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Fangoria Delivers Extended Forecast

Fangoria editor Anthony Timpone has unleashed his picks from the recent American Film Market in Santa Monica, and they don't sound pretty. In Part One of Timpone's two-part lowdown, high marks are given to "The Descent," written and directed by "Dog Soldiers" helmer Neil Marshall, and "The Gravedancers," directed by Mike Mendez. In Part Two, Timpone favors "The Maid" and "Feed."

Let's take a closer look at some of those titles:

I'm wary of the praise heaped on "The Descent," and not just because I found the bark of "Dog Soldiers" to be worse than its bite. Timpone comes right out and calls "The Descent" better than "most recent horror fare and ... one of the scariest films I’ve seen in years." That much I could probably swallow. But then to compare Marshall to the likes of Richard Stanley and Clive Barker? I'm not so sure about that. Not that I find Stanley and Barker to be on the same playing field to begin with. Anyway, "The Descent" must be worth a gander, even if it's only a little better than "Dog Soldiers."

As for "The Maid," Timpone had me with "reminiscent of the Thai/Hong Kong production 'The Eye.'" Count me in!

But it sounds as if the strangest film of the bunch is "Feed," an Australian film directed by Brett Leonard in which obese women literally eat themselves to death for the delectation of cyber perverts. Timpone paints an ugly picture of what must be a very disgusting movie. Can't wait to see it!--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on November 30, 2005 10:31 PM
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