Sin - really I sort of group them into the same category. Hope I don't make you mad.
I don't buy that SotD was as great as everybody says it was. And if you don't mind me leaving the genre - Shaun didn't touch Napoleon Dynamite.
Don't mean to hate on the shaunster - got some laughs and some really good sedate humor (Barbaras face when the are practicing to be Zombies and totally bought the roomates) - but it teetered too much between serious and dumb humor. I like the clear deliniation!
But opinions are what makes the world go around.
To visit dead alive for a second - that was the hardest I've laughed at a movie since seeing Young Frankenstein as an adolescent. Schlock Gold it was!
Saw 'em both last night and I have to give the nod to Feast. I'm leaning toward a 3.5 out of a possible five stars on it. Slither I think had moments that felt like it was trying to decide exactly what direction it wanted to take. Spoilers ahead for both films so read no farther if you haven't, but want to see it.
I'll tackle Slither first. I liked the movie as it was just like some films from the 80's I enjoyed like Night of the Comet, Creepshow, From Beyond, The Curse and Invaders From Mars. Director/writer James Gunn's script seems to run out of steam in some places. I really didn't get what was up with the whole collecting of meat in it's various forms was all about. Sure the transformed townfolk were eating it fresh or rotten, but why? Maybe this film should have been called Feast. All of that didn't really make sense. Why did the townfolk need to be transformed other than throw another red herring into the mix? It wasn't an alien race that was trying to "take over" but a singular entity. Why the need for all the recruited? Maybe I'm reading too much into it all, but Gunn's effort seems too convoluted for the end result. I liked it, but not as much as I could have.
Feast racked up at least two stars for kicking some Hollywood Horror movie cliche's right in the teeth right out the gate. Killing off The Hero, The Black Guy and The Kid? WOW! Kudos, absolute kudos! Those are taboos all the way around. What would have made it even better if they killed The Handicapped Guy. Guess you can't get everything. Henry Rollins must have had a great time playing a character totally he opposite of what he is and the car stalling at the end was a great way to cap the film off. Two Thumbs Up! A film I totally recommend.