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GrimmUpNorth 2010: Review of The Pack (La Meute)

6 November 2010 4:38 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Year: 2010

Directors: Franck Richard

Writers: Franck Richard

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Review by: projectcyclops

Rating: 7 out of 10

[Editor's Note: Also see Ben's review of The Pack from Frightfest]

It’s quite alarming seeing the lonely landlady from ‘Amilie’, the cheerful matriarch from ‘MicMacs’, actress Yolande Moreau, as La Spack, a murderous psychopath who lures girls to their doom with the help of her hitchhiker son Max, played with brooding menace by French musician and cool guy Benjamin Biolay. Into their twisted home arrives Charlotte (Émilie Dequenne), a chain smoking punk rock girl taking her own journey through rural France. She picks up Max, undisturbed by his cold gaze, and they share driving duties for a while, before stopping off at La Spack’s truck stop which is run by her iron fist and booted heel. She welcomes them at first, but after a gang of local bikers start a fight she kicks them all out, toting a shotgun and a few creative curse words. »

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Finally The Pack Finds Distribution in the States

2 November 2010 12:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After about a year on the festival circuit, which included quite the ruckus at Cannes, Franck Richard's debut feature The Pack (La Meute) has at last secured domestic distribution.

Indomina Releasing has acquired the film, but as of yet no release plans have been announced. Stay tuned for the wheres and the whens.

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: »

- Uncle Creepy

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Ghoulish French Flick Pack Coming to the U.S.

2 November 2010 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Franck Richard's The Pack has been on a healthy film festival run in North America. That comes to an end as Indomina Releasing has picked up the film for U.S. distribution. The Screamfest winner for best FX and editing tells of a young traveler whose path crosses with a family of blood-thirsty ghouls. Emilie Dequenne, Yolande Moreau and High Tension 's Philippe Nahon stars. Indomina has not yet unveiled its release plans. »

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Grimmupnorth 2010 lineup announced!

13 October 2010 11:06 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Grimmupnorth 2010 is coming to Manchester for a second time this Halloween! Readers may remember last year’s coverage from the first Grimmfest last October ‘09. Well, we’re going back for more this year too. Festival director Simeon Halligan and his crew have spent all year finding some amazing new titles to screen at Manchester’s biggest horror film festival, including Evil: In The Time Of Heroes, which I missed at Eiff so am well up for seeing. There’s also the inventively named Canadian shocker, Dead Hooker In A Trunk, the Japanese genre mash-up Alien Vs Ninja, Thai thriller Slice, Zombie mock-u-mentary Reel Zombies and a horror doc featuring all kinds of industry insiders, The Splat Pack. There’s also a ton of activities and seminars for festival goers to participate in too. Personally I’m looking forward to the special screening for my favourite Argento film, Deep Red. »

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Interview: French Filmmaker Gaspar Noé Dares to ‘Enter the Void’

22 September 2010 6:42 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Few films have conveyed the sensation of an out-of-body experience quite like “Enter the Void,” the latest feature from French filmmaker Gaspar Noé, who continues to be one of the most controversial and innovative filmmakers in modern cinema. When his characters get high, their souls float through space, an experience skillfully depicted by Noé, despite the fact that he’s never experienced it himself.

“I’ve tried for many years to have an out-of-body experience and I’ve never managed to have any,” Noé admits.

The son of an Argentine painter, Noé first gained notoriety with his 1991 short, “Carne,” which was later followed by two features that garnered equal amounts of acclaim and outrage at international festivals. “I Stand Alone” (1998) and “Irreversible” (2002) confronted deeply disturbing subject matter with an almost animalistic intensity, while allowing audiences to reflect on the repercussions of their epically intimate tragedies. Noé’s nihilistic worldview is apparent throughout his work, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Gaspar Noé: 'What's the problem?'

16 September 2010 2:29 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gaspar Noé knows pornography. And shooting a sex scene from inside the vagina isn't pornographic. Steve Rose hears about the real boundary being pushed in the incendiary director's new film

Gaspar Noé is tired and hungry. It's a hot afternoon in a London restaurant. He orders a steak, no fries, sauce on the side. He doesn't touch the sauce. Lunch is just a slab of meat. This is somehow exactly what you would expect of Noé. His films slap you round the face, and they demand a strong stomach. The first scene of his first film, the 40-minute Carne, showed a horse being killed and butchered. The second was of a steak on a plate, much like the one in front of him now. Noé's notoriety was sealed by his subsequent features, Seul Contre Tous and Irréversible, both of which were punishing ordeals of brutality, misanthropy and sexual violence, all delivered with undeniable technical brilliance. »

- Steve Rose

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[Media] - New Clip and french poster From "The Pack" ("La Meute")

10 September 2010 7:21 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Here's the french poster and a new clip from Franck Richard's French creature feature "The Pack" ! The film starring Philippe Nahon ("High Tension"), Yolande Moreau ("Amelie"), Emilie Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay and Philippe Nahon centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max's mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: These ghouls are already dead ... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly »

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Film4 FrightFest 2010 Releases Schedule

2 July 2010 10:27 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film4 FrightFest has released what could very well be another one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place from Thursday the 26th of August to Monday the 30th of August, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!

From the Press Release

This year there are eight British films in the main programme (another record) including Monsters, Gareth Edwards’ sensational post-Apocalyptic debut, The Ford Brothers’ Cannes-hyped African Zombie flick The Dead and Johannes Roberts F – in which a school gets a lesson in horror! Other home-grown titles are Dead Cert (East-End gangsters meet Eastern European vampires), Isle Of Dogs (nasty gangland horror), Paul Andrew Williams’ harrowing Cherry Tree Lane and werewolf thriller 13Hrs. Plus, Jake West will be presenting his in-depth documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship And Videotape, which will be followed by a Q & A panel discussion. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Complete Film4 Frightfest Lineup Announced!

2 July 2010 8:41 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The complete lineup for the 2010 edition of the Film4 Frightfest has just been announced and, as usual, it is a quality selection of the best in horror film from the UK and around the world. The program splits into two programs - the main lineup and sidebar Discovery program - and you'll find both below!

Programme = Screen 1

Thursday Aug 26

6.30pm Hatchet II  (World Premiere)

FrightFest continues its strong relationship with Adam Green by hosting the world premiere of the sequel to his 2006 slasher sensation. Picking up right where the splatter-tastic original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family's connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. Delivering unapologetically unrestrained gushers of gore, »

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A Pack of Images from The Pack (La Meute)

1 July 2010 11:03 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Nearly a dozen new images have surfaced online for Franck Richard's French creature feature The Pack; yet, still we don't get a single glimpse of any creature action. Even so you can definitely tell strange things are ... ummm ... "a foot"!

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: These ghouls are already dead ... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Fantasia 2010: First Event Information and Films Announced!

29 June 2010 12:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Several press releases went out today featuring some huge news coming out of Canada's Fantasia Film Festival including the first batch of films that will be populating this massive three-week long event. Pull up your chair, kids! You're gonna be here for a while!

Dig on the wealth of information below from today's releases and look for more announcements and of course full coverage soon!

Spotlight: Between Death And The Devil

Recent times and crimes have seen extraordinary levels of disillusionment with organized religion, particularly with the Catholic Church, and genre cinema has mirrored this anger with startling impact. In the face of this, we’ve put together this troubling spotlight focused on the abuse of faith, the horrors of ideology and the corruption of Godliness. Several of these films will absolutely stagger you.

Black Death (UK) Dir: Christopher Smith – North American premiere. Hosted by Director Christopher Smith

With the Black Death sweeping across England, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Fantasia 2010 Brings The Best Of The World To Montreal!

29 June 2010 10:04 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

You want the best of genre film from Canada, the Us and around the globe? Fantasia is the place.

Montreal, June 29, 2010 - For its fourteenth edition, the Fantasia Film Festival is proud to present over 50 titles from Asia. Once again, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China are widely represented, demonstrating the great quality and diversity of their industries. And, as always, the programming team is also dedicated to exposing several hidden gems hailing from emerging national cinemas. Through these, audiences can discover new visions and new sensibilities. Therefore, the public will be privy to works hailing from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and - a first for the festival - Indonesia. The filmic multicultural feast prepared by the 2010 Fantasia Film Festival promises to satisfy film lovers of all kinds.

Fantasia's 2010 occidental lineup of World Cinema is once again on fire with an astounding kaleidoscope of styles and sensibilities. »

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Second Clip From "The Pack" ("La Meute") Slides Online

28 June 2010 5:45 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

The second bit of footage from Franck Richard's French creature feature "The Pack" has found its way online, but just like with Clip #1 we still don't get any creature action. We do, however, get a heaping helping of nasty foreign bikers! The film starring Philippe Nahon ("High Tension"), Yolande Moreau ("Amelie"), Emilie Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay and Philippe Nahon centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max's mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting »

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Second Clip From The Pack Slides Online

24 June 2010 1:41 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The second bit of footage from Franck Richard's French creature feature The Pack has found its way online, but just like with Clip #1 we still don't get any creature action. We do, however, get a heaping helping of nasty foreign bikers!

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: These ghouls are already dead ... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Brand New Clip From French Horror The Pack

16 June 2010 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Those Frenchies are at it again. Following on from the release of the new trailer for French zombie flick 'The Horde' yesterday (read here) we have a new clip for you, this time from Franck Richard's 'The Pack' (Aka 'La Meute'). This great new horror caused some controversy at the Cannes festival for being 'too disturbing' which is always a good sign. Check it out below, but don't expect to see much. The movie stars Emilie Dequenne (below), Yolande Moreau, Eric Godon, Philippe Nahon, Benjamin Biolay, Brice Fournier and is written as well as helmed by Richard. 'In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, »

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Dig on Two Minutes of The Pack

15 June 2010 4:53 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ready for some footage from Franck Richard's French creature feature The Pack? Don't get too excited; there's not a lot of action found in this latest slice of goodness, but it is worth a look!

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: These ghouls are already dead ... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes she's next on the menu. »

- Uncle Creepy

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New pics from "La Meute" (aka "The Pack")

6 June 2010 5:33 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Sold all over the world at the last Cannes market is Franck Richard's French creature feature "The Pack", a new film from the company behind "Inside". Too bad nobody acquired it for a U.S. release. We'll let you know as soon as that happens. While we wait for a trailer, a few news stills have found their way online and can be found below. The film starring Philippe Nahon ("High Tension"), Yolande Moreau, Émilie Dequenne, Eric Godon, Benjamin Biolay and Brice Fournier. »

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The Pack Come Alive at Night for Feeding!

25 May 2010 4:47 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

The latest news on Franck Richard's French language film La Meute, or The Pack was that the film would screen in Cannes, but then a cancellation. So, while Cannes was not quite the success for The Pack that the festival could have been several film photos from the production have begun to filter out that show the pack on fire (below), under the gun (left), or tormenting their captors (below). Immerse yourself in a world where children come in the form of ghouls and where a family must feed their insatiable appetites.

The synopsis for The Pack here:

"In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Pack, »

- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Ross Allen)

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More Stills From The Pack

25 May 2010 11:18 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The good news? Franck Richard's debut feature The Pack (La Meute) went over big at the Cannes Film Festival. The bad? Despite selling literally all over the world, nobody has picked it up for Us distro. Yay. Well ... at least we've got some new images to tide us over. That's something, right?

The film starring Philippe Nahon (High Tension) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie) centers upon what happens "in the middle of a snowy no man's land when Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, the pack, a bunch of blood-lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: These »

- Uncle Creepy

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Cannes 2010: Free, Outdoor Screening of Franck Richard's The Pack Blocked By French Censors

13 May 2010 2:54 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Though we're only a single film deep into the program of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood kicked things off last night - we already have our first controversy.

Franck Richard's much anticipated French creature feature The Pack had been slated to have its world premiere as part of the free, outdoor Cinema De La Plage series but that screening has been blocked by French censors concerned about the film's extreme content. Festival organizers have rescheduled the premiere as an indoor event where the age of attendees can be monitored to satisfy the censorship board but this still comes as a blow to the festival's move to use the free screenings to premiere films rather than treating it purely for screenings of old titles.  Here's the full press release:

Cnc ( French National Film Board) censorship committee has required the prohibition of the open and free »

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