Foodie: A Short, Dark Comedy Horror Film

Foodie is a short, dark comedy horror film about a food service industry professional who receives an invitation to an exclusive, underground dinner party and finds out there's much more on the menu than he bargained for.

Foodie was filmed in the fall of 2011 in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

This was the movie's official website. Content is from the site's 2012 archived pages.

Foodie is the winner of more than 9 film festival prizes, including Best Produced Screenplay Short at Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, Best Original Fiction at ConCarolinas Short Film Festival, Best Horror Short at Tucson Terrorfest, Best Horror/Sci-fi at the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, Audience Choice Best Long Form Short at the Nevermore Film Festival, Best Picture at the Killuride Film Festival and Best Short Film at MonsterCon.

 

Mark Bell - Film Threat
…Foodie is a nightmare scenario for those of us who spend way too much time watching the Food Network. A horror comedy that doesn’t skimp on the gore or the laughs, this is a gruesome delight…”
 
Dana Goodyear - Culture Desk - The New Yorker
“Cannibalism - whether unintentional, deliberate (as with the Donner Party, the Uruguayan rugby team, and scores of sailors in extremis) or plain murderous (the recent incident in Florida) - represents the most troubling extreme of our omnivorous condition. Just because we can, will we… 
Bourdain - or maybe Tim Curry - is the spirit guide of the short satire, Foodie, which I watched the other day… ”
 
Victoria Bouloubasis - The Independent Weekly
Foodie, a new short film written by Durham resident Eryk Pruitt, bypasses the idea of cannibalism as an uneasy survival tactic. Instead, the 29-minute dark comedy-horror flick explores an obsessive, underground sect of foodies who dine on humans in the most gourmet and trendy of manners…”
 
Cliff Bellamy - The Herald Sun
“In Foodie, a short film written by Eryk Pruitt and directed by Christopher G. Moore, Mueller (played by Nick Karner) is invited to an elite food gathering at Kitchen X. To give away much more of the plot would spoil the effect of this hilarious, black-humored horror-satire. The bloggers, chefs and hangers-on at Kitchen X argue the definition of “bacon” vs. “pork bellies,” and use terms like “compelling flavors” and “botanicals” with abandon. Their food obsession is the key to the humor in Foodie…”
 
The Bleeding Dead
“…Foodie is a quirky, albeit uneasy film about a food lover's nightmare…”
 
Amanda Maclaren - Durham Magazine
“…The movie was filled with plenty of cringe-worthy scenes in which the tagline of the film, “You Are What You Eat,” became all too literal. Yet I wasn't focused so much on the gore as I was on the individual characters, each of them an extreme foodie in one way or another, and the humor that tied it all together, which was writer and producer Eryk Pruitt's main inspiration for the film…”
 
They're blogging about Foodie in New York city.  Read what Mikaela Flynne of Undergound Eats has to say.
 
Byron Woods - Contributing Editor, Live Arts - The Independent Weekly
“It was a great night for regional theater at the local debut of Foodie. Proud of all the (un)usual suspects: Jeff Alguire, David Berberian, Tracey Coppedge, Jenn Evans, Anthony Hughes, John Jimerson, Nick Karner and droll, dry Meredith Sause. Greetings to Gilly Conklin, Alena Koch and Emlee Vassilos. Plus cameo by spider. Lest we forget. Talent? Yeah, we've got that…
Looking forward to Tracey and John's upcoming remake of Adam Ant's “Beat My Guest.” The new “fun couple” of 2012?”
 
Foodie's first review by HorrorSociety.com
“…Foodie is cohesively one of the best short films I’ve seen in a while. In just under a half hour this flick was able to pull off what some films can’t pull off in an hour and a half. Great production, great directing, great writing, great acting, great effects…and a couple interesting plot twists I did NOT see coming. Oh, and it did have a couple of funny moments. I mean what more could you ask for? If you have the chance to see Foodie, take it! I promise you… You will eat it all up!…”
 

“Beware of bad men who live to eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink to live.”
-  Socrates

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Eryk Pruitt - Writer, Executive Producer
Christopher G. Moore - Director
Ismail Abdelkhalek - Director of Photography

MUSIC

CutshawKane - Composers
And Featuring Music by the Mission Creeps

CAST

Nick Karner as Mueller Jeff Alguire as French Milt Tracey Coppedge as Beth
Tony Hughes as Brandon X David Berberian as John Lando Meredith Sause as Teddy
John Jimerson as Greg Gilly Conklin as Shannon Von Vester Jenn Evans as French Milt Groupie # 1
Alena Koch as Hannah Emlee Vassilos as Darla Stephanie Reinhart as French Milt Groupie # 2
 
CREW
Rachel Klem - Casting Chris Medico - Lighting and Food Styling Stephanie Reinhart - Production Assistant
Angela Pritchett - Special Effects Tom Hauser- Production Sound Recorder Zach Honey - Sound and Production Assistant
Jim McQuaid Lana Pierce - Catering and Craft Services Bobbi Whittemore - Still Set Photography
Kevin Darbro Kymberly Daniels - Production Assistant  

 

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