Title: Meat the Family (Based on Meat My Uncle) | Author: Erez Bailen |Screenplay Author: Nick Coronis | Publisher: Lulu.com | Pub. Date: 03/31/2017 | Pages: N/A | ISBN13: 9781387007349 | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Source: Received from the author for review consideration
Meat the Family
This Book has the Screenplay Adaptation of Meat My Uncle the Short Story. A wacky adventure and narration of the early life of James Jones and his family. Then there is the actual two part short story called Meat My Uncle by Erez Bailen.
This was a bit of a different format for us to review. I’ve always liked reading screenplays, actually, especially ones written in a story format. I like to see the evolution between what the original screenplay was to how it ended up on-screen.
Meat the Family was a little different in that it’s a screenplay in search of a movie. I do hope it finds one. I think Meat the Family would make an interesting short.
I can’t say that the reading does it much justice but that’s not too much of a detriment, I could still hear the separate voices in my imagination. I think a chorus reading would have done it more justice.
Meat the Family is…different, to say the least. We meet James Jones and his family. His very, very odd family. It’s a very short screenplay/audio reading, around twenty minutes long. so it’s a little hard to say much without giving away just about everything.
I did chuckle at a few spots and I was interested in what in the heck was going on. I do think that in the right hands it would make a good short. It would also need the right attitude of half-serious but also half-playful to fit the tone of the narrative.
Meat the Family, I believe, could be done well. The effects needed would be minimal and with a small cast it could be done cheaply. I hope Meat the Family does, well, ‘meat’ with someone willing to turn it into one. I’d love to see it.
3 out of 5 Skulls