Bite – Canada, 2015 – overview and reviews

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‘This may sting a little’

Bite is a 2015 Canadian horror feature film directed by Chad Archibald (I’ll Take Your DeadThe HereticsThe Drownsman; Ejecta; et al) from a screenplay written by Jayme Laforest. It was produced by Black Fawn Films in association with Breakthrough Entertainment.

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Plot:

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits.

Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite…

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” … the film is arguably at its best when it embraces its own ridiculousness. At a certain point, it becomes clear that Bite has basically written itself into a corner, and it doesn’t escape in a way that really satisfies, but the bulk of the film is a creative, icky ride.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“If gross-out movies have you drooling with anticipation then Bite is a film you should be itching to see already. Archibald’s unashamedly icky feature is easily one of the best the body horror sub-genre has to offer and is his best piece of work to date.” Howard Gorman, Scream magazine

” … there is an overall feel to the story that it is trying to be a lot more than what’s on the surface, but is unsuccessful and confusing instead. Bite doesn’t have much to offer for someone seeking a memorable viewing, but is likely to entertain viewers seeking a few dry-heaves from its spectacular (-ly disgusting) practical effects.” Richelle Charkot, HorrorTalk

“Archibald takes a somewhat slow route to the golden ticket in the first half of the film, but after Casey’s bite has had its chance to infest the bloodstream, that’s when we shift out of first gear and into a very slippery overdrive … Bite definitely has the chops to be the Fly of the new age and simply shouldn’t be missed, especially if you’re a gorehound on the prowl.” Matt Boiselle, Dread Central

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” … [a] few positives are constantly undermined by amateurish acting, a poorly developed script and a lack of attention to narrative common sense (check out the scene with the cops and guys in hazmat suits). The film also introduces us to a terrible looking CGI tail on Casey towards the end and it completely distracts the viewer from moments which should be tense.” Frank Turner, UK Horror Scene

Cast:

  • John Migliore,
  • Derrek Peels,
  • Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith
  • Caroline Palmer
  • John Cross
  • Christopher James
  • Alex MacPherson
  • Kai Csiki
  • Sheelagh Daly
  • MarieBeth Young
  • Tianna Nori
  • Elma Begovic
  • Ty Phoenix
  • Annette Wozniak
  • Jordan Gray

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