Writer: Max Perrier, Matthew Altman (Screenplay)
Starring: Jared Cohn, Ardis Barrow, Victoria Curtain, Brandon Perrault, Nahka Bertrand, Tyson Houseman, Marco Collin
Plot: A hunt for easy money turns into a deadly search for a missing loved one as outsiders confront the evil forces behind a native American myth.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Basic Horror
Story: Feed the Devil starts When Marcus (Cohn) and his girlfriend Stella (Curtain) get direction to a pot field that could solve all of their money issues for life being joined by Lydia’s little sister Lydia (Barrow) the three head off on their adventure.
When Stella heads off with a stranger Marcus and Lydia must search for her when they start to learn there is someone dangerous within the woods but they can’t leave without Stella. Marcus finds himself having to fight a mysterious killer in the woods.
Feed the Devil follows a simple idea in horror where we follow a group of friends heading into the woods only to find themselves being terrorized by a killer. The ABC side to the story works but the lack of real development of the characters doesn’t help out one bit. The killer does work because he is happy just to knock out and deal with the victims when he is ready too. Overall this will just end up being an average horror that doesn’t really get us in the shocked moment.
Jared Cohn: Marcus is one the trip of a life time with his girlfriend to make more money than he could ever imagine but when they get attacked by wolves he has to balance his love for her with his greed. Jared is solid in this leading role but isn’t going to be the most memorable character in a horror film.
Ardis Barrow: Lydia is the sister of Stella who sneaks onto the trip only to find herself spending most of her time with Marcus in search of Stella. Arsis is solid but again doesn’t make an impact on her scenes.
Victoria Curtain: Stella is the girlfriend of Marcus who can’t wait to go on the adventure only to find herself being attacked by a wolf and wanting to go home which leads to her being lost in the woods. Victoria is solid but disappears to early into the film to get a real judgement.
Brandon Perrault: Killer is hunting down his victims in the woods but over time we learn his motives which can come off confusing because he comes off strong only to not have the conviction against Marcus. Brandon does make for an imposing villain even if we don’t have a real showdown until the final third of the film.
Support Cast: Feed the Devil has a small supporting cast with most of the ones we meet just being disposable through the film.
Director Review: Max Perrier – Max gives us a horror that doesn’t push the boundaries or give us that moment of true shock needed in the film.
Adventure: Feed the Devil puts our characters into the adventure to get rich only for them to find themselves in a nightmare.
Horror: Feed the Devil does try to have moments that shock but they come from close up gore moments with most jump scares being boo, hit you with something.
Settings: Feed the Devil keeps everything in and around the woods where our characters don’t really have an escape from.
Special Effects: Feed the Devil has solid but low budget effects that you can see throughout the film.
Suggestion: Feed the Devil is one that if you see it on television one night you could enjoy. (Late Night TV)
Best Part: Final moments.
Worst Part: It lacks that moment of shock.
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Overall: Basic horror that fails to offer anything fresh.