PIGSTER (2019) Reviews and overview

   

‘Be careful what you wish for’

Pigster is a 2019 American horror feature film about the titular pig-like demon stalking a group of college students in his slaughterhouse in Hell…

Directed by Al Burke (King of Darkness) and John Lechago (Blade: The Iron Cross; Killjoy’s Psycho Circus; Killjoy Goes to Hell; Bio•Slime) from a screenplay written by the latter, the movie stars Robert Davi (Lost TimeSwamp Shark; Maniac Cop 2; and 3), Clint Howard (Big Bad WolfIce Cream ManEvilspeak), Victoria De Mare (Aliens vs Titan1CTwo FacedKilljoy’s Psycho Circus), Kate Stone (Land of Smiles) and John Karyus (The Oatmeal ManV/H/S/2Lizard Man).

Plot:

An ancient pig-like demon is set upon a group of college students by a mysterious being called The Dealer. Once they make a deal, and their wishes come true, the beast will take the students to his slaughterhouse in Hell. Another mysterious being called The Messenger tries warning them, but it is too late, as each of the victims will have to face the beast Pigster…

Review:

Pigster is a jaw-dropper for sure. Manic doesn’t even describe this 65-minute movie madness. It is all over the place possibly due to apparently being a re-edited version of John Lechago‘s Feast of Fear (2016). But maybe it’s not re-edited, just re-issued with a different title? The short running time doesn’t fit with the amount of confusing plot and rapid editing on show. If anyone knows, please let us know below…

Meanwhile, there are practical monster and gore effects galore, the veteran and young actors all seemingly bemused by what’s going on and yet emote their best (it’s always good to see Robert Davi and Clint Howard do their schtick, even briefly) and there’s no time to even concern yourself with the supernatural shenanigans that are presented as a plot. There’s brief flashes of female nudity too for those that crave carnal tease. If this is the best bits of Feast of Fear then why not release the whole movie with some exposition to provide context to the onscreen onslaught?

Pigster makes little sense and yet you won’t have the chance to pause for thought. It’s head-shaking stuff and reminiscent of Charles Band’s production-line movies that often raised a smile or two but left you with a feeling that more cohesion was required (John Lechago is a Full Moon employee, of course ). For once, we need to see more of a messy movie and not less.

Adrian J Smith, MOVIES & MANIA

Other reviews:

“Hogwash! This is one of the most confusing, ridiculous messes I’ve seen in a long time! […] The acting is like a bad Saturday Night Live skit and so is the story! If you want to see utter foolishness and bad “special fx” then you’ll love it.” Slasher Diva

Release:

Pigster is available via Amazon Prime.

Cast and characters:

  • Robert Davi … The Dealer
  • Clint Howard … The Messenger
  • Victoria Levine … Sherrie
  • Kate Stone … Alli
  • John Karyus … Pigster
  • Sinn Bodhi … The Beast
  • Adam Michael Gold … Anthony
  • Alex Meth … Young Doug
  • James Andronica … Old Doug
  • Aja Noel … Leena
  • Victoria De Mare … Rat Girl
  • Tamario Fletcher … Paul
  • Nihilist Gelo … Andre
  • Al Burke … The Boss
  • Rachel Alig … Limo Driver
  • Anthony Olmos … Dog
  • David Rage … Flea
  • Sean McBride … Bill
  • Juliana Acosta … Unclothed Victim
  • Macarena Abad … Cute Party Girl
  • Alan Maxson … Straight Jacket Demon

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California