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Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train murdered by its supposed guide -- a vicious U.S. Army colonel gone rogue. Fearing the worst, the regiment heads out into the wilderness to verify the gruesome claims
Cannibals in the snow. No it's not Game of Thrones or the tasty Hannibal, it's Ravenous and it's extremely delicious. Yummy steak! Reassignment. Principal Rooney. Peace pipe. Snow the precipitation not the washed-up rapper. Playing dead. Deputy Dewey before Scream 3. Begbie takes a bath. Dum Dum Dugan. Shortcut. Meat is meat. Search party. Begbie's goggles. Billy Sole's great great grandfather. Bourbon cures everything. Going all Hannibal Lecter on a motherfucker. Scary cave. George's badass bow and arrow. Spooked. Extra bones. Extreme digging. Tomahawk chop. Begbie yell. Pursuit. Free fallin'. Begbie giggle. Leap of faith. Proper grave. How much wood could Deputy Dewey chop if Deputy Dewey could chop wood? Skippin' rocks like The Kid. Teepee. Gone way too fuckin'…
It may be hard to believe now, but once upon a time — call it the late Nineties — a major movie studio sunk $12 million into a comedic western about 19th century soldiers who believed eating other humans endow folks with superhuman strength and the ability to recover from life-threatening injuries. When shooting on the film crashed to a halt after three weeks of interference and executive micromanaging, one of the suits at at 20th Century Fox hit upon an idea: fire director Milcho Manchevski — the Macedonian art house sensation whose devastating wartime romance Before the Rain was nominated for an Oscar — and replace him with Raja Gosnell, whose only feature credit to date was Home Alone 3.
Shockingly, it didn't work out.
Part of Lise and Jonnie’s Horror-o-Thon 2014
When I was ten, my parents took me on a trip to Disneyland. After that, we drove from Anaheim to visit my uncle in Reno. Like many tourists travelling route 80 through the High Sierras, we made a short detour to visit Donner Pass. Being a Canadian kid, the story of the Donner expedition wasn’t in my history books. I remember reading a plaque, and a photo taken of my dad chomping on my mom’s arm. I’m sure there’ve been countless numbers of similar photos since.
Little did I know that my father would turn into a blood thirsty zombie.
This film is a warning. Heed it. If travelling from Anaheim to Reno, take the 15 east to Las Vegas, then the 95 north to Reno. Your family will thank you.
Well this was a welcome surprise. With the tragic death last year of Antonia Bird I felt the time was right to venture into her "Western" about cannibals. Starring one of her favorites, Mr Robert Carlyle, she doesn't mess about when it comes to the gore.
When Guy Pearce's Captain Boyd is sent to a remote Fort in the Californian Sierra Nevada mountains, little did he know what horrors awaited him. A film that has an almost comedic approach to it's horror aspect and a top notch performance by Carlyle, this did make me chuckle more than once. From the brilliant premise to Bird's full-on immersion in a story that has been mined from real life wilderness stories of the…
Antonia Bird's "Ravenous," a tale of cannibalism in the 19th century, would have made a strong horror film had it not been for some darkly comic touches that dull its horrific qualities. As it stands, however, the film is a solid Western thriller with some shifts in tone that lighten its mood.
Following a US Army Captain, played by Guy Pearce, who has been stationed in a remote California outpost, the film is gruesome and engrossing look at what happens when a stranger, with tales of cannibalism, happens upon the outpost. The stranger, of course, is not who he seems.
The narrative is compelling and moves quickly, keeping the audience engaged with nicely crafted bits of tension. The film is…
I don't know a thing about the career of the late Antonia Bird, but damn did she crank out one helluva horror hybrid that by the end, leaves me wondering what kind of movie is this, really? Black comedy? Body horror? Survivalist escapism? Satiric homo-erotic allegory? Supernatural deconstruction of masculinity? It's a wonderful pastiche of many things, but above all, is just a damn entertaining ride which admittedly loses focus in the second half, yet the culmination of that final image makes the simmering aimlessness of act three feel necessary. Just knowing that a woman directed all that thick, projectile blood to such gleefully gruesome effect makes me happy. Any filmmaker not willing to get down and dirty with practical blood effects shows me that you aren't as dedicated to your craft as you aught to be and I will probably dismiss your film outright.
A black comedy cannibal western set in the civil war about soldiers who believe eating people can give them super strength and healing abilities. That's what you get out of Ravenous, a forgotten gem from the late nineties. For the first half of this, this is basically Bone Tomahawk, and then it loses its mind pretty quick after that (shit goes DOWN), and turns into The Evil Dead meets The Revenant. Why am I just comparing this to things? This movie's friggin' awesome, with some of the best gore I've seen in a while. Seriously, everything is practical. An impressive amount of high-detail sets that you just know weren't throw away's. Tons of fun, with everything batshit insane that you…
the revenant? the hateful eight? who?? im p sure youre referring to rip offs of this classic. i live for the kind of not at all fitting soundtrack and the over the top editing. need me some more of these kinda films in hollywood nowadays. you cant go wrong with a little cannibalism tbh
As the ending credits of Ravenous rolled I was gripped by this strong, primal urge to just type "still a better love story than twilight" as my review and leave it at that, but then I triumphed over the wendigo spirit and resisted the temptation to commit such savagery. Well, kind of. Either way, this movie deserves more than an out-dated meme.
I never cared for stories about the Wild West with their saloons and their outlaws and their pistol duels. This is the side of the American frontier that captures my imagination: the lonely forts in the middle of nowhere, the beautiful but treacherous wilderness, the desperate struggle for survival that begins and ends with greed. Ravenous takes these…
Cannibalism. It does a body good!
- the music was a bit awful and I adored it
- I very genuinely thought guy pearce and robert carlyle were gonna kiss @ like three different points in the movie
- the ending felt....... highkey romantic
- martha was great
Manchmal frage ich mich ernsthaft, warum?
Warum machen so gestandene Schauspieler bei solchen Filmen mit, die keine gute Story haben und noch dazu irgendwie langweilig sind. Irgendwie deshalb, weil man zwar den ein oder anderen Twist eingebaut hat und auch kleine Schocker eingebaut hat, aber insgesamt kommt keine wirkliche Stimmung auf, leider. Als ich ihn damals gesehen hab, war er irgendwie besser.
Strange even for a horror film but courageous as well. The material is fresh as well as the meat.
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Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…