Straight outta Belgium- writer/director Lars Damoiseaux and co-writer Eveline Hagenbeek offer up face lifts, boob jobs and zombies in this gooey, ghoul-filled flick. When anti-hero Michael (Bart Hollanders) accompanies his girlfriend Alison (Maaike Neuville) and her mother Oksana (Taeke Nicolai) to a wellness clinic for a breast reduction and other procedures, the clinic’s age defying experiments go awry and all hell breaks loose. We’ve got flaming genitalia, lots of goopy explosive FX, blood spray galore (not a good situation for “hemophobe not homophobe” Michael).
Tonally this movie has some aspects reminiscent of Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive in regards to humor and gore, but it takes it to much darker places. Irreverent dark humor, genuinely scary ghouls, wonderfully fun and cringe worthy gore. Lots of topless zombies which maybe I shouldn’t mention because it may give you the wrong impression. At times the humor borders on campy, (and I mean that in a complimentary way as a ghoul who loves camp), but it always balances back out and tips toward the darker end of the spectrum. For every light hearted moment, they really double down on the dark stuff.
If you’re into stuff like Dead Alive and Evil Dead, check this out,
I think you’re gonna’ dig it.
Yummy is available to screen on demand during the run of Fantasia Film Festival, August 20th – September 2nd. Get your ticket here