Saw this as one of the "8 Films to Die For" and figured either the best or the worst. Thankfully I got the best.A group of people, lead by a professor played by Robert Carradine, has made a home for themselves in a hospital in a post-apocalyptic world. Things are going reasonably well until a group of cannibals attack the hospital, taking a number of them until the hero's numbers dwindle.Great movie. With a bigger budget this one would have been even better. This one had more suspense than most theatre-released films, and the cast is fantastic. Robert Carradine, Michael Kelly, <more>
and Rachel Miner lead the cast which also features cameos by Vinnie Jones and Michael Madsen.All in all a great horror film. Definitely recommended.
The best thriller I've seen in a while! (by KBFan1)
Wow, this movie delivered fantastically, and I was totally entertained!!!At first I thought it was going to turn out like some of the other less entertaining low-budget horror films, but I watched it anyway and was blown away!!!I have not seen a performance like this in a long time!!!Rider Strong was great in this film, but I really wished Michael Madsen had a larger part as well, for he is a great actor too.In my opinion this is the best one of the After Dark Horrorfest series, because it holds a strong story line throughout the whole movie, the acting is done fantastically, and although I <more>
wished there was a little bit more gore, a great cannibal movie.Three cheers for Tooth & Nail!!!!!!
Solid horror film but it needed more gore.. (by gorefan82)
I went into to this movie excited. I knew it would be good and it was. I was a little disappointed in the medium pace and moderate gore, but the story was well thought out and the acting was excellent. The atmosphere of the movie was very eerie and the music intensified it quite well. Me being a blood and gore freak, I expected more. It did have some good scenes but this kind of movie calls for more. But I still enjoyed it no doubt. I thought it was solid. I do wish it would have sped up a little as it did drag here and there. But it didn't really take away from the suspense. I like <more>
Robert Carradine and Rider strong. I felt Carradine should have had a bigger role, but sadly he didn't. His death scene was pretty cool though. I thought it was the best of the film. Overall I thought it was a good solid horror thriller that had good atmosphere and great acting. Well worth a watch.
An Interesting Survival Tale With a Message (by gavin6942)
In the near future roughly 2012 , petroleum production comes to a screeching halt and people turn to killing each other for it, as electricity stops and we are reduced to animal instincts.One group in Philadelphia is holed up in a hospital, which seems to be going fine until there is a breach of security.If you saw this film at the After Dark Horrorfest, what probably drew you in was the cast. Michael Madsen "Reservoir Dogs" and Vinnie Jones have smaller roles as cannibals, while the hospital crew includes horror veterans Rider Strong "Cabin Fever" and Rachel Miner <more>
"Penny Dreadful" . If I wasn't already planning on attending all the films, this would have been my reasoning. And it would pay off, because just like "Penny Dreadful", Rachel Miner continues to be a very strong actress and I hope we see more of her in leading roles.Alright, horror fans... if you came for sex and blood, you'll get one of the two. The sex scenes are all clean sorry but there's plenty of blood. Ax-wielding maniacs, guns, bow and arrows, and a torso slowly roasting over a fire. A broken bone yuck and the most disgusting noise I've ever heard involving teeth. There's mild humor a trumpet player cracked me up and a really solid plot. Survival horror is a subgenre I've always enjoyed, and I think they really hit the nail on the head with this one. You have a small group of people who really have no chance at all of surviving.What I enjoyed, beyond the excellent acting, moderate gore, and a very well-thought plot there's actually layers, thank goodness was the political and, philosophical and social commentary put in subtly and sometimes not so subtly. There's the obvious call for alternative energy sources we could run out of oil at any time , but they took it to the next step by explaining where it would lead. There's the social aspects of what happens to people when civilization breaks down, and what the importance of a leader is we have Professor Darwin at one point, Neon at another, no leader at another point and we see how the leadership or lack thereof differs .The philosophy aspects have a Nietzsche-inspired undertone. Are we better to be sheep or wolves? Which one is more the moral principle? Safety in numbers or strength through independence? This is explored time and again throughout the film. And what I liked about the exploration is the way it was never really decided one way or the other, a least not obviously. here are strong groups and some strong individuals. One could write a paper on this, and I would if I wasn't so bogged down with other projects.I expect this to be one of the better films in the 2007 Horrorfest. If any are better and one or two may be , they're going down in history as some great ones, because this was already a winner. Don't be fooled by the Madsen and James cameos they're small if you think that's the reason to watch this. They could easily have made this film without them and lost nothing in the process. This is just solid script-writing, pure and simple. Check it out when you get a chance.
One of the best of the 2nd Annual 8 Films to Die For (by Dragoneyed363)
Tooth and Nail took on a completely different aspect than some other cannibal movies for me, besides Silence of the Lambs of course, and I think it is possibly the most cunning of the 2nd Annuals, Borderland following extremely close behind, or maybe tying. Not too many things were wrong with this film for me except that it was kind of out of the blue how cannibals decided to raid this hospital which supposedly had people in it, and that Michael Madsen did not have as big of a role as I thought he was going to. However, the movie entertains and has a nice execution. It is really exciting and <more>
fun to watch. The characters are not really done that well, but they are passable and the script, while lazy, is still decent. I just had a blast watching it. It is not a masterpiece, and never could be quite honestly, but the whole premise is very enjoyable. Tooth and Nail is actually though tied for my favorite Afterdark Horrorfest film overall so far, so it's definitely worth the watch, in my honest opinion.
...or thriller for that sake. It's a solid science fiction movie! The post-apocalyptic world we meet here is not mind-blowing in anyway. But the pieces fit. There isn't any big gaps in the story and the story in itself is believable. So if you like SF-movies where the notion is more important than the effects I think you could enjoy this one. I was first somewhat skeptical towards watching Tooth&Nail but what won me over was the fact it had Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones in cast. Otherwise I probably wouldn't have noticed it. But afterwords I have to say that Nicole DuPort is <more>
a star in the making. She outshines her more famous colleagues in this truly watchable SF movie!Cheers!