Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Appetites (Image DVD)

Appetites is a little over the top with performance that feel like shot gun blasts out of the back of a music video performance. That’s not a bad thing, and almost gives it House of 1000 Corpses-like qualities, but it runs a bit long for the subject matter. While I enjoy its ability to be sexual and violent, it’s does so as a side show performance rather than as a well-integrated feature. It’s as if our filmmaker had a bunch of great ideas for scenes and not necessarily one cohesive vision. Still there’s plenty of eye candy to enjoy and some fun moments in between a plot that feels like a mash up of backwoods hillbilly cannibal meets the lone wolf serial killer with a sexy attitude. Perhaps mash up isn’t the correct terms. Car crash would be more appropriate given the lack of narrative massaging offered by Appetites.

Appetites needed more eyes on the script. A little reworking and those visuals will become more than music video fodder. They’ll stand out as plot points. Still, it's got some funny moments and good energy. Plenty of accents and it isn't shy about killing people.

From Image:

Daisy (Parkinson) is the all-American girl next door, with a hunger for true love and an appetite for murder. For years, it's just been her and her brother living out in the desert, hunting young men for sport - and dinner. While Daisy enjoys these games, she can’t help but yearn for something more. So when she meets the very handsome John Doe (Roberts), and they fall madly in love, Daisy can’t believe her good fortune. But it turns out John has some eccentric hobbies of his own, and now Daisy must find out if she will be his partner in crime - or his next victim. 

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