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Night Feeder (1988)

Fear chokes the free-wheeling underbelly of San Francisco's punk scene as a killer stalks the night to feed an unspeakable appetite. Community suspicion focuses on Disease, a band that is ... See full summary »

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Kate Alexander
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Jonathan Zeichner
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Fear chokes the free-wheeling underbelly of San Francisco's punk scene as a killer stalks the night to feed an unspeakable appetite. Community suspicion focuses on Disease, a band that is tainted by groupie deaths allegedly induced by the drug DZS, and on "The Creeper" a misshapen outcast from the bowels of the city. A writer probes the gruesome murders and the story hits close to home, as the web of death devours neighbors, friends, and lovers. Written by Bleeding Skull Video

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When baby needs a special diet!

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Low Budget, Shot on Video GOLD
16 November 2015 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

"Night Feeder" should not be as good as it is. Filmed on video by artists who previously only worked on New Wave music videos in the San Francisco music scene of the 1980s, this tale of murder, drug use and the post-punk underground drips with atmosphere, ambition and a bizarre verisimilitude that makes the gore-soaked ended all the more shocking.

The plot revolved around a series of murders where the victims have one of their eyes removed and most of their brain sucked out through the hole left behind. Somehow, a street drug and a New Wave band (both named DZS, pronounced disease) are involved in the killings.

The plot is almost secondary to the atmosphere though. Filmed in actual clubs and with actual fans, this is a snapshot of a scene that existed and will never exist again in the late 80s. An actual band "The Nuns" plays the roll of DZS and though most of the actors are clearly amateurs, even the strangest performances ring true thanks to the odd nature of the scene itself.

Lastly, the gore and creature effects were overseen by an effects designer who had previously worked on David Cronenberg's "The Fly". One of his teachers was a producer on the film, so he agreed to help out.

If you like 1980s shot on video horror, this is one of the best I have seen. The fact that it was previously only available on VHS in Poland for the last 27 years is a travesty. Thank you Bleeding Skull Video for making this amazing film finally available for everyone to experience.


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