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Rabid Grannies (1988)

Les mémés cannibales (original title)
When given a demonic present by their black sheep nephew two kindly old grannies are transformed into demons who proceed to gorily knock-off their greedy relatives.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Aymerie ...
Helen
Caroline Braeckman ...
Suzie
Richard Cotica ...
Gilbert
Danielle Daven ...
Elizabeth Remington (as Dany Daven)
Patricia Davia ...
Alice
Robert Du Bois ...
Father Percival (as Robert du Bois)
Florine Elslande ...
Bertha
Anne-Marie Fox ...
Victoria Remington
Franklin Steward Granvel ...
Publicity executive (as Franklin Steward 2 Granvel)
Paule Herreman ...
Miss Barnstable
Bobette Jouret ...
Erika
Françoise Lamoureux ...
Jessica
Le Pepe ...
Taxi-driver
Raymond Lescot ...
Reverend Father
...
John
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When given a demonic present by their black sheep nephew two kindly old grannies are transformed into demons who proceed to gorily knock-off their greedy relatives. Written by Chris Hartley <hartless@stn.net>

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Going to grannies was never like this. They just love their grandchildren... well done! See more »

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The French-speaking cast struggled with the English dialogue, and some actors simply remembered their lines phonetically. The footage was then overdubbed by actual English speakers, who had to follow the odd speech rhythms of the actors. See more »

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Referenced in Terror Firmer (1999) See more »

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Hilarious!
16 December 2003 | by (Leiden, netherlands) – See all my reviews

Apparently Belgium produces something other than chocolate; crap movies. This little gem was picked up by Troma, and it's easy to see why. Every character is nasty, and the makers have enough bad taste (and, dare I say it, guts?) to not only have a child killed, but dismembered. You don't see that in a lot of american movies. The make-up and gore effects are actually pretty good, compared to a lot of other Troma films.

The first half hour sure is slow, but the unpleasant characters and the unbelievably bad acting keep it entertaining. Unsurprisingly, most of the 'actors' never made any other films before or after this one. And rightly so, because they give some of the worst performances I have ever seen on screen. Nodding and grimassing at every line and dubbed in very unnatural british accents, they are more amateurish than a school play. Like the two gravediggers in Plan 9.

When things do get going, it's just your basic 'everyone gets picked off one by one in various imaginative ways' kind of plot. A lot of cut off limbs, Evil Dead-style slapstick violence and even more horrendous acting keep it enjoyable throughout. If you like that kind of thing, that is.


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