Bad Meat (2011) starring Mark Pellegrino, Elisabeth Harnois, Dave Franco, Tahj Mowry, Jessica Parker Kennedy directed by Lulu Jarmen Movie Review

Bad Meat (2011)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Bad Meat (2011)


With their parents unable to deal with them, teenagers from around the country are sent to a special camp for delinquents where they are bullied by a bunch of guards who attempt to bully the bad out of them. But when one of the cook's two dogs is killed he blames the guards and to get revenge serves them the infected meat from his dead dog. This turns them in to a bunch of flesh eating creeps leaving are teen delinquents to have to battle to survive.

Here's an interesting scenario; we have a movie which looks like it was made by a bunch of actors who couldn't get work using what ever money they could scrape together and what every equipment they could get their hands on. But evidently "Bad Meat" had a troubled production, money running out, the initial director walking away, a replacement coming in called Lulu Jarmen who seems to have never done anything else which makes it sound like an alias. But the production ended up cancelled and the unfinished movie was put together and released despite being unfinished. All of which along with some other things makes it a mess, an often out of focus, seriously gross one at that.

The thing is that "Bad Meat" is simple with an infection/ zombie style storyline as guards end up infected and are teens have to work together to try and survive. But along the way we get some un-erotic scenes of these muscle bound guards getting up to various sexual things, several scenes on teen girls walking around in their underwear, the boys fighting, a fart joke no less and a load of other cliche things which are poorly edited together. It is simply a mess and in truth the movie should not have been released in this state because every part of it feels rough and amateur with the worst of it being the comedy completely failing.

The annoying thing is that whilst "Bad Meat" doesn't have much of a storyline and the final product is quite simply unfinished the potential to be a genuinely fun comedy, horror is there. It is just a shame that every bit of it comes across as rough.

What this all boils down to is that "Bad Meat" is a bad movie and should have never been released in its unfinished state. Maybe some day original director Rob Schmidt will get to make the movie in full and do it justice as all it currently ends up is a disturbing movie which doesn't come together properly.