Feast is a 2005 American horror film, a result of Project Greenlight‘s third season, the amateur filmmaking documentary series and contest.
The winning team was composed of writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, and director John Gulager. It was executive produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Wes Craven and the Maloof family.
As people are enjoying drinks in a bar, a man covered in blood – identified onscreen as “Hero” (Eric Dane) – enters through the door and warns them all of the impending danger. No one heeds his warning, so he shows the bar patrons the head of a repulsive creature to make them take him seriously. He is soon pulled through a window and decapitated by one of the monsters, amusingly just after it was implied that his chances of survival were very high.
After the carnage, a woman – “Heroine” (Navi Rawat) – bursts through the door and reveals herself to be the recently deceased man’s wife. After a brief sentimental moment between the wife and her late husband, they begin boarding up the windows in the bar.
Despite their efforts, a young monster bursts through an uncovered window and begins decapitating the people inside the bar. It dismembers one of the women – “Harley Mom” (Diane Goldner) – and it is initially assumed that she died from massive blood loss.
The monster disappears for some time, then is found attempting to sexually penetrate one of the deer heads nailed to the wall. A shotgun blast removes the deer head and monster from the wall. The monster drops into a freezer which is then sealed shut, trapping it inside.
Following this, the remaining windows are boarded up and the bar patrons are given a moment of peace. Trying to call for help, they learn that the only phone in the bar has been hit by a stray shotgun blast and has been rendered useless…
“Despite the action being played up for laughs it also manages some intensity and decent suspense. Feast gets both the horror AND the comedy just right. Feast’s entertaining characters, energetic pace, and gory site gags made for a hootin’ and hollerin’ good time!” Goregirl’s Dungeon
“The only thing that made it feel like it was without infinite monetary backing was the fact that most of the movie took place inside the bar. Despite the budgetary constraints, every over-the-top scene will satisfy even the most blood-hungry gore lover in you. Gulager delivers visions of monster sex/birth, out-of-the-blue amputation, a plethora of disembowelments, decapitations galore, and even a few curse words.” Horror News