ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS (2016) Reviews and overview


‘We love eating them, now it’s their turn!’

Attack of the Killer Donuts is a 2016 comedy science fiction horror film directed by Scott Wheeler (Avalanche Sharks; second unit director: Empire of the Sharks; Sharknado 4) from a screenplay co-written by Nathan Dalton, actor Chris De Christopher (Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre; Piranhaconda) and producer Rafael Diaz-Wagner (Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre).

The film stars Fredrick Burns, Kayla Compton and Lauren Compton. C. Thomas Howell has a cameo role as a cop.

A chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into blood thirsty killers. Now it’s up to Johnny, Michelle and Howard to save their sleepy town from… killer donuts!

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“As ludicrous as it sounds, this low-concept, low-budget schlock horror-comedy from VFX artist Scott Wheeler (Xena: Warrior Princess) is far from unwatchable and even manages to entertain for most of its first hour, before succumbing to creative burnout — and a bizarre kind of sentimentality — in its final stretch.” The Hollywood Reporter

“The story makes for fair part buddy-comedy and part outbreak pic. It’s a strange blend of things, but it has a few tense moments and the jokes never disappear for long. Those comical moments only last for a moment or so as director Scott Wheeler pulls out all the stops and we’re soon trapped in what is an often riotous, unpredictable situation.” Addicted to Horror Movies

” …while the movie is fun it just never becomes a greatly entertaining one as well. It’s funny at moments but more often than not it’s being too much of a lame and simplistic movie, featuring a silly premise that never fully pays off. Horror-wise the movie is especially a weak one. There is no good gore, no real fun killings and certainly not any tension or good scares either.”Boba_Fett1138

Attack of the Killer Donuts is not as good as say ThanksKilling, but it’s just as entertaining and does enough that it stands well on its own merits; it’s good but not great and it’s funny yet not entirely over the top […] The CG isn’t spectacular, but given the scope of the budget, I think the killer donuts looked pretty decent and they even had some cute moments.” The Other View

“The film has the most fun with the donut attacks – of squealing donuts rolling and leaping around, jumping out of the fryer en masse […] However, beyond the ridiculousness of the title concept, Attack of the Killer Donuts is far too penny-pinched. It is a cheap and sh*tty film with just not enough chutzpah or effort made to make it more than that.” Moria

Main cast:

Fredrick Burns, Kayla Compton, Lauren Compton (DepravedDeath House; ClownTown), Chris De Christopher, Alison England, Phillip Fallon, Michael Gaglio, Aaron Groben, Ben Heyman, C. Thomas Howell (Bigfoot Wars; Camel Spiders; The Hitcher), Christine Nguyen, Grant O’Connell, Jack O’Connor, Justin Ray, Jed Rowen.

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California


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