DVD Rise of the Animals

DVD Rise of the Animals
DVD Rise of the Animals
Run time: 70 min
Rating: 3.4
Genres: Adventure | Comedy | Horror
Director: Chris Wojcik
Writers: Chris Wojcik
Stars: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta, Adam Schonberg
In a world where animals have turned on humanity, a teen travels across the country in search of the girl of his dreams.
Country: USA
Release Date: 1 May 2012 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $7,000 (estimated)


  1. I watched this movie at a friend's house and laughed all the way through the film. A very cool premise enticed me at first, sparking my initial interest in this flick. All my preconceived notions were instantly annihilated in the opening scene! Instead of a seriously toned horror movie I was greeted with stuffed and/or puppeted cats, rabbits, deer, and squirrels running amok and terrifying the clueless humans. Every now and then a real flesh and bone animal is thrown in for good measure. The movie itself is amateurish to say the least. The acting is wooden, the script is sprinkled with hilarity ("Catch you on the flipside."), and some of the characters' decision-making and logic is confusing. Of course I do not expect a movie in this d movie vein to boast visually pleasing graphics, but the bear cgi was Nintendo 64 quality at best. All these gripes are conquered by one achievement: the movie is fun to watch. I had an absolute blast for the movie's very short runtime. The film brought to mind Wild Beast (another animals on the loose movie) and, more similar in comparison, Night of the Lepus. There are terrible movies…and then there are terrible movies which are fun to watch. Rise of the Animals is, imho, akin to the latter type. If you have an hour to waste and want a good b-movie laugh, check it out! "SQUIRREL!!!"-Police officer

  2. I've read a couple of the reviews here and anyone expecting a scary movie from a film where the DVD covers shows a Squirrel nibbling on an Eyeball and has a tagline along the lines of "Bambi DOesn't Want A F***ing Salad!" is far more inane than the accusations they hurl at the film makers. Rise Of The Animals is a fast paced ultra low budget spoof with intentionally bad special effects and some sophomoric jokes that come off better than most first time horror comedies. It draws it's inspirations from seventies "B" classics like Frogs and Day Of The Animals and bad CGI epics on The SYfY CHannel like Sharktopus and Mega Croc. In fact I can heartily say the rise of the animals is far more entertaining than either of those films even with it's home made bad video game CGI. There's not much of a plot. A virginal Pizza Delivery guy stumbles upon an all girl sleep over where a girl from Canada whom he has had the hots for is staying and after a night of premature eruptus first time sex he wakes up to find the hot chick gone and the world gone crazy with violent cutesie critters. There isn't anything realistic or serious in the film and unlike many horror comedies it doesn't try too hard. It just gets as stupid as it wants to and goes on to the next scene. To it's credit it's nicely filmed,paced,scored and edited reminding me a lot of John Landis's first effort called Schlock. This was made by teens and folks in their 20's for under ten grand so knock back a couple of cold ones and have some fun and take it under consideration that the 7 I gave this pertains to it's genre only. I wouldn't grade it on the same scale I would Chinatown or Toy Story 3.

  3. Faultless acting, complex plot, ground-breaking special effects, scary and realistic monsters and seamless editing are all noticeably absent from this movie.

    Anybody making negative comments is missing the point, and a few brain cells. This film sets out to be the worst animal horror film of all time, and despite stiff competition from the likes of Grizzly Rage it succeeds.

    There are far too many movies that try hard to be everything this is not, and fail miserably. Those are the truly awful films. This one at least is honest.

    Where I mark it down from 10 to 7 is that it is probably intended to be a parody of cheesy horror flicks, but doesn't quite make it as such.

    Anybody fed up with the pretentious twaddle that budget horror movies so often are, should find this highly amusing. The cast are likable and not actually bad actors (well maybe some of them are). Motta is particularly watchable, and I loved her encounter with a horse.

    Take it for what it is and enjoy it.

  4. This movie has some unforgettable moments in it that makes it so memorable. I won't spoil anything but some of the scenes were so hilarious I will always keep thinking about it. Also a plus for their effects, they did the best what they could :-). The only thing that could've been bit better were some of story parts. During the middle of the film it became a bit boring and some parts were totally illogical but of course you can live with it because of the comedy part.

    It might have been even better if they explained the cause why they started attacking humans but of course that adds more mystery to the movie.

    I would give it a 7.5!

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