Halloween Disc-A-Day 2017: Day 16 – Carnivore

Continuing from last year, this project is an attempt to help me get dvds that for one reason or another I’ve never seen off of my shelf and give them a watch.  Today I watched Carnivore.

IMDb: Carnivore (2000)
A government experiment goes totally wrong as a creature confined in a hidden lab inside and abandoned house escapes. Afterwards, some teens show up to have a little fun in the house, not knowing that the beast is loose and watching them.

While this movie was released in 2000, it was shot from ’89 to ’91 and that’s right in the sweet spot of direct-to-video horror.  This is 100% pure schlock aged like a fine wine.  It’s by no means a great movie, but it does satisfy a certain need for nonsense from the vhs era.  It’s got it all: puppets, bad voice-over, obvious stand-ins, curly mullets… I could go on, but don’t feel the need to.  If this is something that would interest you, you’re probably hunting it down by now.  My major complaint is that they end the movie too soon.  They could have easily gotten another 10 minutes out of the story from where they left off.  I guess that works to its favor.  Keep ’em wanting more, right?  This is one that I will watch again with friends.

That was fun.  Check back every day for the rest of the month for more mini-reviews.  In the meantime, listen to Motion Picture Meltdown discuss another film that wasn’t seen until much later, the Roger Corman version of Fantastic Four.

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