Our Horror-On-Sea 2023 Film Festival coverage continues, with Eating Miss Campbell (2022), a film that got a lot of love in our PopHorror 2022 Bloody Pop Awards.
Check out the trailer below, then read on for our full review!
Eating Miss Campbell Synopsis
A high school student falls in love with her English teacher and suddenly develops a craving for human flesh.
Eating Miss Campbell is a 2022 horror comedy written and directed by Liam Regan (Self Induced Nightmares 2013, My Bloody Banjo 2015). It stars Lyndsey Craine (Book of Monsters 2018, Zomblogalypse 2022), Lala Barlow (Get Krack!n 2017, Metro Sexual 2019), Vito Trigo (Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 2013, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 2017), James Hamer-Morton (Pandamonium 2020, Video Shop Tales of Terror 2023), Charlie Bond (Pandamonium 2020, Video Shop Tales of Terror 2023), Emily Haigh (Casualty 1986, Jane Eyre 2010), Michaela Longden (Book of Monsters 2018, When Darkness Falls 2022), and Sierra Summers (Eating Miss Campbell 2022).
It also stars Alexander J. Skinner (History Erased 2019, Hotel Paranormal 2020), Justin A. Martell (Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 2013, Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2 2017), Annabella Rich (Acting 2020, Tales from the Great War 2023), Dani Thompson (Pandamonium 2020, Video Shop Tales of Terror 2023), Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) 2011, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) 2015), Blade Braxton (Dreaming Purple Neon 2016, Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm 2020), Paris Rivers (Thorn 2014, Slasher House 2 2016), Roa Fend (Spider-Man: Far from Home 2019, Morbius 2022), and Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger 1984, The Barn Part II 2022).
This is a hilarious, knives-out, balls-to-the-wall blood fest from beginning to end. It’s Mean Girls meets Ravenous in this hip, edgy thriller that proves high school up can be killer. The characters are likable (or unlikable if you prefer), well-written, and brilliantly crafted.
The acting in this is absolutely fantastic. Lyndsey Craine is captivating, malicious, and ruthlessly vengeful in the lead role. She does a masterful job carrying the film. Lala Barlow is cold, callous, and endearing as Miss Campbell, the harsh, heartless English teacher. And, Laurence Harvey is beyond creepy in his supporting role as the repugnant, perverted assistant.
Also, the cinematography is unbelievable. The costumes are pertinent and fitting, and the gore is phenomenal. The music is perfect, adding to the chaos of it all, and the pacing is spot-on.
What really stood out though, were the sets and set dressing. They really tied everything together beautifully. They were fun, inviting, and engaging, giving viewers a little something extra to draw their eyes to.
In the end, Eating Miss Campbell is cruel, current, and unrelenting. It’s garish, offensive, and outrageously funny. It makes Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) look like a kindergarten class. If you like insane, avant-garde horror comedies with a penchant for death, do yourself a favor and check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
Be sure to check out our other Horror-On-Sea 2023 Film Festival reviews, including Monsters In The Closet, 4 halloween, Pig Killer, Freeze, and Mask of the Devil!