2016 | English | Horror Anthology | 85 minutes | 1080p
from Brain Damage Films http://braindamagefilms.com/
About: Creature Feature’s are a sub genre of Horror, which were a staple in the 1960’s, cultivating a huge cult following to this day. Creature Feature is a true homage to the genre.
Directed by Chase Smith, who helmed of recent horror hits Realm of Souls, and Hollywood Nightmare, and the latest release from Spirit World Films.
Comic book Movies are huge right now! Creature Feature is marketed, as well as produced to have a comic book feel, as the story progresses through each turn of the page.
The story revolves around a group of people telling scary stories during a Halloween party. And that’s where the fun begins. Each story has it’s own delightful merits, but in the end, they all come together in a neat little terrifying tale.
Creature Feature is five interwoven tales of terror that occur one foggy Halloween night in Georgia. A babysitter learns a new appreciation for fine art and hard lesson about the consequences of being irresponsible…and naughty! A group of college kids stumble on the mother of all Scarecrows; two teenagers are forced to steal from the wrong cantankerous old hermit who has been known to occasionally howl at the moon; a murdered father comes back for vengeance against his gold-digging wife and traitorous children; and all of this Halloween fun is made possible by a London Gentleman known as…”Jack”.
The anthology opens of course with some backstory, but it evolves into much more as each person attempts to outdo the other with a horrifying tale that may or may not be rooted in some truth.
I love anthologies. I’ve been an avid fan as far back as Tales From The Crypt and I’m glad to see they’re starting to make a comeback. Shot in Georgia, Creature Feature is another classic anthology. Written and directed by Chase Smith, Creature Feature stars Libby Blanton, Becca Beton, and Tenille Houston.
Chase does a great job with the stories themselves then manages to bring them to life and considering there’s always restrictions when it comes to shooting an indie,he maintained a good “creepy” factor throughout the film.
In a way, Creature Feature pays homage to Stephen King’s Creepshow which is fine, but this isn’t a PG-13 anthology boys and girls. Creature Feature has some nudity and implied sexual situations, but they are a necessity and not an afterthought meant to “spice” thing up.
Another point worth noting, is the acting. While I haven’t looked into the actors previous projects, they seemed to work well together and had a good on screen chemistry.
Overall,the film moves along and like I mentioned before, everything falls into place in the end.
I’m looking forward to future anthologies from Chase as this seems to be one of his strong suits.
I’m giving Creature Feature 4 out of 5 stars for its solid stories,good acting,and good production values.Add this film to your Halloween list and you won’t be disappointed.
Creature Feature is available on DVD here: