Cannibal Farm (also known as Escape from Cannibal Farm) is written & directed by Charlie Steeds & will appear on VOD on January 2nd 2018.
Starring Kate Marie Davies, Barrington De La Roche, David Lenik, Rowena Bentley, Toby Wynn-Davies, and Peter Cosgrove. Cannibal Farm is inspired by the bloody brutality of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The Harver family are on the road in the British countryside for a summer camping trip. Tensions are high in the family & the hope is this trip will help them bond. No easy goal considering just how argumentative the family are!
While camping during the night, one of the tents is set on fire resulting in injury. Forced to go to a nearby farm for help the Harver’s night is about to get a whole lot worse. This is no ordinary farm; here vengeful farmer Hunt Hansen and his deformed son are cooking up a different kind of meat. The human kind…
Judging it by the title alone, you’d expect Cannibal Farm to be campy & silly horror movie. So, it comes as something of a surprise to see that this is a horror that takes itself pretty seriously. A little too much in the end.
Rather then being just a splatter gore-fest, Cannibal Farm instead deals with more with the tragedy of the situation.
The music & acting is weighted towards the emotional impact of the victims as well as the hardships felt by a father caring for his disfigured son. This does mean we get some impactful moments especially as the film set up the characters nicely at the start.
The acting overall is decent although there are some really spectacular moments of over-acting on occasion that will force a chuckle or two.
The highlights of the movie though are the legitimately horrifying moments mixed in alongside gleeful amounts of blood-letting. Some great practical effects really show of just what Cannibal Farm has going for it.
Cannibal Farm is an entertaining watch. One with a few good twists & turns that just about paper over the cracks in the plot. Its biggest problem is its pacing that does mean it drags on occasion & a pro animal rights message that is a bit forced.
The Final Score - 7/10