Reviews Review: ‘Cannibals and Carpet Fitters’ is a Lighthearted But Grizzly British Horror Comedy Published 1 year ago on February 12, 2019 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet Cannibals and Carpet Fitters is a lighthearted but grizzly British horror comedy that’s not for the squeamish. It opens with a found footage sequence featuring Alex Zane in an extended cameo. He and his girlfriend are out camping when they lose their bearings and are attacked by a family of cannibals. Sometime later, employees of a carpet fitting company are sent to the family’s isolated rural house, unaware that they are next on the menu. The bumbling but likeable team must escape while armed only with staple guns and their wits. The focused and sharp script is peppered with character based comedy and well constructed death scenes. Interactions between the unfortunate carpet fitters feel very real and organic. The protagonists seem like everyday, relatable people which contrasts well with the cartoonish and over the top cannibals. The impressive, realistic looking gore effects are expertly done, especially when compared to other low budget horror films. Heads are split open, necks are impaled and brains are splattered all in a way that looks seamless. There is a gleefully gross celebration of dismemberment that is sure to make viewers both laugh and squirm. A lot of attention to detail clearly went into the practical effects. For instance, we see slit throats all the time in horror but in this film you get a small glimpse of layers of grisly yellow fat underneath the bleeding skin flap. Much of the violence is complemented by a great, exaggerated sound design that emphasises the many stabs, punches and bone crunches. This movie is a lot of fun and is worth seeing if you’re into new British horror. Just don’t watch it before dinner! Related Topics:Alex ZaneCannibals and Carpet Fitters Up Next Campy Fun Horror Films Streaming Free on Tubi TV Don't Miss Review: ‘Suspiria’ is One of the Most Skilfully Made and Artistically Rich Horror Films of 2018 Advertisement You may like Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News2 hours ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News2 days ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot News3 days ago Producer Jason Blum Hypes Up ‘Halloween Kills’: “It was SO good. So good.” News4 days ago Trailer for the Jordan Peele-Produced ‘Candyman’ Reboot Could Be Arriving Next Week News4 days ago Bruce Campbell Says Creepy New ‘Evil Dead’ Movie Might Film Later This Year News4 weeks ago Non-Spoiler Details from Thursday Nights Test Screening of ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News1 week ago Blumhouse is About to Begin Working on ‘Halloween Ends’ News2 weeks ago Jason Blum Says the Canvas of ‘Halloween Kills’ is Very Large News3 weeks ago Art the Clown Drowns the Set in Blood in New Behind-the-Scenes Images from ‘Terrifier 2’ News2 hours ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News2 days ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Eric Dean Hordes’ Throwback Horror ‘Trolls World’ Brings Back ‘Troll 2’ Actor George Hardy News3 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson Team to Solve Grisly Murders in ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!