Written by: Michael Den Boer on April 6th, 2010
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2008
Director: J.R. McGarrity
Writer: J.R. McGarrity
Cast: James Lemire, Gia Franzia, David Rosenhaus, Jessica Alexandra Green, Frederick Anthony, J.R. McGarrity, Erick Daman
DVD released: February 9th, 2010
Approximate running time: 82 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Letterboxed Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Cinema Epoch
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.98
Synopsis: A mobster hires a hit man to kill his wife and her lover. When the mobster arrives at the remote wilderness location selected by the hit man. His plot to kill his wife quickly unravels when the hit man double crosses him. To complicate matters further, the remote wilderness location chosen by the hit man will be overrun at the stroke of midnight by flesh eating native American zombies and other creatures of the night.
After a drawn out opening which introduces the three main characters, the hit man, the mobster and his wife. Things briefly pick up when the monsters are unleashed. However the momentum is quickly lost and rarely sustained as the film spends way too much time trying to explain what is going on via the hit man character who is actually an archeologists. The one area where this film does work is the monsters who stalk and prey the three main characters. Visually the direction is adequate, the special effects are satisfactory and the acting is so far over the top at times it is hard to tell if the acting is really as bad as its appears or if it is intentionally bad. Ultimately Night of the Flesheaters is a mediocre horror film that quickly gets lost in its predictability.
Cinema Epoch presents Night of the Flesheaters in a letter boxed widescreen that retains the film’s original aspect ratio. This transfer has not been flagged for progressive playback. The image tends to lean more towards soft and black levels are average at best. At least the source looks clean and colors and flesh tones generally fare well.
This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The audio fares better than the transfer as dialog comes through clearly and there are no major problems with background noise or distortion.
Extras for this release include a image gallery with music from the film playing in the background and a promo image gallery of titles that are available on DVD from Cinema Epoch. Overall Night of the Flesheaters gets a average DVD release from Cinema Epoch.