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Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:33 am
by jonbly
This was fun. Needed a little more comedy for better balance, though... not many real laughs (especially in the early parts), so it ends up as a horror movie with some inappropriately funny moments (in that they break the mood), rather than a fully formed comedy horror.

The bug effects were surprisingly good, for what probably wasn't a big budgeted production.


Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:56 pm
by tschill
Agree with jonbly, though I found the film well balanced between comedy and horror. Liked a lot the straight forward attitude. No bullshit explanation, no fake mercy with sympathetic characters.
Another big plus: The humour comes mainly from affectionately sketched characters, not from oh-so-amusing film quotes for a nerdy audience. (Never understood, why a quote in itself is funny.) It is especially pleasant, that they resisted that temptation, since all the genre influences from Alien to Invasion of the Body Snatchers are clearly visible. I'm very pleased, that they didn't exploit these influences.


Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:42 pm
by DavieT
A fun, very enjoyable flick - perfect late night fodder. For me the balance of horror and comedy was just right. Loved Arachno-poodle ;)

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:05 am
by itchysore
I liked this film a lot, it was fun, it got started straight away and had cool skittery critters

You gotta love a bug movie and these guys made a really good one

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:26 am
by splittter
When Infestation started I was flagging quite a bit, I was tired and had a mean headache starting. Within about 10 mins all that was forgotten. What great film, it was everything a comedy monster movie should be ... fast, funny, smart, inventive ... although the characters had their backgrounds very lightly sketched you started to care for them pretty much from the start, it also managed to handle the odd more serious scene well without any jarring switches in tone ... I was really impressed with it, and will definitely be watching it again ... the most enjoyable of the three opening day films.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:34 pm
by Tommy-Boy
Low budget movie but the effects were really very good. Good mix of comedy and horror and for me a perfect late night movie.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:22 pm
by Jekyll
Needed a bit more gore for my tastes.

Finished off a very lacklustre start to the fest.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:13 pm
by kimblebee
Brilliant film, knocked the previous films into cocked hats - the characters were likeable, well developed and not cliched, Chris marquette as the lead was brilliant (as a comedy actor who also does a bit of horror, he'll hopefully now be getting more lead roles). The effects were well done to say it was relatively low-budget, and the pacing of the film was just right.

Can't wait to see it again - great stuff! :-)

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:17 pm
by lone star
Thoroughly enjoyed this B-movie with some quite impressive effects done with the small budget

I thought the humour and overall tone worked well which reminded me of the more "multiplex" Evolution from a few years ago - Infestation was better! Liked the fact that Cooper remained a bit of a slacker throughout and didn't morph to a front and centre action hero.

One to get when it comes to DVD! Pleased to get an infestation T-shirt in the goodie bag but not too sure about it being bright yellow :shock:

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:52 pm
by Maniacal

Standard B movie with laughs, jumps and a bit of gore. I felt it tried to be TOO funny sometimes and cringed too much.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:56 pm
by odishon
Really enjoyed this. Great late night movie with good special effects and witty humour. Lead actor was great too.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:47 pm
by streetrw
It's a fun, entertaining monster pic. As it had been compared to Eight Legged Freaks I was actually a touch apprehensive - eight is precisely the wrong number of legs for any of God's creatures (spiders, tarantulas, The Beatles) - but I did enjoy it a lot as an unpretentious, unfussy "eeek!" horror flick.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:23 pm
by lupogirl
This was for me the best of the night. Thoroughly entertaining. amusing with a hapless lead character. Which was refreshing. Loved those scenes with the bugs and humans fighting with each other.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:23 pm
by steve806
Good fun, B movie schlock but perfect for a late night movie.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:46 pm
by feggie
Chubby shia the beef was the thing i took most from this. decent lead actor, good enough idea, really enjoyable start but the end was a bit baws.