Starving for Cheap Thrills? Ryan Nicholson’s Famine Should Satisfy Your Cravings.

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Love him or hate him, cutting edge horror director Ryan Nicholson is one of the ballsiest directors currently working within the genre. Although I wasn’t exactly a fan of “Live Feed”, the evil bastard won me over with both “Gutterballs” and “Hanger”, two of the most depraved and tasteless low-budget horror films crafted in the past twenty years. Even if you think you’ve got a strong stomach for cinematic trash, Nicholson is more than willing to put it to the proverbial test. If the guy wasn’t making movies, he’d probably be in prison.

Enter the director’s latest creation, the high school slasher flick “Famine”. Co-written by Jeff O’Brien and powered by the production team at New Image Entertainment, Nicholson mines the past for the look and feel of his latest shocker, a sordid little number that finds a group of students being terrorized by a lunatic in a ridiculous costume during a 24-hour charity event. All sorts of demented blood-soaked hijinks ensue. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. But don’t take my word for it — feast your eyes on the trailer embedded below. It isn’t safe for work, but then again, what is?

Here’s the official synopsis:

Two years after a high-school prank involving flesh-eating acid nearly kills popular teacher Mr. Balszack, the graduating class of Sloppy Secondary holds a ’24-Hour Famine’ charity event on school grounds. But there’s an uninvited guest at this event, masquerading as the school’s handyman mascot, and he’s got an insatiable hunger of his own. The power’s cut, the doors and windows are chained shut, and now it’s not just cheerleaders who are getting nailed! Has Mr. Balszack come back for revenge? Is his sad tale just a cover for a brand-new psycho? Can the Nailer be stopped before the whole Class of 2011 goes six feet under?

Via Quiet Earth

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)