I’ve been wanting to watch Eat Locals for a while but the boy seemed distinctly unenthusiastic. Well, he’s of an age to party and went out to his friends last night so it was just me and the hubby. I was feeling emotionally fragile so couldn’t deal with anything too heavy, violent or gory. So we went for this, knowing it was a horror comedy. It’s Jason Flemyng’s directorial debut. Its British and low budget.
A group of vampires are meeting in an isolated farmhouse to discuss vampire territory and business matters. However, they are being watched by an army unit intent on their destruction. One vampire has brought a human with the hope of turning him into one of them. What follows is chaos and mayhem as the two factions battle one another.
It’s a fun movie and feels like Jason Flemyng brought in a bunch of his mates for a laugh. There’s Charlie Cox (Daredevil) who he worked with on Stardust. There’s Dexter Fletcher, who he worked with on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Ruth Jones (Gavin and Stacey), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean), Eve Myles (Dr Who and Torchwood), Freema Agyeman (Dr Who), Annette Crosby (One Foot in the Grave)…and the list goes on. Even Jamie Oliver is credited for doing the catering….definitely a mates movie. The vampire transformation looks effective and you’re rallying for the vamps.
Not to be taken seriously and not the best of British horror comedy’s but a light, fun watch with a line up of British stars (which without I may not as been so forgiving). 6/10.