Bad CGI Gator is the latest B-Movie gem from indie low-budget filmmaking darlings, Full Moon Features. Written by Zalmand Band and directed by Danny Draven, the movie is a direct-to-video release that’s decidedly going down the wind tunnels of bad CGI monster flicks such as Eight Legged Freaks or Sharknado. With Fool Moon Features seemingly more adamant in embracing its admittedly bad special effects.
Shot in the Georgia swamplands, Bad CGI Gator is pretty much exactly as it sounds. A B-movie storyline that sees a terrible CGI gator terrorize a group of sexy college graduates. It’s a film that’s about on par as absurd as seeing flying sharks absorbed in tornados, with promise of the premise simply being: this is a bad CGI Gator. Synopsis as follows:
“Six college grads on Spring Break get a cabin in the swamplands of Georgia. They decide to throw their school laptops in a backyard lake in an act of youthful defiance, which unknowingly turns a lurking alligator into the dreaded and insatiable… Bad CGI Gator!”
“I’ve long been against the overuse of CGI in genre films, and in many ways, this movie is a fun, tongue-in-cheek antidote to that,” says Full Moon’s CEO and founder of Full Moon Features, Charles Band. “When done right, CGI is a great tool to accent special effects. When done wrong…well, we get BAD CGI GATOR! Get ready!”
Full Moon Features is known for its B-Rate direct-to-video horror movies such as Jack Attack and the overall Puppetmaster franchise that were quite popular in the 90s. More recently, the studio has made major headlines in revealing that they’re also making an actual Barbenheimer movie, based on the popular summer trend of seeing Barbie and Oppenheimer.