Directed by: Ron DeCaro
Starring: Ron DeCaro (Markus), Sophia Flynn (Sophia), Turibia Fradoca (Lizzy), D Whitney (Roland)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Genres: Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Drug Use, Killers, Violence against Men, Sexual-Violence against Women, Satanists-Occult, Necro themes
Plot – Spoilers:
Against images of gore, The Gateway Meat starts with a misspelling of the word, ‘coastal’, which in a way lets us know where the filmmakers priorities really lie.
An old man has just died and his son feels the pressure to live up to his deeds. Which are mostly gruesomely murdering people and opening a portal into hell or somewhere. His whole family are also satanists, though there really isn’t much about that or the occult for that matter, apart from Jesus jokes, a pentagram and a few defiled pictures.
The Gateway Meat is a b-movie with nice practical gore. But what separates it from most of the rest is the inclusion of a really small girl into the splatter (director Ron DeCaro’s irl daughter). After a trip to the park that attempts to paint the family as some George Bush-loving, regular American folk, the girl walks into a bathroom littered with corpses and proceeds to snarl, Fuck you bitch, before tasting some of the blood-splattered wall. And the movie takes off from there.