Animal, with Parker Young, Amaury Nolasco, Jeremy Sumpter, Elizabeth Gillies & Keke Palmer. Director, Brett Simmons. I noticed Drew Barrymore was an executive producer; so was willing to give this an extra look see. It sped along nicely with minimal loitering, a bit of unintentionally, humorous, interpersonal dramatics & a nice monster suit.
Young, of ABC’s recently canceled Suburgatory, is at the helm in the beginning; steering a bunch of brats into the woods for a daytime hike. Except they don’t start back to the SUV in time, before darkness falls. His television level talent & recognizable face gives the film a bit of flair. Enough to keep one’s attention to the end.
Though there are no actual surprises or twists, the well-written script & interesting actors do manage to pull this off with enough bang for the buck. Surprising, for a lackluster plot. But it just goes to show you, that professionalism know-how can sometimes make the day.
I recommend the film. A monster fest with buckets of blood.