This Horror Film Is So Gross That 2 People Fainted During A Screening
While some of us like to torture ourselves with ridiculously gross films (we're looking at you Human Centipede), there's a new horror movie that's so disgusting that two people apparently fainted during a recent screening and an ambulance was called.
Horror flick Bite recently screened at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, and let's just say it was an explosive premiere—in the projectile vomiting sense. Bloody Disgusting writer Jonny Bunning reports that as part of the movie's marketing, the filmmakers handed out branded barf bags during the showing, but it turned out people really needed them.
Mitch Davis, the festival's co-director wrote on his Facebook:
I leave the BITE premiere for all of ten minutes and the following text lights up my phone: "2 people,fainted. One girl is puking and another hit his head on stairs". Truth.
He also included this photo of the ambulance, though his post is only viewable by friends, not the public. Bite's Facebook page reposted the image:
Who knows: this could all be part of a publicity stunt, but film critics have compared Bite to David Cronenberg's 1986 film, The Fly, where we got to see Jeff Goldblum transform into an insect. It was disturbing to say the least. Bite follows the story of Casey, a bride-to-be who goes on a bachelorette getaway trip to an island where she gets bitten by an insect and transforms into a gnarly bug herself. Scream Horror Mag, which reviewed the film, writes, "Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others."
Scream Horror Mag adds, "Jason Derushie's icky and shuddersome makeup effects really
ramp up the suspense tenfold and what starts out as a severely infected pus-oozing insect bite is a mere harbinger of the gooey gore galore in store."
There must be A LOT of pus because Film School Rejects also described Bite as: "Pus, bile and other bodily fluids leak from her body, and Archibald ensures that we see the discharge happening in such detail that we can almost smell it as well. Viewers with weak gag reflexes have been warned."
And just in case you're curious, here's the trailer:
Eds. note: An earlier version of this story said that it appeared that Mitch Davis took down his Facebook post, but it's actually only viewable by his friends on the social media platform. It's since been corrected. LAist regrets this error.