The Fanglys Release Date: 8 June 2004 (USA) Genre: Horror Director: Christopher Abram Writer: Christopher Abram Staring: Robert Harvey, Laurie Reaves, Christopher Abram With a filming budget of only $2,837, The Fanglys is easily one of the lowest budgeted direct-to-video flicks to receive semi-wide distribution ever. Coincidentally, The Fanglys also just so happens to be […]

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The Fanglys
Release Date: 8 June 2004 (USA)
Genre: Horror
Director: Christopher Abram
Writer: Christopher Abram
Staring: Robert Harvey, Laurie Reaves, Christopher Abram

With a filming budget of only $2,837, The Fanglys is easily one of the lowest budgeted direct-to-video flicks to receive semi-wide distribution ever. Coincidentally, The Fanglys also just so happens to be one of the better low budget, horror DTV flicks of 2004.

In the small Texas town of Layton, there is a legend that intrigues a new generation of teenagers each year. This idea dictates that driving down Storm Creek Road on a Halloween night will cause you to endure the wrath of the murderous and cannibalistic Fang Lady. What this new band of young adults doesn’t know is that this is the year that the legend will become reality. With that, a group of twentysomethings who wish to tempt fate go up to the woods only to discover not only Fang Lady, but also her mentally challenged, demented son as well.

While this film has undoubtedly been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism from fans and critics alike, I have to say that I enjoyed it. Don’t let the miniscule budget fool you. This looks and feels like a film with low six figures at its disposal. Director Abram does a great job with his script, crafting a film that, thanks in part to great cover art from The Asylum, will surely make him enough money to budget another feature. Lets hope the next one goes a bit beyond micro-budget.

As you’d expect, The Fanglys does have its share of problems that stops it from being deemed a true low budget wonder in my eyes. The low budget hurts the characterization, causing the antagonists to come off as nothing more than clichés. I also can’t say I liked the finale all that much.

What it did succeed in was entertaining me, so this gets a small nod from me.
DVD: A relatively packed DVD, with outtakes, deleted scenes, an informative making-of featurette, and the usual batch of trailers.

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