I've seen a quite a few films directed/co-directed by women, so here are my top 100 films, loosely ranked and…
You Are Who You Eat
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…
Antonia Bird's Ravenous is a film that's fairly original and one that had great potential. The problem is it never quite lives up to that potential. The premise is a good one, but after an impressive setup it becomes a monotonous and often boring horror film that's more disappointing than bad.
Guy Pearce stars as Capt. John Boyd. A man who's act of cowardice during the Mexican-American war has landed him at a desolate military outpost in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Not long after he arrives and meets the rag-tag group of soldiers that reside there a wounded man arrives at their doorstep. His name is F.W. Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle) and he has a story to tell that involves desperate…
Antonia Bird‘s darkly comic cannibal tale (and future vegan horror entry) Ravenous offers a feast of character actors hamming it up, some hilarious gross-outs, and even some actual scares between the self-conscious jokes. Guy Pearce’s characteristic blankness works in the film’s favor, David Arquette’s late-19th c. stoner is basically the role he should play in every movie, and Deadwood‘s Jeffrey Jones adds the appropriate amount of naturalism to his haplessly conscripted, jovial flesh-eating apprentice. There’s plenty more to say about Ravenous — its central conceit, that men who consume flesh on the frontier receive superhuman strength but also become monsters in the process, is tailor-made for some philosophical musings — but the larger point is that it’s a fun, often silly movie about cannibalism. Which is more than enough to recommend it.
The manifest-destiny-as-cannibalism metaphor might be a little on the nose, but who cares when it works so well?
All I could think was that if being a cannibal did this for you, we would have a lot of people eating each other. Some nice dark humor, fun acting and a surprisingly good score.
I'll just start off by asking: why aren't there more films like this nowadays? I was scrolling through Netflix, when I came across Ravenous. I went into it expecting I was going to hate it, but it really surprised me. The best things about this film are its soundtrack, characters, and atmosphere. The soundtrack makes you feel uneasy and tense and they add to each scene of the film. Guy Pearce nails it as always and Robert Carlyle eats up every scene he's in. The atmosphere is what makes this film for me. Overall, I loved it and I have little to nothing to complain about. If you're up late at night and looking for something to watch, I'd say give this a shot.
"If you die first, I am definitely going to eat you."
soundtrack to get slain in the wilderness to
Why is this not talked about as one of the best combinations of black comedy and horror ever? Holy fuck man THIS movie right here.
Robert Carlyle gets to gnash his teeth and manic his grin. Guy Pearce gets to look curiously vacant and then rather bothered by it all. David Arquette gets to make his drugged up silly giggles. Jeremy Davies gets to mumble under his breath in a slightly unhinged but totally unthreatening manner. There's lots of blood and bloody teeth and really good music to accompany all this. So no great surprises but enjoyable.
1 star for Guy tho I preferred him in The Proposition
1 star for Robert " " Trainspotting
and 1/2 star each for Jeremy and David - they have to do their schtick somewhere I suppose
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