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Cast: Cast: Bret Roberts, Lauren Parkinson, and Travis Eberhard

Director: Cameron Casey

Genre: Horror

Year: 2015

Rating: NR

Daisy (Parkinson) is the all-American girl next door, with a hunger for true love and an appetite for murder. For years, it's just been her and her brother living out in the desert, hunting young men for sport - and dinner. While Daisy enjoys these games, she canít help but yearn for something more. So when she meets the very handsome John Doe (Roberts), and they fall madly in love, Daisy canít believe her good fortune. But it turns out John has some eccentric hobbies of his own, and now Daisy must find out if she will be his partner in crime - or his next victim.

"Appetites" tells the story of two very dangerous people. First we have Daisy, a beautiful young woman who lives with her brother. She has a hard time finding love because men run away from her when she brings them home and starts hunting them. Second we have John Doe, a drifter who has a thing for girls with tattoos and it is not a good thing. He kills every girl he runs into with tattoos. But when John Doe and Daisy meet they both think things are going to be different but when John spies her little tattoo things change for the worse.

"Appetites plays out as a cannibal horror/comedy/musical. I did not mind the horror/comedy aspect of the film but I thought they could have done away with John's little musical numbers. It does nothing for the film and it disrupts the flow.

The film is also advertised as a road trip movie but all I saw was a little driving around town so I don't get where the road trip part came from. In short I found the film to be a bit of a mess. After the first several minutes the film slows to a crawl and there really isn't anything in the line of horror or killing till later in the film. The only thing I thought was above average was the cast. Everyone in the film did a good job playing these over the top characters.

"Appetites" looked like it might be a grind-house type gore fest but instead it missed the mark far too often. But in case you are still interested, the film is available now on DVD, you can order it HERE.


** Out Of *****