LAMB FEED by Michael S. Rodriguez has the elements of good old fashioned American Horror with a modern twisted twist. Narrator Scott Geiter gives us fair warning that we are in store for a bloody blend of brutality before the film begins. With extreme images of gore & violence and some controversial or even taboo subjects touched upon, the film forewarns that hardcore horror fans are in for a treat.
Mitchell Barnes (Luke Church) is on the road in his rental car and is running late for an important business meeting, all while arguing with his fiance (Melanie Robel) on his cell phone just as he loses a signal. In an instant things get alot worse…without giving away key points of cause and effect, Mitchell gets a flat tire and has no spare. Frustrated and determined to get back on the course, Barnes makes his way into the small community in search of a phone, but residents aren’t home. Wondering a bit further, he meets the first member of the Wicker family (Michael Wainwright), who invites him to take part in a town gathering where he is actually the guest of honor.
Once inside, Mitchell is introduced to some other members of the family…Pa Wicker (Arch Hall Jr.), a disabled Vietnam veteran and Lana (Meghan Chadeayne), the flirtatious country girl of the bunch. Make a few sarcastic comments, take a drink and use a phone, then Mr. Barnes will be on his way…not exactly. I’m not going to give any more of this film away, but we’ll just say things take a very brutal turn when Lana leads The Butcher (Robert Mukes) into the main room for the LAMB FEED. Will Mitchell Barnes escape with his life? Will the local lawman (Tyler Gallant) be his only hope for survival? You must watch this short-film and find out!
The SPFX make-up by Grace Betancourt Ortiz and Kalie Reed is bloody brutal and very realistic. The storyline has a classic setup, but the uniqueness and delivery of the characters makes this a film that deserves to have a feature length follow up.