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Emily Booth doesn't even star in the film, yet her sporadic interstitials throughout the film are probably the most entertaining. Sure, she hams it up, but her being easy on the eyes is way more than what I can say for some of the unlucky bastards who starred in the film. And yes, I'm sure those folks aren't even supposed to be ugly. They're really just ugly by association. Ignoring the gore, another plus would be Davies' ability to set up shots, execute scenes and edit them. And if that sounds like a generic compliment regarding a filmmaker, it's because that's all I can say.
As for the film, well how do I put this? It's like Davies and Kirkby watched CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and a bunch of Troma films back to back while high, thought that he could do a great exploitation film on next to nothing, then proceeded to f*ck the entire thing up by making ANIMAL SOUP. Really, where's the entertainment value in a guy screaming the length of a deli truck as a badly applied latex nipple is clumsily cut off and eaten by a guy doing the worst imitation Leatherface I've even seen? Or some girl taking a dump, wiping with newspaper (?!) and then have another dude grab a hunk of her crap and eat it? I won't even get into the other stuff, which isn't so shocking as it is horribly executed. The saving grace is that the film is censored in the rougher spots with big 'CENSORED' bars covering up the naughty bits, thereby breaking up the assault on my eyes.
I've never been this frustrated with a film before. I tried to understand it, but really the stupidity of it all was too much for me to comprehend. Had the film done more character building and a better narrative, it would've been slightly less painful. But it didn't, so now I'm left a little more dead inside.
Audio: The Dolby Digital 2.0 track provided is adequate, though you probably didn't expect the film to blow you away in the audio department.