Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Sarah Gordon, Christopher Page, Michelle Angel, Dave Reda (Director), Molly Fix
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 02/13/2007 Run time: 80 minutes
Great Low-Budget Film that Blends Horror and Humor
Sarah E. Jahier | Costa Mesa | 03/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bit Parts is a wonderful low-budget film that blends horror and subversive humor. I review horror films for a living so I know a few things about what makes a great film, especially in the horror genre.
Bit Parts has an original story (owing some plot points to the classic French horror film Eyes Without a Face), great character development, is professionally shot and looks great, has some great black comedy throughout and the gore (though there isn't much) looks great!
The main reason I enjoyed this film was the social commentary it presented on plastic surgery and the L.A. lifestyle. Getting lured to phony auditions is something that could really happen in L.A. and the plastic surgery angle is dead-on.
Most of all though, this is an entertaining and enjoyable low-budget film. Highly recommended!"
Jessica W | California | 12/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After seing a segment on NBC 11 I went to see this movie at a theater in San Jose and I was quite impressed. It had a great combination of suspense and gore with a few laughs for good measure. The cinematography gave the movie that extra erie feel to it while the effects enhanced the gore. The actors did a good job making the characters and story believable. To make sure I hadn't missed anything I stayed for the second show. I am happy to find that it is finally available on DVD."
Andrew W. Schoenlein | Stockton C.A. USA | 12/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie on it release in San Jose. It was excellent, awesome storyline, and cool special effects. Dave Reda did a wonderful job directing this flick. It is a must have for all you horror fanatics."
We likes it, precious.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 11/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Bit Parts (Dave Reda, 2006)
I have to say that when I watch microbudget horror films these days, I go into them not expecting much. It's a pessimistic policy, but not a terrible one; that way, when you come up with something really good, you're pleasantly surprised, and you're never too disappointed. I'd like to say that Bit Parts is something special-- another Deadbirds or something-- but it never quite gets to that level. Still, for the amateur production it obviously is, it surprised me in just about every way.
The plot, as noted by All-Movie Guide, is a riff on Eyes Without a Face, Georges' Franju's 1959 thriller: after a car accident, a plastic surgeon (Christopher Page)'s daughter (Michelle Angel) is left horribly disfigured, and he lures innocent, beautiful girls to his home to use pieces of them to reconstruct his daughter's body. When Brenda Martin (Sarah Gordon) falls into the trap, her sister Melissa (Molly Fix) and the cab driver (played by Reda) who took her to the supposed movie audition from which she was kidnapped try to find her while she's still alive.
It suffers all the problems one expects from a microbudget flick, but perhaps not as much as most; the acting isn't A-list, but it's surprisingly good for a production of this level. The script isn't as tight as it could be, but it's quick and grimly funny. The camerwork is of surprisingly high quality, and the music (supplied by Primus drummer Tim Alexander) fits in quite well. Yes, it's derivative and kind of silly, but that doesn't make it any less fun. Certainly worth killing an hour and a half with. ** ½"