The climate around the feature from Chad Ferrin’s PARASITES is grim from start to finish. What starts off as a night with the fellas soon becomes a fight for survival for one man. In the seedy underbelly of the streets of Los Angeles where folks who live there cater to their own rules any outcast is unsafe. Ferrin gives a gritty account of a street leader who will stop at nothing to hold what he deems as important. PARASITES is the definition of raw with a shocking ending that’s perfect for the current real world dynamic.
After watching PARASITES it becomes automatically clear why this film was so successful in the festival circuit. Pay no attention to the low budget look of the film as the performances by our two leading men are superb. One part THE PURGE mixed with two parts of THE WARRIORS, PARASITES will put you in the right frame of mind for this deafening film. One has to question the legitimacy of the story that is loosely based off actual events. Really if you have been to Los Angeles and the Skid Row area it’s not too far fetched to think this could happen. From the moment PARASITES starts it grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go. Yes there are a few “whatever” moments but otherwise it’s a very entertaining film.
For some they won’t get past the downgraded cinematics of PARASITES and that’s unfortunate for them. It’s been awhile since we have seen a good survive the night film. This is one to check out for sure as we think you will be surprised by the chaos and of course the ending is worth the admission.
PARASITES is directed by Chad Ferrin and stars Robert Miano and Sean Samuels. It will be available to rent or own in the US and Canada starting January 24th on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu and Xbox from 108 Media.