First reviews for Lieberman's Satan's Little Helper
29th Dec 04
We're big fans of Jeff Lieberman (Squirm, Just Before Dawn and Blue Sunshine) here at eatmybrains.com, so it's great news to hear that his latest, and long-awaited, indie feature Satan's Little Helper is to finally receive a July 2005 (Region 1 DVD only) thanks to Screen Media (Universal).
Starring Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Brickel and Amanda Plummer, the film follows the fate of a naive young boy who unwittingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer: "Nine year old Douglas Whooly has decided that this Halloween he's going to dress as the title character from his favorite video game Satan's Little Helper. While trick-or-treating he happens upon a masked psychopath who tricks Dougie into being his "Little Helper", and the two begin a hellish rampage through the small community of Bell Island. Only too late does Dougie realize that this is all real and his new "master" is a killer who is now after his own family."
Bloody Disgusting have just published a favourable review on their site: "The beauty of this film is that it doesn’t use any real gore. There are a few scenes that employ blood and guts, but in general, gore-to-death-ratio is quite low. Instead, Lieberman relies on laughter, suspense, and sheer terror to get a reaction out of the audience."
31st Jan 05 Peter Cushing appears to have modestly declined from participating in any of this kung fu nonsense although there is a charming battle later on when he gets a little carried away with a big flaming branch...