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Movie Review: Snatchers – Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

 

I’m always up for a great horror movie, but lets face it, there are barely any great horror movies anymore. Only the classics – Exorcist, Halloween, Friday the 13th – and movies like that, are truly great. None the less, I’m always on the look out for a horror movie that is worthy of me calling it a “must see” horror movie (Train to Busan is definetly a great modern horror movie).

Sometimes movie genres mash up, such is the case with “rom-coms” (romantic comedy) and “dramady” (dramatic comedy). Believe it or not, there is even horror comedies (I don’t know what abbreviated name they get). such is the case with the newly released film, Snatchers. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy intentionally funny horror movies. There are a few of them out there (their titles escape my mind at the moment).

Snatchers is kind of a PSA about unwanted teen pregnancy – but with a horrific and comical twist.

Snatchers stars a group of actors I have not personally heard of, but that is OK with me. Snatchers stars Mary Nepi, Gabrielle Elyse, J.J. Nolan, Nick Gomez, Rich Fulcher, Austin Fryberger, Ashley Argota, Amy Landecker, Alex Skinner.

Sara (Nepi) is a typical high school girl. She has a best friend Hayley (Elyse) and a boyfriend Skyler (Fryberger). Sara is so into Skyler that she pretty much dumped Hayley to spend her time with Skyler and his popular friends.

As it is with teen relationships, Skyler ends up dumping Sara because she won’t “put out.” Sara is a virgin and thinks that the only way she can win back the love of her life, she has to have sex with him.

Skyler wins out and has sex with Sara – something Sara will very quickly regret. Right afterwards she becomes very ill. Next thing you know she is fully pregnant (she looks as though she’s 9 months pregnant!). Not knowing what to do, she turns to Hayley for help.

The girls go to an OB/GYN for answers, but it’s too late. Sara ends up giving birth… but to what? It’s NOT a human baby. It’s something else – something sinister and deadly.

Now it’s up to Sara and Hayley to stop it… and to save the world.

Will they succeed? You’ll have to pick a copy of Snatchers (or rent it) to find out. Look for Snatchers where ever movies are sold/rented.

I will be honest. I didn’t think this movie was going to be that good. I’ve seen plenty of scary comedies that were so awful that they were laughable (and not because they were comedies). True, there have been a handful that were great films, but most of them are a total “snore-fest.” Not this movie. I was entertained from start to finish. Even my husband kept his eye on the television screen and not his laptop (he’ll hop on his laptop or phone if it’s bored with a movie). We even laughed during parts of the movie.

It is a funny film. Some of the humor is “cliche” (for a lack of a better description), but that is fine. It’s definetly more so a comedy than a horror film. The only scary part is the alien and plenty of blood and gore – but in a good way.

Gabrielle Elyse really “stole the show,” so to speak. Her facial expressions alone were funny. She reminds me a lot like a young Maya Rudolph.

There is a lot of blood and gore in this film, so if stuff like that makes you queasy, you might want to keep that in mind when watching the film.

There are some bonus features for this film.

  • A behind the scenes look
  • Blooper Reel
  • Commentary with the movies’s creators.

I didn’t watch the commentary (I’m not a fan of commentaries). I did enjoy the bloopers (they had a lot of fun on the set) and the behind the scenes look. Those are worth checking out if you have the opportunity. They are just as funny as the film.

This is not a “family friendly” film due to the sex scenes, gore and bad language. The film is rated “R.”

Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.