Dir Jason Flemyng, UK 2017 On UK release from 1 September Charismatic character actor Jason Flemyng has graced screens both big and small in a wide variety of roles over the years, but with Eat
Locals he steps behind the camera to direct his first feature film. Featuring an all-star cast of British actors, the film concerns eight vampire overlords having their semi-centennial meeting in the English countryside. Sadly, it is no longer as easy to be a vampire as it once was, and as they discuss the state of the world, a Special Forces team trained specifically in slaying vampires is closing in on them.
The laughs are probably supposed to rack up alongside the corpses, but despite the impressive cast the film feels cheap and falls flat. Presumably aiming for a low-budget, horror comedy style mixing the hilarious
What We Do In The Shadows with the humour and suspense Dog Soldiers, the intentions of Eat Locals are undoubtedly good, but the execution is lacking in both production value and comic timing, thereby squandering an otherwise promising premise.