Been wondering when someone would come up with a new “rubber puppet monster” horror-comedy franchise along the lines of those classics from the 1980s, Critters and Gremlins? Well, this might be it.
Feeding Frenzy (US-2010; dir. Mike Stoklasa)
What’s the monster in the box like? We don’t know, but the dry humour on display here bodes well for the film.
The director commented to the Backbrain: “It’s a feature length film. We have about 85% in the can and looking to finish the final scenes in March sometime.” So what’s it like? “Well, it’s more of a satirical comedy than a real creature kind of movie — a sort of homage to the rubber puppet monster films of the ’80s.”
Feeding Frenzy‘s tagline is “The shit just got real!” — which Avery has declared to be “the tagline of the year”. Maybe we’ll make a contest out of it. I’ll collect taglines during 2010 and readers of Undead Backbrain can vote in December….
Watch this space for more information (and images from the film) soon.
- Source: Kaiju Search-Robot Avery; Red Letter Media (Production company)
Mike Stoklasa’s previous films are The Recovered (2008; co-directed with Jay Bauman), in which an estranged daughter returns to her hometown for her mother’s funeral only to be haunted by strange visions and recovered memories of a forgotten childhood horror, thus putting her grip on reality and her own sanity under threat; and the irresistible, obviously very serious, puppet-driven epic Oranges: The Revenge of the Eggplant (2004):