EAT

EAT

USA, 2013, 93 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Colorado, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Programs: Million Dollar Movies, Spotlight on Colorado
Language: English

Denver director Jimmy Weber was stranded in traffic one day and had a revelation while chewing on his finger. As a horror-film fan, he felt that too often gory films were only about the gore, so why not have the special effects instead signify ramifications of the American Dream?

Ironically, the City of Angels can ingest your very being and spit it out as if you never existed. Hollywood is littered with pilgrims seeking a taste of stardom. Struggling actress Novella McClure finds solace from audition rejections by chewing on her finger. Pushing 30, Novella mulls over the idea that maybe acting isn’t her calling. Best friend Candice urges her to press on. Only porn roles are offered, and the anguish has McClure masticating. Finding herself entangled with questionable psychiatrists, pathological cutthroat competition, and mad rapists, compulsive Novella needs the ultimate nourishment.

This is Weber’s third film screened at Starz featuring edible special effects, highly stylized visuals, and a climax that would make Mola Ram proud. Some exteriors were shot on location, but the majority of EAT was shot in Denver under Arctic conditions. “It might be a strange mash-up,” says Weber, “but that's the kind of movie I would want to see, so that's the kind of movie I wanted to make.” An engaging combo of camp and cerebral, this is one horror film with a lot of heart.



For information on group rates and community partnerships please contact Dominic Smith at dominic@denverfilm.org

DIRECTOR: Jimmy Weber
Producer: Annie Baker
Editor: Jimmy Weber
Screenwriter: Jimmy Weber
Cinematographer: Jon Stevenson
Principal Cast: Meggie Maddock, Ali Frances, Jeremy Make, Dakota Pike, Maru Garcia

You might also enjoy...

  • An American Terror

    An American Terror

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. Josh wakes each day to a series of hells, with little to live for between uncaring parents and school bullies. After a brutal event and online humiliation, he and his friends plot revenge via a homecoming massacre. Searching for weapons, they find a man who perpetuates a far more murderous darkness... more
  • Peak of Terror

    Peak of Terror

    USA , 2013 , 20 min. When a monster terrorizes a small town, a woman must confront her past to protect the people she loves... more
  • She Wolf

    She Wolf

    Argentina , 2013 , 92 min. It’s like Truffaut meets Herschell Gordon Lewis, with a smidge of Buñuel. The she-wolf of Buenos Aires likes her Argentine meat extremely rare. Our horny heroine tracks men down, does them, and then does them in... more
  • The Demon's Rook

    The Demon's Rook

    USA , 2013 , 103 min. The devil went down to Georgia to rouse up some zombies, goth pagan rednecks, and Bovine Fantasy Invasion action. Splatter takes precedence over story, in true midnight movie mayhem fashion, with the old-school practical effects die-hard fans savor... more
>>
August 2014
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Today's Showtimes

Chef
11:20 AM
1:50 PM
7:10 PM
10:00 PM
Ida
11:40 AM
2:10 PM
Dinosaur 13
2:00 PM
Snowpiercer
4:20 PM
9:40 PM
Life After Beth
4:40 PM
7:20 PM
9:50 PM
Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere
6:00 PM

Hot Tickets

Sign up for our FREE Email Newsletter

 

CLICK IMAGE for the Member Newsletter

CLICK IMAGE to Renew or Join
Membership Updates and Sign Up

CLICK IMAGE for Information

CLICK IMAGE for more information