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Feast is a horror trilogy that is a result of the first film being a part of the third season of the Project Greenlight contest. The winning team was composed of writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and director John Gulager. It was executive produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore (through their Live Planet production company), Wes Craven and the Maloof family. John Gulager would go on and take control over the film series.The series is notable for setting itself up and marketing itself as a parodic comedy, then taking a turn for thehorrifying.FeastIn a remote bar, customers are advised by a newcomer to seal the place since hungry monsters will attack them in a couple of minutes. Due to the events that happen immediately after this warning, the clients organize a strategy to defend the place under siege of deadly monsters.Throughout the film, almost none of the characters refer to each other by their actual names. They are each identified to the audience by a nickname when he or she first speaks or otherwise becomes the focus of attention. This is accomplished by momentarily freezing the current frame to display the nickname as well as other helpful information, such as their chance of survival.Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds The film is set in a nearby town immediately after the events of the first film. The monsters have made it into a small neighboring town in the middle of nowhere and the locals have to band with the survivors of the bar slaughter to figure out how to survive.Feast III: The Happy FinishPicking up moments after the end of Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds, Honey Pie is killed by a creature and the other survivors are saved by the mysterious prophet, Short Bus Gus, who seemingly has the ability to control the monsters. He leads them into the sewers as they travel to the big city. Along the way they get help from karate expert Jean-Claude Seagal and learn that the monsters originate from a place called the Hive. Armed with this knowledge, they decide to fight back and destroy the monsters once and for all
This series contains examples of:
Action Girl: Heroine and Tuffy (a.k.a. "Heroine 2") in the first movie, Biker Queen and her gang in later installments.
An Arm and a Leg: Harley Mom loses a leg early on and bleeds out from it. But she's Not Quite Dead and wakes up just as Bozo and Bossman are getting ready to use her body as a bomb.
Jean-Claude Seagal in Feast III loses an arm to the creatures, then Bartender tried some Worst Aid inspired by Rambo III for a wound on his remaining arm and only succeeds in blowing it off.
JCS: I look like a fucking foosball player!
Anyone Can Die: The series blatantly made it obvious after killing off Heroimmediately after he's introduced. And shortly afterwards, Cody, a kid who was supposed to have a long life expectancy, is abruptly snatched from his mother's arms and eaten alive. Basically, the characters you'd expect to live to the end of each movie dies, and the characters you'd expect to die also die.
Body Horror: The monsters' internal organs are another monster swimming a variety of nasty juices. Getting too much monster juice on (or in) a person turns them into a lunatic, a rotting corpse, or another monster, depending on the level and method of exposure.
Death by Pragmatism: Played with, but mostly averted. Characters die pretty much no matter what they do, but ruthless pragmatism (such as sacrificing their allies, leaving others for dead, and using live babies as bait) helps them live a lot longer.
Decoy Protagonist: The films are notorious for this. As a general rule of thumb, any character that has the makings of ANY kind of protagonist can and will be unceremoniously killed off.
In Feast, Eric Dane, easily the biggest name on the bill, shows up as "Hero", and is practically signposted as the protagonist. Less than a minute after his introduction, he's killed off. Heroine takes his place, and manages to stick around just long enough to give us a glimmer of hope that she will survive the movie, and then dies herself. It's then averted when Tuffy becomes Heroine 2, and we spend the whole rest of the movie waiting for her gruesome death. It never happens.
In Feast III, Jenny Wade (Honey Pie) is featured front and center on the poster and given first billing. She's survived the previous two films on dumb luck, and we're clearly meant to believe that in this movie, she'll finally earn her wings. She is killed ten seconds after the credits.
Fatal Family Photo: For all the times that Heroine talks about her daughter Charlie waiting for her, it's a wonder she survived as long as she did. She might as well have been two days from retirement, too.
Final Girl: Played straight, averted, deconstructed, and everything in between: Heroine, despite being signposted as this in the first film, is killed off twenty minutes before the end. Tuffy/Heroine manages to play is straight, but we never see her again past the first film. Honey Pie survives the first and second film mostly by dumb luck, and the third film's poster (and billing order) clearly wants us to believe she's going to be the new Final Girl, she's killed ten seconds after the credits roll. Secrets of the second and third films appears to play this straight, but she's crushed by a giant robot right before the credits.
Gag Penis: Subverted; Lightning's penis reaches down to his kneecaps. Which would be a lot more impressive if not for the size of the rest of his body.
Gainax Ending: The third movie ends with Lightning and Secrets getting crushed by a giant robot. Then a mariachi player shows up to sing a recap of the trilogy, which may or may not actually be concluded with Feast 4.
Not Quite Dead: Used twice in the first film - Harley Mom has her legs ripped off and is presumed dead, until Bozo and Bossman discover she is alive when they try to use her body as bait. They still do it. Beer Guy has his eye ripped out, but gets up a few minutes later and manages to survive for another good chunk of the film.
The last we see of Bartender in the first movie, he's having a heart attack and had his neck slashed by one of the monsters. He reappears in the next movie's opening scene, having recovered and placed a tourniquet on the neck wound.
Reliably Unreliable Guns: Part III has an example so outrageously absurd that it almost has to be a parody of this trope. A gun discharges on its own and blows off some guy's face, but the gun is a single action revolver — with the hammer down. For those not in the know, even pulling the trigger on one in that state does nothing; a single-action revolver is impossible to fire unless the hammer is cocked back first.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: How some patrons, especially Beer Guy in the first film react to Hero's warning and the impending attack. Honey Pie plays it completely straight when it looks like she's bringing the big rig to save the rest of the survivors, but turns and flees.
Senseless Sacrifice: Jean-Claude Seagal. He dies within seconds, and all of the characters (except Bartender) end up dying anyway.
Teeth Flying: In the climax, the second Heroine uses a rifle butt to knock out every last one of a monster's many, many teeth. Then tops this by shoving her arm through its now-harmless jaws, and all the way down its throat, so it chokes to death!
There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Puker Girl stabs Tat Girl over thirty times, even though she was probably dead after the fifth stab. Biker Queen later avenges her death by tackling Puker Girl down, and pulling her intestines out of her vagina.