Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
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'…
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 thriller with some shifts in tone that lighten it 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 good…
How the hell had I not heard of this movie before? A late 1800s pseudo-zombie cannibal movie with a fantastic cast and lots of blood and guts? Hell yeah.
Guy Pearce and Robert Carlysle are both amazing in the lead roles and keeping the whole film small, in really only two locations, was brilliant. It made it very claustrophobic even though you were outside for a good chunk of the film.
Kind of a silly, crazy movie, but a heck of a lot of fun.
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…
This is the worst soundtrack ever. Did you have a piano in your house growing up/have you ever heard a child randomly hit strings in frustratingly simple yet vaguely melodic rhythm? That's what this is like, which is weird because Damon Albarn of Gorillaz is half of the pair that made it.
Guy Pierce does that thing he does where he just sort of seems worried, like in Memento. Robert Carlyle is good, and also probably the only thing I enjoyed about Ravenous, although I must say the concept is very strong.
Editing is usually one of those finer points of filmmaking that you don't really notice, which tragically, means that the editing is good. This edit suffers mightily from…
Cannibalism, black humor, blatant homoeroticism plus Robert Carlyle and Guy Pearce.
You bet I'm here for this.
One sick movie about cannibalism placed during the Mexican-American war (1846.-1848.) starring Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle. It's too underrated movie but it's awesome.
Still as amazing as it was back in 1999. Probably the greatest soundtrack of all time, and Robert Carlyle is perfect.
Will probably mostly appeal to horror fans, but it's so much more. That was also Fox's big dilemma 15 years ago; they had no idea how to market it and consequently it became a flop.
Luckily it seems to have gotten some respect on home video. I just hope that the new blu-ray will bring joy to even more to-be-known fans in the future.
soulless approach to the time-tested genre.
Tengo un pequeño problema con esta película pero es uno muy personal: no termina por caerme bien Robert Carlyle. No sé, quizá sea su constante sobreactuación en todos lados. Pero también admito que puede ser un tipo divertido.
Como sea, la película tiene un humor bastante simpático, tiene muy buenos momentos de tensión (la escena de la cueva es fantástica), se mueve entre varios géneros, las actuaciones de David Arquette, Jeremy Davis y Jeffrey Jones, son también, muy divertidas.
This is one of those films that I like more and more with each viewing. Everyone in this film comes together and pulls off a great story. I particularly like how they handled the cannibalism. They could have went for a gore fest but instead they chose to take a more subtle rout and handle it with grace. I very much enjoy the time period they chose for this story. I think it really worked. The closer they would have gotten to our own time the harder it would have been to cover this up. Great horror film and one I can easily recommend for everyone to see.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The biggest issue I had with this was its editing, specially with some bafflingly quick cutting I couldn't make any sense of.
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
- Whistle and I'll Come to You
- The Woman in Black
- The House with Laughing Windows
- Who Can Kill a Child?
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…