Windolph Kelly, Stephanie Davis, Lance Paul, John Emil D’Angelo, Paul Barlow, Christina Klein, April Hollingsworth, Michael Maponga, Becca Beton
Written and directed by Chase Smith
IMDb Storyline: Creature Feature is five interwoven tales of terror that occur one foggy Halloween night in Georgia. A babysitter learns a new appreciation for fine art and hard lesson about the consequences of being irresponsible…and naughty!; a group of college kids stumble on the mother of all Scarecrows; two teenagers are forced to steal from the wrong cantankerous old hermit who has been known to occasionally howl at the moon; a murdered father comes back for vengeance against his gold-digging wife and traitorous children; and all of this Halloween fun is made possible by a London Gentleman known as…”Jack” Written by Spirit World
SYNOPSIS: Three college students get invited to a costume party rave. They meet up with three sexy women dressed as witches and they process to drink and tell scary stories to one another. The running gag between all of this stories is that there is a cadaver that has risen from the grave (complete with Freddie Krueger glove) and appears in all of the stories. A throwback to the anthology-comic book monster movies like CREEPSHOW and TRICK OR TREAT. Here’s a brief breakdown of the different stories:
• Killer clown statue that comes to life to stalk a babysitter (is this a trend? I saw this in the movie AMUSEMENT as well).
• A ghoulish relative rises from the grave and kills 90% of his relatives at a dinner party.
• A werewolf takes on six idiot teenagers that decide to trespass on his property
• A coven of witches kill a woman and dance in her blood
• A jerk messes with a scarecrow and SURPRISE! It comes to life and kills him and his three friends
• A naked, crazed gentleman (from the earlier ghoul story) keeps a woman tied up in his basement
• The wrap around story comes to a close
So this is a “gotcha” movie – meant to get you with jump scares. An EC Comics TALES FROM THE CRYPT that has come to life. Not meant to make you think and throws logic out the window, but is meant as purely horrific comfort food. You know what’s coming a mile away as all the characters that are not “monsters” behave in such a way that you know they are about to get their comeuppance.
The comic book motif is well done. Kudos to the professional sheen and effects to this film. Copious amounts of nudity – which I’m fine with. However never has a movie made sex look so boring (I never want to see another tattoo’d body as long as I live). I need to know something; why must we have young protagonists that are completely unlikeable jackasses? It’s movie characters like this that make me think overall genocide might not be a bad idea. For Pete’s sake indie filmmakers, make some likable characters!!! As to the score, the music teeter totters between piano chords and metal music. Not put to bad use. As this was a screener, I do not know if there are any extras to the disc.
FINAL RATING: 6 out of 10 prowling monsters. Brain Damage Films has really been a mixed bag of product in the past – in as far as the quality of films they distributed. This is a decent horror anthology full of blood, boobs, and beasts. One to have on with a party of friends. I am glad that as of late Brain Damage Films are providing much better movies for the buying public. I would recommend this as a party rental, so head on over to their website and check it out.