Model Hunger Offers More Than Horror

Model Hunger Film Details DecayMag.com Debbie Rochon's "Model Hunger"

Director:  Debbie Rochon

Writer: James Morgart
Release Date:  July 12 2016
Release Format: DVD and Digital HD
Horror Sub-Genre: Horror
Synopsis:

Former pin-up model and actress Ginny (Lynn Lowry) had been cast aside by the heartless and exploitative modeling industry when she was a young woman due to her body type. Ginny didnt take rejection well and over the years developed into a revenge seeking, blood thirsty, broken woman. When her new neighbors Debbie (Tiffany Shepis) and Sal (Carmine Capobianco) move in, Debbie begins to notice strange things going on next door. Sal credits it to Debbies psychological instability and believes she is seeing things, falling deeper into her psychosis. Debbie is obsessively determined to figure out what secret life Ginny is leading. Her new nosey neighbor throws a damper on Ginnys lifestyle activities; such as her cannibalistic food addictions and ever growing body count. Both women become determined to put an end to the others obsession.

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Overview:

DecayMag.com Debbie Rochon's "Model Hunger"
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On the surface, Model Hunger offers many horror-centric components. Elements include cannibalism, torture, and a devious serial killer. Wacky humor is also infused into the mix. Model Hunger marks the directorial debut to notable scream queen, Debbie Rochon. Rochon’s venture behind the camera is defining and welcome.

The underlying social commentary is a major contributor to the film. James Morgart penned the screenplay to Model Hunger. Morgart uses the film as a platform to present a provoking view on body image. The film delves on society’s negativity towards women. Full-figured, curvaceous, fat, the synonyms are endless. Each term is stigmatic towards women without supermodel physiques.

Pros:

Model Hunger offers an entertaining blend of comedy and horror. The film does offer moments where the viewer is scratching their heads. The film is just that weird and intriguing. The gag centers on the fictitious infomercials presented within the film. Hilarious. There were instances of gore and violence. When presented the practical effects shined. In fact, the application of make-up effects was of high quality and visually impactful.

While the social commentary is well versed the narrative also evokes emotional impact. Audiences can relate to the antagonist’s tumultuous past.

Cons:

Model Hunger is an independent film many cinephiles would classify as B-movie standard. Critique may focus on the acting and unrefined dialogue. Yet, these attributes and the lack thereof should is foreseen with films of this caliber. From technical execution, both cinematography and directorial  work were of subpar quality. The visual aesthetics presented obvious problems. For instance, employment of creative camera angles was null. Poor lighting techniques compromised what would otherwise be key memorable scenes.

The underlying social commentary is a major contributor to the film. James Morgart penned the screenplay to Model Hunger. Morgart uses the film as a platform to present a provoking view on body image. The film delves on the negative depiction society give to women. Full-figured, curvaceous, fat, the synonyms are endless. Each term is stigmatic towards women without supermodel physiques.

 

Model Hunger will release on DVD July 12th, 2016.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Cinematography
40 %
Performances
40 %
Originality / Redefining
85 %
Plot
85 %
Practical Effects
85 %
Scare Factor
5 %
Viewing Experience
50 %
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