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Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2019: Dead Ant review

Music supervisor Danny (Tom Arnold) tips ageing glam-metal band Sonic Grave into making a visit throughout the desert to play at a competition. The band thinks they’ll be showing at Coachella in a bid to resurrect their careers however they’ve truly been booked at Noachella, a cut-price rival. They make a cease in Joshua Tree the place they purchase peyote off stranger Bigfoot (Michael Horse), who warns them that they don’t seem to be to hurt something they arrive throughout whereas beneath the affect. Of course, that warning is ignored and shortly the band is focused by blood-thirsty, and ever-growing, ants.

To Dead Ant’s credit score it doesn’t conceal the kind of movie it’s. The opening minutes characteristic a younger woman being warned by Bigfoot, the identical warning that’s issued to the band, and shortly after she’s seen working (and stripping for no discernible motive) by means of the desert whereas being chased by a large ant. It’s at this level the movie had a option to make; both embrace the silliness or attempt to do one thing a bit quirky and intelligent. Sadly it doesn’t select both path and the top result’s a little bit of an underwhelming mess.

Dead Ant
Credit: Signature Entertainment

The movie takes a little bit too lengthy to get going after the attention-grabbing opening and also you witness the band arguing about their music and fading enchantment. While there are some humorous strains that made me smile, I didn’t really feel that Dead Ant totally embraced its personal absurdity. It’s not helped by some significantly horrible particular results that handle to take you out of the escape the movie ought to have been.

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The one saving grace within the movie is Rhys Coiro. While not one of the characters are rounded out in any form of memorable means, a minimum of Coiro’s Pager makes an impression. He has the convincing swagger of a light rockstar and his inappropriate interactions with a few groupies they choose up is amusing. To be honest nobody within the forged offers a horrible efficiency, they only don’t have a fantastic deal to work with.

Dead Ant
Credit: Signature Entertainment

Dead Ant may have been a modern-day Eight Legged Freaks however sadly it’s simply not excellent. A robust forged is wasted on this B-movie misfire and the skinny premise is stretched too far over the movie’s close to 90-minute run. Add to that a budget particular results and Dead Ant doesn’t have rather a lot going for it. Films like this may be loads of enjoyable however Dead Ant is simply plain unhealthy.

Cast: Jake Busey, Tom Arnold, Sean Astin, Leisha Hailey, Rhys Coiro, Danny Woodburn, Michael Horse Director: Ron Carlson Writer: Ron Carlson Certificate: TBC Duration: 87 minutes Released by: Signature Entertainment

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