Although I was familiar with the group’s music, I knew little about their history, so I was looking forward to learning more about their inception, but the structure of the film actually made it somewhat difficult to follow. Because there were so many changes in the lineup, with members leaving and returning from year to year, it became hard to track the timeline of the band, and the fact that the present day-interviews referenced things that happened later on in…
Like Contracted, Bite puts an emphasis on grossing out its audience, with some truly disgusting sequences involving lots of ooze, vomiting and slimy eggs everywhere. The effects work is on point for the most part, save for some questionable CG near the finale, and I was adequately grossed out by the proceedings. Also, I really liked the opening and closing title cards so bonus points for that.
This is unfortunately where my praise for Bite ends however, as everything else…
One of the most infuriatingly frustrating films I've seen this year. The premise is genuinely creepy (and gross) but the actions of the entire cast are completely illogical and ridiculous.
If your vagina is gushing blood and maggots, your eyes are bleeding, your fingernails are falling off, and your hair is coming out in clumps you'd probably go to the hospital right? Apparently not if you're a self-centered twenty-something. In that case, you go to work, then try to win…