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31 Days of Horror (Cannibals): ‘Ravenous’ a crazed look at mankind’s appetite for power

20 October 2013 2:54 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ravenous

Directed by Antonia Bird

Written by Ted Griffin

Czech Republic, UK, and USA, 1999

“I said no food. I didn’t say there was nothing to eat.”

Director Antonia Bird’s Ravenous is a bizarre amalgamation of humor and horror that explores cannibalism with warped nuance. The strangely cacophonous score builds up tension as craven outcasts face a glutinous and depraved attacker whose strength seems fortified by his consumption of human flesh. Set during America’s westward expansion, the metaphor of humanity’s insatiable appetite for power is plain to see but its execution indulges in such eccentricities that it is still a gruesome pleasure to behold.

Captain John Boyd (Guy Pearce of Memento and L.A. Confidential) is a reluctant soldier who plays dead in a battle during the Mexican-American War and ends up at the bottom of a pile of corpses. The blood of his more heroic comrades »

- Lane Scarberry

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