Sunday, 29 January 2012
Fear Eats The Seoul (2010)
Directed by Nick J Calder
Written by Nick J Calder
Stars: Amber Green, Elinza Pretorius, Miles Meili, Nick J Calder, Hyun Do
Nick Calders Fear Eats The Seoul offers an interesting and original spin on the zombie (more like demon in this case) apocalypse scenario.
I was excited to check out this movie after viewing the trailer. It looked dark, creepy and action packed and the setting of a bleak and desolate South Korea gave it a fresh look. Although the film turned out to be a lot more dialogue heavy and lower on the action than I anticipated it was still an involving and original watch.
The demon effects in Fear Eats The Seoul are incredible. The makeup work is second to none on the facial disfigurements and as previously mentioned, the claws are indeed scary. Think Freddy Kruegers glove mutated x10 and you have it!
The actors all do a great job in the movie. I found Amber Green as sacastic 'Nadia' to be extremely natural and she has some great/funny lines. Elinza Pretorius as 'Mary' also has a brilliantly acted scene involving an uncomfotable conversation with a slighty, shall we say crazy, young lady.
The movie is extremely well shot and absolutely looks like a big screen release. Nick makes the most of the setting to create a sprawling and treacherous wasteland. The score is also both haunting and appropriate for the dire situation unfolding.