The Herbivore (1997)

Mike Matei / April 19th, 1997

Shot in 1997, without any editing whatsoever. Whatever was shot on the VHS tape was the final movie. We didn’t care. The music was dubbed directly onto the original master tape with an audio cassette recorder. The whole video was practically made during a walk home from the school bus.


  • avgn fan101

    April 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm


  • Jime

    April 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Ha, Gau’s theme. I think the second was from a town in FF4, yeah? I seem to remember walking around a lot listening to that theme.

  • johnnyratazana

    April 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Very relaxing.
    Where was it filmed?

    • Weldin Dunn

      June 18, 2014 at 12:53 am

      Haddonfield, New Jersey

  • zoslize

    April 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    James is just such a great fucking guy, sharing all of this with his fans… much appreciated!

  • April 20, 2010 at 1:04 am

    i was wonderin when that little bastard was gonna put his foot down. it seemed a little odd to my why that kid was so down with you just makin him eat a bunch of shit in the forest.

  • Maxetle1212

    April 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    oh yea FF3 (6.. wutever) music

    FUCCKKKK that wasa WEIRD
    that kid sure can deep throat tho, good work (jk jk)


    May 19, 2010 at 6:54 am

    WTF !!! That was so creepy !!!

  • Jossa

    June 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I wonder how many plants I can get him to deepthroat…..

  • Arkhaor

    July 6, 2010 at 12:58 am

    How many plants were killed while making this movie?

  • BigDaddyH

    August 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Another masterpiece! The portrayl of mankind in search to become one with nature; to strive for that perfect balance with it, only to wonder aimlessly through life; consuming nature itself, and to never fully become satisfied with it. The more we try, the more we destroy what we desire most. Bravo, Jim. Absolutely brilliant!

    …or it was just a movie to have some dumbass eat a bunch of shit. You take your pick.

  • Lavargian

    September 4, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Lol, he is so clean cut for having to live in the forest, and live off of nothing but raw plants, and other vegetation.

  • ulukinatme

    September 23, 2010 at 3:40 am

    5 stars for using music all from Final Fantasy VI

  • October 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    You really just wanted to see what he would eat huh? bahaha that ending was great too but wow looked like a very pretty area to roam around in.

  • bungholio80

    December 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    lol that was the worst thing ever

  • AceStar

    December 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Man, I LOVED the ending! I just wasn´t exepecting that!

    Awesome sense of humor!

  • Dennizjoon

    January 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm


  • jaquio_ylze

    January 10, 2011 at 3:25 am

    couldn’t find any poison ivy, eh?

  • Freaknut

    March 27, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Ha! Funny. I wonder how much James paid this kid to eat all that crap.

  • Born in the wrong time.

    June 2, 2011 at 2:03 am

    James since i found a place to reach you i thought i would say that in a sea of bad directors, excessive CGI, unimaginative plot and characters, diminishing love for old black and white classics and 80′s action and horror you give me hope that there is someone out there that can bring the passion back to film. Your love for cinema can be seen in your ability to make extremely likable material, comprehensive reviews, amazing special effects, and awesome commentaries. Someday you will be one of the greats.

  • July 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Looks like kids porn)))

    • fiveassedmonkey

      February 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      That’s creepyness riht there

  • thealiennerd

    July 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Love the Final fantasy music haha

  • BRTD

    October 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    )))))))))))) such a delightful ending)))

  • shawneeinternetnerd

    December 7, 2011 at 2:55 am

    how many things can you put in your mouth lol

  • ChillCherry

    January 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I ate a couple of dandelions once and I hurled.

  • January 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I thought that music sounded familiar….

  • July 9, 2014 at 10:21 am

    idk anyone else here but im kinda confused of wtf is going on but good movie lol

  • December 15, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Can you imagine living like that ? being a kid that lives in a forest in New Jersey not giving a crap about the world eating whatever plant you find

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