Those of you looking for the next cheesy Horror B-Movie are in luck. Attack of the Killer Donuts checks off all those boxes.
Over the top acting? Check.
Blonde bimbo? Check.
Crazy mad scientist? Check.
Dangerous chemical? Check.
Crappy job? Check.
Jerk boss? Check.
Gory kill scenes? Check.
Disgusting diarrhea? Check.
Sexual tension between “friends”? Check.
Hot mom teen boys lust after? Check.
Killer food that wants pay back? Check
Johnny and Kayla work at a horrible donut shop for a boss that’s famous for cutting corners. When Johnny’s mad scientist uncle creates a faulty but effective zombie gel and it accidentally falls into the donut fryer, all hell breaks loose.
With C. Thomas Howell (Most notable to us horror fans as the kid who finds a finger in his fries in 1986’s The Hitcher, and our most beloved vamp-loving cop in Kindred: The Embraced) the only recognizable star in the cast, you won’t be watching this flick for star power. What is worth watching is the killer donuts.
There are several great donut attack scenes and when they attack, you might find yourself cheering for the food instead of the humans. The donuts are truly alive and kill with sharp, monster-like pointy teeth. They seem to have militant skills, lining up for attention and ambushing victims with martial stealth. In their dormant state, they look like normal donuts, but when ingested, the humans suffer even more as they are devoured from inside. That’s when the real gross-out factor comes in.
There were some missed moments unfortunately. Sadly no giant donut rolling down the street with savage teeth, trying to kill everyone in its path, but maybe that’s a bit too obvious. I would have loved to hear a remake of the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes song but perhaps royalties were too much for this low budget flick. The dialogue missed some great moments that could have added some Horror Addict interest. I was just waiting for someone to say, “Wait a minute! That’s not just a donut. It’s a cruller!” Cue scream queen.
Despite the overabundance of cheese and some missed moments, I think Horror Addicts will still appreciate the cult classic feel of this new flick.
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ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS | COMEDY – HORROR | English | 86 min. | NR TV-14
IT’S THEIR TURN TO EAT US…
If you like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes… you’re going to love ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS!
A Throwback Retro 80’s Film… Reminiscent of THE BLOB… CULT CLASSIC!
Shot in Los Angeles, ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS was directed by SCOTT WHEELER, who also served as the special effects supervisor and is currently working on a film called Planet Shark. (That film covers familiar territory for Wheeler, who did all the VFX & B-roll for the SHARKNADO film series).
“Teen B-MOVIE — awesome soundtrack!”
“Entertaining and funny… a really fun watch.”
— HORRORNEWS.NET 3 out of 5 skulls
“If you’ve got love for throwback files of the ‘80’s, chances are you’ll find plenty of value in Attack of the Killer Donuts.”
— ADDICTED TO HORROR MOVIES
“Destined to become a cruller classic.”
— Jordan Mintzer THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Rotten Tomatoes Approved Critic
Directed By SCOTT WHEELER
Primetime EMMY Nominee for Outstanding Special Visual Effects “SPACE: Above and Beyond”. Visual Effects Producer for SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING releasing August 2017. Known for Hallmark Channel TV Movie “Love at the Shore”, MARTIAN LAND, AVALANCHE SHARKS, SINK HOLE, DELTA FORCE, TV mini-series “From the Earth to the Moon”, and TV Series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Written By NATHAN DALTON, CHRIS DE CHRISTOPHER and
RAFAEL DIAZ-WAGNER (BERNIE WEISS: The Most Interesting Man in Miami)
Produced By RAFAEL DIAZ-WAGNER & NICOLE M. SAAD
Music By JOEL SOMEILLAN
ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS Theme Song performed by SUN GHOSTS.
JUSTIN RAY | KAYLA COMPTON | ALISON ENGLAND
with C. THOMAS HOWELL and MICHAEL SWAN as UNCLE LUTHER
FREDRICK BURNS | PHILLIP FALLON | AARON GROBEN | CHRISTINE NGUYEN
CHRIS DE CHRISTOPHER, MICHAEL GAGLIO, GRANT O’CONNELL, BEN HEYMAN
We’ve eaten them for years, now it’s their turn! A chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into blood-thirsty killers. Now it’s up to Johnny, Michelle and Howard to save their sleepy town from… Killer Donuts.
A chemical accident in a sleepy town turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty monsters. Unaware of the donuts’ danger, Johnny, Michelle and Howard sell them to unsuspecting customers. When the donuts start eating their victims, the only way the three friends can save their sleepy town is to track down the Killer Donuts down and destroy them. The final standoff is where it all began: Dandy Donuts.