|Directed by||Joe Maggio|
|Written by||Joe Maggio|
|Music by||Jeff Grace|
|Edited by||Seth Anderson|
Dark Sky Films
Glass Eye Pix
|Distributed by||Dark Sky Films|
Bitter Feast is an American psychological horror film directed and written by Joe Maggio. It stars James LeGros as a chef pushed over the edge by food critic J.T. Franks' (Joshua Leonard) vicious review. The film also features actors Larry Fessenden, Megan Hilty, and a cameo from real life master chef Mario Batali.
Peter Grey is a successful New York chef, disgruntled by caustic reviews from the food critic J.T. Franks. After Franks' bad review, Grey is fired by his boss Gordon. He kidnaps Franks, takes him to a cabin in the woods, and forces him to cook his own "perfect dinner".
- James LeGros as Peter Gray
- Joshua Leonard as JT Franks
- Larry Fessenden as William Coley
- Megan Hilty as Peg
- Mario Batali as Gordon
- Owen Campbell as Johnny
- Tobias Campbell as Young Peter
- Paula El Sherif as Cooking Show Guest
- Sean Reid as Co-Worker
- Graham Reznick as Local Newscaster
- Amy Seimetz as Katherine Franks
- John Speredakos as Phil
Bitter Feast was directed by Joe Maggio, and it stars James LeGros and Joshua Leonard. The film was shot in New York City and Woodstock. Larry Fessenden produced the film with his company Glass Eye Pix.
Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 50% of six surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 5.2/10. Paul Brunick of The New York Times wrote, "Beyond its creepy back story, the horror in this morally confused and cinematically inert film is entirely nominal." Mark Olsen of The Village Voice wrote, "Zesty fun for its actors, Feast is at once a sly parody of the celebrity-chef culture spawned by all the cable cooking shows and competitions, and a creepy little chamber-piece."
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- "Bitter Feast (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
- Brunick, Paul (2010-10-14). "Hungry for Revenge". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
- Olsen, Mark (2010-10-13). "The Knives Come Out in Culinary Horror Bitter Feast". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2015-08-22.