Directed by: Scott Wheeler
Cast: Fredrick Burns, Kayla Compton, Lauren Compton |
This is going to be an adventurous experience, and we get that impression inside the first 15 minutes.
When you name your movie Attack of the Killer Donuts, you’re all but ensuring that you’re going to give your audience something so outlandish that no one can really believe it. And as I got into the picture, I found myself hoping for wildly charismatic personas and the kind of characters that become ingrained in the memory.
I didn’t really get that, initially.
The story makes for fair part buddy-comedy and part outbreak pic. It’s a strange blend of things, but it has a few tense moments and the jokes never disappear for long. Those comical moments only last for a moment or so as director Scott Wheeler pulls out all the stops and we’re soon trapped in what is an often riotous, unpredictable situation.
Killer Donuts are outside wreaking havoc on a small town.
Yes. Killer. Donuts.
And they’re killing without pride or prejudice. If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, you’ve become a potential (likely) meal.
As the takeover begins to grow and spread, more small town tumultuousness erupts in uncontrollable bursts. The damned donuts show no mercy to anyone; they just continue to chew away at anything with a pulse. And they’re good at it.
If you’ve got love for throwback films of the ‘80s, or the great H.P. Lovecraft, chances are you’ll find plenty of value in Attack of the Killer Donuts!