Friday, March 1, 2013

Bitten (2008)


Number Rolled: 51
Movie Name/Year: Bitten (2008)
Genre: Horror
Length: 88 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Harvey Glazer
Writer: Tim McGregor, Tyler Levine
Actors: Jason Mewes, Erica Cox, Richard Fitzpatrick, Jorda Madley, Nick Nicotera, Stuart Stone, Grace Armas, Amy Lynn Grover, Jeff Pangman, Shawn Goldberg, Stefan Brogren, Suresh John

Jack is a paramedic working the night shift. After his girlfriend leaves him for her yoga instructor, his performance at work begins to suffer. Caught up in his thoughts one night, just as he’s getting home, he finds a bleeding woman laid out in the trash. She refuses to go to the hospital, so he brings her upstairs and nurses her back to health. Of course, she begins to show signs of vampirism and things begin to spiral out of control.

Plot-wise, this movie is horror all the way. At least, it’s horror in theory. In practice, it is hysterical. This movie is a lot more of a comedy than anything else.

Honestly, I was kind of happy to draw something more B-list tonight. The past few posts I’ve created have been movies that turned out pretty good and I was ready to swallow something terrible. I was caught very off-guard.

First of all, I like Jason Mewes. I’ve only ever seen him in Kevin Smith related films, though. I was really nervous about possibly having to give one of his movies a bad review. However, as it turns out, Jason Mewes was the best actor in the entire movie. Some of the raunchier lines he delivered didn’t surprise me, but he pulled off some good stuff other than that as well. The lead actress, Erica Cox, was too forced and corny which only served to make Mewes look even better by comparison.

Secondly, the movie had me rolling. At one point, I literally fell off the couch. The plot wasn’t pulled off spectacularly, the majority of the actors couldn’t pull off a fake orgasm and some of the scenes were poorly thought out on continuity or timing. Even with keeping that in mind, though, the script was incredible. With a bigger budget and some better actors (except for Jason Mewes’ awesome-ness) this movie could have been huge.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys raunchy comedy. I would not recommend this to someone looking for a horror movie. Even with the vampire twist, even with murder and blood, this was not a horror movie. Comedy. Rolling on the floor, comedy.

That being said, I want to see more of Jason Mewes.

Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

2 comments:

  1. I wonder if it's based off the book Bitten that I have on my bookshelf. Might have to investigate.

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