NIGHT FEEDERS (2006) Reviews and overview

 

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‘When the hunters become the hunted’

Night Feeders is a 2006 American science-fiction horror film about a meteorite that unleashes nocturnal alien creatures in North Carolina.

Written and directed by Jet Eller (Never Feed the Troll; Marley’s Revenge: The Monster Movie), the Synthetic Fur Productions movie stars Donnie Evans (Cold Storage), Brett Gentile (The Taking of Deborah Logan; Fall Down Dead; Southern Gothic), Mike Monzitta (Cold Storage), Michael Ruff (Devil’s Crossing; Fantastic Tales of the Unknown: The Movie; Never Feed the Troll) and Kate Leahey.

Plot:

A crashed meteor unleashes an infestation of nocturnal alien creatures out to devour every warm-blooded life form on our planet. When night falls, four hapless weekend deer hunters are about to discover how it feels to be the prey…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Photography alone doesn’t warrant a rental or buy, but Night Feeders succeeds on all levels. I actually sat and watched the film, rather than suffer through it. The pacing and shot composition all lead to someone that has done their homework and actually taken time to set up a shot and block it out, rather than just pressing record and yelling “action!” B-Independent

“Fortunately, what Night Feeders lacks in budget, it makes up for with a little old fashioned creature feature fun. Night Feeders doesn’t bring anything new to the table or do anything particularly inventive with the concept. It’s just a monster movie, plain and simple, that evokes the feel of a bygone era with some modest success.” Dread Central

” ….the filmmakers have definitely squeezed the most out of their resources and there are some original touches and unexpected twists along the way. This is quite a fun movie and certainly one of the best independent low budget features I’ve seen. The amateur cast really give it their all…” Eat Horror

“Manages some decent tension and atmosphere but suffers a lot from abysmal PlayStation1 CGI and uneven actors. You also get the feeling that the original movie was too short, there is at least twenty minutes of stuff that feels like it was shot long afterwards. Seen worse I suppose.” Joachim Andersson

” …you’re either going to like the throwback feel of this movie as a creature feature or you’re going to hate the low budget special effects and CGI […] It’s no game-changer and it won’t leave a lasting impression but if you just wanna have fun watching a horror film with some jumps as well as some laughs made on a next to nothing budget you won’t be disappointed.” The Man Hole

“While the creatures are largely CGI and not particularly impressive, Jet keeps them nearly invisible for a long time and keeps them in darkness and shadow for most of the film […] But it really doesn’t look that much worse than a SyFy (or were they SciFi back then?) Network movie would have looked about the same time.” Rivets on the Poster

Cast and characters:

Donnie Evans … Donnie
Brett Gentile … John
Mike Monzitta … Andy
Michael Ruff … Doug
Kate Leahey … Terry
Chip Barrett … Warden
Jerry Moore … Clyde Cox
Ginger Curl … Helen Cox
Byron Miller … Mike (as Byron ‘BJ’ Miller)
Gina Stewart … Mechanic’s Wife
Carver Johns … Roy
Mark Scarboro … Wayne
Bob Beaver … Bubba
Paul Barrett … Fisherman
Andy Boswell … Fisherman

Filming locations:

Charlotte and Midland, North Carolina

Technical details:

83 minutes
Audio: Stereo
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1

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