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 News15 hours ago ‘Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula’ Posters Prepare to Escape Hordes of Zombies Blu-Ray & DVD16 hours ago Arrow Video Releasing ‘Pitch Black’ on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This August TV22 hours ago “The Walking Dead” Season 10: Greg Nicotero Promises Final Will Have People’s Jaws Dropping News2 days ago Will ‘Halloween Kills’ Feature the Surprise Return of Dr. Loomis? Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago Second Sight Films Releasing ‘Dawn of the Dead’ 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Box Set in the UK This October News4 weeks ago New Details Revealed on ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot News1 week ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News4 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Watch Party With Jamie Lee Curtis and More Taking Place This Saturday Music3 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Update: David Gordon Green Provides More Details During Twitter Watch Party News2 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis to Direct Horror Film ‘Mother Nature’ With New Blumhouse Deal Videos1 month ago [Video] Watch Tommy Lee Wallace Convert a Captain Kirk Mask into Michael Myers! News2 months ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 months ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News3 months ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News3 months ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times 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!