Ravenous (1999, Antonia Bird)
Female Directed!, Cannibalism, Civil War, Donner Party, etc.

Acting: 7
Anxiety: 6
Atmosphere: 8
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 7
Production: 8
Recommended: 7
Scares: 5
Story: 8
Unpredictable: 7

Total: 73

OK, so I had totally romanticized this movie. I saw it years and years ago when I was a lot younger, and I remember it as being beautiful and eerie and terrifying, but it’s really…goofy. Well, the first 20ish minutes are unbearably goofy, but if you suffer through those, you’ll be rewarded by a really intense, weird story about wendigos and cannibalism. The acting is awesome (I looove Robert Carlyle), and the movie remains a little too goofy to truly be scary or disgusting. And Damon Albarn did the soundtrack! I mean, are you kidding me? Good, better, best. Highly recommended, as long as you can…stomach it.

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