Yummy 2019

Directed by Lars Damoiseaux Curated

Those with a voracious appetite for fresh variations on the zombie genre will lap up this juicy Belgian horror comedy about a virus outbreak in a run-down hospital offering cheap cosmetic surgery to desperate clients.

Aug 01
Ended
Belgium In Dutch and English with English subtitles
96 minutes VOD
VOD 16
Violence, gore, offensive language, nudity & horror

Director

Producers

Kobe Van Steenberghe
,
Hendrik Verthé

Screenplay

Lars Damoiseaux
,
Eveline Hagenbeek

Photography

Daan Nieuwenhuijs

Editor

Pieter Smet

Production designer

Silke de Rycke

Music

Nico Renson

With

Maaike Neuville (Alison)
,
Bart Hollanders (Michael)
,
Benjamin Ramon (Daniel)
,
Clara Cleymans (Janja)
,
Annick Christiaens (Sylvia)
,
Eric Godon (Dr K)
,
Joshua Rubin (Yonah)
,
Taeke Nicolaï (Oksana)
,
Tom Audenaert (William)

Festivals

SXSW 2020

The zombie film is forever springing back to life like some cheap jump scare. In the funny and grotesque Yummy, the playbook gets a new chapter with director Lars Damoiseaux’s lively Flemish take on the genre, drawing some fresh blood onto an already heavily coated crimson canvas.

Early signs of a splatter shit-storm on the horizon are apparent when a young couple travel to a dubious Eastern European hospital for some cosmetic surgery. Alison (Maaike Neuvillet), the girlfriend, wants a breast reduction while her surgery-addicted mother has also tagged along for yet another facelift. Eventually her boyfriend Michael (Bart Hollanders) wanders off to an abandoned area of the hospital, only to find a woman gagged and strapped to an operating table. She’s actually patient zero in a rejuvenation experiment and in releasing her, he unwittingly releases a virus that proceeds to infect and tear through all and sundry.

The film, much like its characters, resembles old flesh given a slick nip/tuck job via the talented hands of an up-and-coming European director. The end result is brimming with enough humour, outlandish gore and nudity to satiate the old-school horror cognoscenti and newcomers alike. — Ant Timpson

About the Filmmaker
Lars Damoiseaux is a writer and director born in The Netherlands. His short film Patient Zero (2016) was the basis for his feature debut, Yummy.