Swallowed is a brilliant body horror movie that works wonders, it stars a menacing devious Mark Patton from the infamous A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, which has later found its cult following. However, Swallowed will not need a cult following, because it is that damn good for everyone involved. The horror film Swallowed it makes sense for it play during Fantasia.
As for the film itself, the body horror has been unmatched thus far this year and may be one of the best out of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Carter Smith directs a perfectly stylish film, that is for sure to be divisive to its audiences. Carter also brings intensity to the next level here for the audience members that will love it. He also gets a powerful performance from Mark Patton that is on the top of his game here.
Cooper Koch and Jose Colon have terrific chemistry on screen, and it is breathtaking to see them work together. The story between the two is phenomenal and is exceptional writing. The movie should be seen on the big screen, I wish physically at a festival that was playing close by. You will do yourself a disservice if you don’t watch it on the big screen.
Overall Grade: 3.5/5 stars