Monday, January 30, 2012

Candidate # 4

(June 2010)

Writer/director Joe Maggio’s Bitter Feast is cautionary horror for those who freely criticize in that very snide and mean-spirited way that’s become so sadly widespread over the ‘net that it permeates vast swathes of the information superhighway in this unwelcoming, stifling miasma of negativity.
In Bitter Feast, Chef Peter Grey (Ally McBeal's James Le Gros) is just one of the many targets of the spewing vitriol of Gastropunks food blogger, JT Franks (The Blair Witch Project's Joshua Leonard, also seen more recently in Shark Night). Following a streak of career misfortune, Grey decides to strike back.

Fair warning though, for those of you in search of sympathetic characters to identify and commiserate with, those are practically nonexistent in Bitter Feast. Like I said, it’s cautionary horror for all those Negative Nellies out there, and both Grey and Franks are quite unlikeable.
There are other faces to look at here though, and one can also find A Horrible Way To Die’s Amy Seimetz here, as Franks’ suffering wife, and Larry Fessenden (yay!) as private investigator William Coley (and, behind the camera, as producer, too).
Now, as to whether either are more sympathetic than the two main leads, well, you’ll have to find out for yourself if you decide to check this one out.

(Bitter Feast OS courtesy of

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