Reviewed by: Ryan Doom
Scott W. Perry
Zoe Daelman Chlanda
and Raine Brown
What's it about
A serial killer with a vampire fetish kills women and tapes their deaths while sporting fake vampire teeth. He even drains their blood for some unknown later use. Dude has a ball with his little game until a real vampire comes knocking at his door.
Is it good movie?
Ah, yes. Another day, another vampire film. So how does Insatiable differentiate itself for the legions of other films (especially since I just watched the fantastic Let the Right One In)?
Well, for one, Insatiable runs only 25 minutes, so the short film structure allows for experimentation, creating an old school vibe. It plays as a modern silent film with no dialogue. We simply watch what our serial killer sickly does. We see him killing. We see him at home with his cheating wife. We see him planning. We see his wife uncovering the truth. We see a lot of people dead.
While not the most interesting nor creative film Iíve ever seen, I give director Scott W. Perry a lot credit for making a stylized, no budget silent thriller. No real horror exists in the film, but the use of a nice John Carpenter-style synthesized soundtrack invokes a sense of fear even if none exists. The silence allows for a documentary-style feel, which makes the actions of the killer that much creepier. And while the movie remains relatively blood free, the gore arrives at a predictably satisfying conclusion.
Video / Audio
Video: Widescreen presentation
Audio: Presented with the power of good sound (it wasnít listed.)
Thereís a bonus film A Sweet Kind of Hollow which runs about five minutes. Short and simple.
A film like Insatiable always takes a chance because it follows the killer from his perspective. The inclusion of his wife expresses an attempt to demonstrate the outsiderís perspective, but with the runtime, it just isnít enough time to make anyone care if they live or die.