Today's Choice? Fresh Meat.
This New Zealand comedy/horror gem is AMAZEBALLS and it just proves to me that films from that region are just getting better and better.
I mean, it's your standard "house invasion" movie only totally not.
See, it goes like this. Rina Crane, college student of Maori descent and lesbian (it's relevant, trust me), goes home for a holiday and her parents, Hemi (Temuera Morrison from Star Wars and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) and Margaret, an anthropologist and his celebrity chef wife, come out of the closet as cannibals. It's a religious cult thing. And then, a local gang bust one of their own out of a prison transport and choose the Crane house as their hideout. Hilarity ensues. There's guns and chunks and people beating beaten with severed arms and crazy fathers and just... wow...
Ooooh... I'm all menacing in my pink hot pants...
Just in case you weren't aware, the Maori word for meat is "kiko". And there's your education for the day.
The marinade is simply WONDERFUL!
It's really fucking simple but given the GLEEFUL amount of excess in this film, I'm fully prepared to accept simplicity. There's so much raunch and humor and giddy scenery chewing that any kind of "eew" factor is thoroughly mitigated. It's DELIRIOUSLY campy. John Waters (Happy Birthday, by the way, Mr. Waters) would be proud.
I know this is a short review but the movie just speaks for itself. I thoroughly enjoyed it.