If you're a fan of low-budget horror flicks with angry creatures and gore, Squeal is worth giving a watch. But if you're not a diehard horror fan, you may want to give this one a pass.
Squeal is the tale of a group of band members and their entourage, stranded in the snowy Midwest where a pig-man mutant is on a killing spree.
Pros: The concept behind the creatures are original, and there's more than a good bit of gore and violence. A few of the scenes made me wince, so I consider the torture element of the film a success. The actresses are all sexy, with a few moments of brief nudity (as well as some pig-man "makin' bacon" action).
Cons: Squeal is incredibly low-budget. It's filled with plenty of shaky handheld camera shots, and very little color correction. The lighting isn't that great, and the night scenes are difficult to make out.
There isn't a real focus on the origin of the pig men, or why they're so sadistic. While the creatures are fairly original, the film borrows ideas from The Hills Have Eyes and Wrong Turn. Unlike most successful horror movies, Squeal has a noticeable lack of the usual campy humor that you might expect. And granted it's an indie gore flick, but none of the acting performances stood out.
If you're a hardcore horror fan that's always on the hunt for new and obscure movies, definitely give this one a watch. If you're not a diehard horror lover, you probably won't find Squeal that entertaining.