Director – Sebastien Godin (Slimoids, Lycanimator)
Starring – Steve Walls (Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town, Slimoids), Rain Tae (
Creature from Cannibal Creek, Slimoids), and Tyler Oscar Levesque (Hard Rock Medical, Flood Blow)
Release Date – 2020
Rating – 3.5/5
Tagline – “What’s eating you? They are!”
Sleaze can only take me so far before I start to become a little bored with it. I recently had a little mini marathon and watched two of the Nikkatsu Erotic Films Collection DVDs from Impulse Pictures. They were fun but I can’t go too long without some horror in my life.
I’ve spent the better part of a week watching some gorgeous rereleases of classic horror films on blu along with some bigger production releases. I needed some no budget cheese in my life so I turned to indie director Seb Godin who had just finished editing his newest film Dinogore. He was kind enough to hook me up with the finished product for review. Thanks Seb!
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows a group of youths who are visiting a family cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway. What was supposed to be a fun weekend of partying and sex turns deadly when one of them finds strange eggs in the woods. Soon they all discover what creature laid those eggs and their lives are now in danger.**Spoiler Alert**
There is something so appealing about a no budget horror film. Sure, I could watch the next biggest and greatest studio produced horror film at the theater that lacks originality and charm. However, I’d rather toss in a movie made on a few hundred bucks with a few friends and a silly idea. Sometime back I reviewed Godin’s Slimoids and was really impressed. Sure, it lacked a budget but it still hit like a fun no budget horror film should. I was expecting the same from Dinogore and it delivered.
The acting in this one is far from perfect but it was fun. The cast really get into their role and deliver the best performance they could. They all could use a little more experience in front of the camera but their inexperience does not take away from the scene. I really enjoyed the characters and their performances does carry the film.
The story for this one is something straight out of the Sci-Fi Channel in the 90s. You know, before it was Sy-fy. The pacing is decent with some action breaking up the highly entertaining and funny dialogue. The Troma approach with the toxic waste and the dinogores really worked with me but I can see others being turned off by this. There is enough substance to the story that works for the film’s running time but if the film was stretched out any further the viewer’s patience would have been tried.
Finally, this one has as much no budget blood and gore as they could afford. We get several fun kills that throws plenty of blood at the screen. Sadly, their budget does dictate the quality of the practical effects but Godin is able to add it with the humor of the film which works. Overall, Dinogore is the no budget film you didn’t think you were missing in your life. It does suffer from budget restraints but the overall film is able to balance the horror, humor, and creativity to create a very entertaining film. I would highly suggest a case of beer and a few friends when you toss this one in for maximum enjoyment.