Feed the Devil (2016)

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FEED THE DEVIL Key Art Final 212x300 - Feed the Devil (2016)Starring Jared Cohn, Ardis Barrow, Brandon Perreault

Directed by Max Perrier


Not quite sure what it is about a person’s internal wiring in films that shorts out whenever they enter the woods, taking a somewhat fairly intelligent soul and rendering them one full-blown step away from being a damaged toad once they put boots to downed branches. Ah well, that’s what makes the horror genre so damned entertaining – the culling of the cinematic herd, so to speak.

In director Max Perreault’s gory-forest film Feed the Devil, the lesson of “keep your city butts outta the great wide outdoors” is yet again reinforced to those who might not have gotten the point the first few dozen times (possibly a catastrophic miscount, but I digress).

The film focuses on an arrogant and ignorant character by the name of Marcus (Cohn) and his ultra-bright plan to secure a sizable stash of “rolling green” hidden way out in the woods. Flocked by a couple of friends (Barrow and Victoria Curtain), they all head out with the hopes of snagging this bundle and turning it over into some serious dough. The immediate message here is to respect the land and the people who are inhabiting it… yeah, like THAT ever happens in a horror movie!

Sacred Native American ground is trespassed upon, and Marcus’s inner-racist workings boil to the surface, causing quite the problem for him and his two lady pals. Viewers who have an issue with heavy stereotypes and prejudicial actions might cast a sour eye at this one, and for good reason, but just remember: It’s only a film, and sooner or later we’ll all get back to what we came here to see: some good old-fashioned slicing and dicing.

Cohn more than aptly delivers in his role as the intolerant lead, and even in the face of numerous warnings from the locals, he presses on in his quest to obtain the holy weed – guess the need to grab some smoke can cloud your better judgement, huh? As the movie drags along in some spots, we witness some decent kills; yet, unfortunately they run parallel to the inane plot direction and even slower pacing.

Perrier has something right on the cusp of being worthwhile, but it ultimately slips from his grasp in the film’s latter stages. Pluses include a decent soundtrack coupled with some beautiful cinematic vistas – he really makes this Alaskan wilderness look like a postcard-quality shot. Overall, the movie’s worth a look if you want a little anger with your gore, but this one fell a bit short on longevity for this city boy.

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