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Carnivorous

Carnivorous (2007) Movie Poster
  •  USA  •    •  84m  •    •  Directed by: Drew Maxwell.  •  Starring: Leah Rose, Ryan Schaufler, Tom Lodewyck, Matt Ukena, Katy Colloton, Nick Driessen, Edy Cullen, Chris Flieller, Adrienne Rusk, Tylan Canady, Joe Drilling, Darla Brown, Kelsey McCann..
      After being kidnapped, Kate Walker wakes to find herself trapped in a small chamber. She realizes she's not the only prisoner, as nineteen others share the same fate. Hunted by demonic creatures, the group must band together if they are to escape the hellish labyrinth and survive the onslaught.

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I was at the Shockerfest International Film Festival this year. It is held every year near my home town. (A great fest by the way!) Anyway, I saw this film and loved it! I am not the only one- it was nominated for "BEST FANTASY FILM OF THE YEAR" and the two lead actors were both nominated for "BEST ACTOR". I say this to prove my point about this film - it is a daring and unique film and I feel that it should be rewarded for its merits. I say this because I have read some people's negative comments on this film and I have to say that I am tired of people just bitching about movies that they did not understand. I have heard comments on how the labyrinth dimension looked strange and unreal. Come on! It is not trying to be a real place at all, it is a limbo dimension. The characters even talk about it in the film. I am sure that the filmmakers were not trying to make it look real. They were being CREATIVE! Pay attention to the story please. If you pay any attention it is clear that the creatures, or whom ever created the creatures, created the labyrinth dimension to hunt the people in. When the people were in the real world it was real locations and when the were in the labyrinth dimension it was surreal. I am surprised anybody could miss this point. I loved that the labyrinth dimension had an unearthly, surreal look. I found it very creepy and scary. The world could not have been pulled off by real-world sets and that is what made it so fun to watch- you never knew what could be around the next corner and if you tried to guess you would be wrong. If you don't like this kind of film- don't watch it. If you enjoy when filmmakers take risks and are creative for once- I urge you to give it a chance. You might be surprised. To the people who just dismiss the film as "video game-like," I feel that you missed the boat here. I quote the DREAD CENTRAL positive review of Carnivorous: "...an admirably ambitious creature feature that deserves to be given a chance." and "I really do think Carnivorous is a monster movie that's merits outweigh its negatives and deserves an audience." These guys know genre films.

I was really sucked in by the story. It was different and refreshing. I watch tons of horror thrillers. I am quite tired of the same Asian ghost rip-offs and slasher films. Carnivorous is truly a unique film. I commend the story for telling us just enough about the chosen "bad apple" people that were being hunted. letting the viewer come to their own conclusions on why they were there. We never know why Kate (the lead actress) is there. What did she do? Why was she different than all the others? I don't want to spoil anything for a viewer but she is a character that is a very different person at the end of the story than from the beginning of the film. Changed by what she endured and now is burdened by the truth of the world and with a horrible responsibility that she must take on her shoulders. I found this fascinating. The pace of the story is very fast and never boring.

Most of the acting was very good. Ryan Schaufler who played 'Ian' was great fun to watch. He was insane but not over the top. He felt very real in an unreal world and situation. The creepy kids was a nice touch as it showed how Kate was a good person. She took him under her wing and cared for him regardless of his "bad person" status. I really loved the chemistry of the two lead characters. It was not sexual or buddies. Just respect. I liked it. The fighting was nice as it was never way over the top like so many films these days. No Matrix style bullet- time crap here. Thank you very much.

The creatures had a great design and were scary for what they were. I would not say that the animated creatures were the best I've ever seen in my life but hey come on, this is a low budget film and they matched the world they were from. Once again the filmmakers used what they had and were creative. It makes sense. Trust me I have seen some real crap CGI creatures in films that made these monsters look like gold.

You have to commend the filmmakers for "going for it" with this type of film on what must have been no real budget. Not an easy task I'm sure. I feel they pulled it off. But I am sure that there will be a lot of people who just can't get on this ride. It asks you to bring your imagination with you. Unfortunately many people these days have no imagination to speak of and they will be missing out. Therefore, like so many unique films, people will either love Carnivorous or it will not be their cup of tea. I was very refreshed and always entertained by this film and would love to see what the filmmakers could do with a real budget.

I loved this film!!!!


Review by soundteamllc from the Internet Movie Database.