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CONSUMPTION

RELEASE DATE: Now Available on DVD

WRITTEN BY: Brandon Scullion

DIRECTED BY: Brandon Scullion

STARRING: Sarah Greyson, Arielle Brachfeld, David Lautman

While the basic premise of CONSUMPTION is familiar territory to fright fanatics — a small group of friends heads to a remote location where devious deviltry occurs — the meat ’n’ potatoes of how the flick plays out is anything but standard as our protagonists, each possessing a secret, seem to be trapped within a satanic fever dream where all of their skeletons are laid bare and seemingly used against them by the deserted condo they are holed up in. What follows is a gruesome ghoulash of ghosts, cults, and good ol’ demons … kinda like bridge night at the Crypt o’ XIII!

Our heroes wonder who ate the last bagel bite...or stare into the face of evil in CONSUMPTION!

Our heroes wonder who ate the last bagel bite … or stare into the face of evil in CONSUMPTION!

As I mentioned above, the film really does play out as a demented dream. The characters all seem like they are deep within a waking nightmare, but one which they have no control over; to wit: at times they face all of the terror surrounding them with a sort of detached nonchalance (or in some cases a sense of flightiness) that only underlines the sense that they know what they are experiencing is some sort o’ monstrously metaphysical catastrophe and not 100% reality. Or maybe I’m just lookin’ too deep into the meaning of it all. Either way, it’s imaginative, dark, and altogether kick-ass!

Special mention should also be made of the film’s eerie electronic soundtrack that fills yer ears with sinister strains that add to an overall ’80s-ish throwbackery that also includes VHS tapes playin’ a major role.

These guys definitely ate the last bagel bite in CONSUMPTION!

These guys definitely ate the last bagel bite in CONSUMPTION!

It kinda goes without sayin’ (yet I’m going to anyway) that CONSUMPTION gets my highest recommendation, especially for cats who are cool enough to look past a few budgetary limitations to enjoy a killer terror tale by a dude, writer-director Brandon Scullion, I can’t wait to see more from!