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Appetites DVD Review

Appetites DVD

“Appetites” is trashy cinema.

Daisy (a lonely waitress with a dark past) and her mute brother Bubba are not an ordinary brother and sister. They’re actually cannibalistic hunters and murderers that live deep in the desert. Daisy and Bubba aren’t the only screwed up characters in this film, however, as the film also centers around an eccentric man named John Doe who sings, plays the guitar, and kills people (especially those with tattoos). As you may have guessed, Daisy and John’s paths cross and eventually the two begin to fall for one another (even though neither person knows the other is a deranged killer). Will their romance blossom or will their dark secrets destroy their relationship? Will the Detective (Frye) that is on John’s trail put a stop to the two murderers?

If there’s one thing you can say about “Appetites,” it’s that it’s certainly different from the norm. The quirky and warped cannibalistic romantic horror comedy indie film feels like a mixture of David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Oliver Stone with a touch of “Hannibal.” If that sounds weird, that’s because it is. More often than not, I found myself asking “What am I watching?” Truth be told, I don’t rightly know what I saw. The gross and violent movie features ultra bizarre attempts at humor (that never work), pointless small talk, strange casting across the board (the film contains indie veteran James Duval and adult film star Bonnie Rotten), and several meandering scenes.

Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of “Appetites” is the fact that the movie’s lead characters are entirely loathsome. How are we supposed to care about a sick crazy murderer and a ruthless cannibalistic brother and sister? We don’t and that’s the problem.


Presentation: 1.78:1. How does it look? The DVD contains a decent enough transfer thanks to the solid cinematography by Christopher Gosch.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? It does the job.

The lone extras are Image Entertainment trailers.

August 7, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review |

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