After the death of his mother, a lonely man attempts to find happiness by having relations with prostitutes. When he meets Pandora, he falls instantly in love as does she with him. But she has a secret craving that he may not understand.
I shouldn’t have liked Eat Your Heart Out
as much as I did. Sure there were a whole lot of flesh-eating, cannibal loving good times. And if you want boobs, well you get quite a few lovely ladies willing to drop their tops. So the gore and the T & A is all there but something is missing. Where is the horror? Is this even supposed to be a horror movie at all? The characters that are eaten are simply fodder that you feel nothing for so when the hooker with a fetish for flesh eating starts chomping away, you don’t care. Although the images of her chewing on bloody flesh are kind of cool, you just don’t feel any sympathy for any of the victims… nope, none at all. Well aside from Peter Stickles
as an unfortunate who is very good in his brief role. But other than that, I didn't feel a whole hell of a lot for the meat. So why did I kind of dig this flick? Well, even if most of the cast are there just for gore sake and the horror is nowhere to be found, something worked. Each of the lead actors I kind of dug and the script, on the drama side, had some tasty bits.
Poor Jeffrey (Jack Dillon
)… he just can’t seem to get a break. Every morning he asks for just one, just one thing to make his life seem to be of any worth. Women are not interested in him and his sister Laura (Jeanette Bonner
) attempts to help him seem to just pull him deeper down. In his loneliness, he ends up seeking the comfort of strangers (hookers). One day, he meets Pandora (Melissa Bacelar
) who changes his world. And as always when relationships start to grow, secrets come out. And when he finds out her zombie like quality, he is so in love that he can’t turn away. This is a romantic drama disguised by horror and guess what… it works. The dialogue between the two leads is actually very sweet and the two of them are very engaging as the lovers. I also enjoyed Ms. Bonner as Jeff’s caring but misguided sister. These are good actors and enough of the script works that it is a very original gore love story.
Although not a perfect film, it really can’t be called a horror movie because the scares are almost zero, it still works. This is a surprisingly touching romantic, pseudo-zombie movie that works as a darkly satiric love story. I especially enjoyed the performances from Melissa Bacelar, Jack Dillon and Jeanette Bonner. All three gave a good show and were each given some nice dialogue. Credit Joshua Nelson for an original script, and credit director James Tucker for keeping the whole thing moving. Yeah, the horror was lacking but if you like a little gore and tit shot with some undead lovin’, this movie is for you. It’ll give you something to sink your teeth into.