DVD review from Nick at Nite
Several months ago there was an ad campaign for eight horror films, “Eight Films to Die For.” Some theaters were showing the movies one at a time on eight consecutive nights (including a local drive-in movie theater). These movies were supposed to be original and spooky. They were from good writers and directors. After a short stop in theater, the movies were going to straight to your local Blockbuster for the average movie fan. That is where I found this complete waste of time. Tooth and Nail was not original or spooky. It follows a small cadre of somewhat-well-known actors as they seek out an existence following the end of the world. Their existence consists of trying to find food and living in an abandoned hospital. Apparently, most of the world’s population died when the world ran out of gas. Something about not being able to move food, get electricity, or other basic services. People got hungry and killed each other. Our heroes are in trouble when they are hunted down one by one by a group of cannibals that are seeking out an existence of a different kind. I was bored. I give this a “C.” Rent 28 Days Later, Doomsday, Mad Max, or Soylent Green; they are all much better.