Aug 052015


The Fantasia film festival hosted the world premiere of director Chad Archibald’s (The Drownsman) Bite over the weekend, and it has been reported that the film was just too gruesome for some hardened horror fans.

Bloody Disgusting reported the scoop, stating the the festivals co-director announced the following on Facebook:

I leave the BITE premiere for all of ten minutes and the following text lights up my phone: “2 people,fainted. One girl is puking and another hit his head on stairs”. Truth.

An ambulance was called to the scene, but it appears that Archibald was well aware his new film would likely make audiences uneasy. Before the film began, special branded Bite sick bags were handed to viewers, and BD shared a photo of one:


While it is never a pleasant experience to become unwell, or witness someone become unwell in a cinema, it is great publicity for the film, which promises to be pretty intense. So well done Archibald, it sounds like you have nailed it, and no doubt this news will make horror fans even more excited to see the film.

Bite will play at the UK’s FrightFest in a few weeks.

Bite is written and directed by Chad Archibald, and the cast includes Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, and Jordan Gray.


While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.






Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

  12 Responses to “Fantasia screening of horror ‘Bite’ see’s audience faint and throw up”

  1. Nick Borland – and we actually want to make the effort to see this at frightfest.

  2. Well it’s cheaper than me drinking booze, throwing up, fainting and falling up the stairs

  3. Obviously a decent horror for a change then? 🙂

  4. Sam Haynes
    Luke Condello

  5. Yep! It always starts with just a small bite. #cleansinghourmovie

  6. Meg, apparently we may need a ‘sick bag’ to watch this movie

  7. Samuel Cleatus Mcfarlane Tanika Cracker Skull Cooper

  8. Nick Hargans Thomas Savage

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