MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 719 this week

Ravenous (1999)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  19 March 1999 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 26,041 users   Metascore: 46/100
Reviews: 305 user | 122 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 15 Aug 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 04 Oct 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ravenous" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ravenous (1999)

Ravenous (1999) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ravenous.
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Face I (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job ... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Steve Sweeney
Priest (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon ... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle
Woundings (1998)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A government program is trying to entice women to go to a remote island and become companions to war-scarred soldiers.

Director: Roberta Hanley
Stars: Julie Cox, Sammi Davis, Emily Lloyd
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.

Director: Toni Kalem
Stars: Lili Taylor, Guy Pearce, Irma P. Hall
Hunting (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An American tycoon goes to the Melbourne where he meets a married secretary.

Director: Frank Howson
Stars: John Savage, Kerry Armstrong, Jeffrey Thomas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Joseph Runningfox ...
George (as Joseph Running Fox)
...
Sheila Tousey ...
...
Gabriel Berthier ...
Pedro Altamirano ...
Joseph Boyle ...
Edit

Storyline

Captain John Boyd receives a promotion after defeating the enemy command in a battle of the Mexican-American War, but because the general realizes it was an act of cowardice that got him there, he is given a backhanded promotion to Fort Spencer, where he is third in command. The others at the fort are two Indians, George and his sister, Martha, who came with the place, Chaplain Toffler, Reich, the soldier; Cleaves, a drugged-up cook; and Knox, who is frequently drunk. When a Scottish stranger named Colquhoun appears and recovers from frostbite almost instantly after being bathed, he tells a story about his party leader, Ives, eating members of the party to survive. As part of their duty, they must go up to the cave where this occurred to see if any have survived. Only Martha, Knox, and Cleaves stay behind. George warns that since Colquhoun admits to eating human flesh, he must be a Windigo, a ravenous cannibalistic creature. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Survival is the only option. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for considerable gore and strong violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vorace  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£146,298 (UK) (10 September 1999)

Gross:

£146,298 (UK) (10 September 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Spencer's last film. Between its release and his death from a heart attack in December 2005, he eschewed any movie roles due to his full-time job playing Leo McGarry on The West Wing (1999). See more »

Goofs

The surname of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is misspelled at the beginning of the film as "Nietzche". See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Toffler: He was licking me!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The film begins with a famous quote by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): "He that fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster." Nietzsche's surname is misspelled as 'Nietzche'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Blood Pact: The Making of 'Blade II' (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delicious horror film.
30 November 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Antonia Bird's "Ravenous" is one of the finest low-budget horror movies of recent years.It's a brilliant mix of cannibalism,gruesome gore,sly black humour and quasi-philosophy.The script by Ted Griffin is absolutely stupendous.It's an irresistible blend of Native American legend(you absorb the strength or spirit of who you eat),the Donner tragedy,and the story of Sawney Bean.Bean with his wife and his numerous offspring,dwelt in a cave in Galloway,Scotland,during the sixteenth century.The family cave was close to the sea and they lived by highway robbery:ambushing,killing and then eating passers-by.Any parts of the body which they were not able to eat once were pickled in brine or hung in their cave.Over a period of twenty-five years it was proved that Bean and his family were estimated to have killed and eaten more than a thousand people.The acting is wonderful-Guy Pearce shines in a difficult role as a Lieutant John Boyd."Ravenous" was shot in the Czech Republic and Slovakia,and the landscape and climate is put to fantastic use.The score by Damon Albarn(of British band Blur)and Michael Nyman is very spooky and atmospheric.The film is loaded with brutal violence and gore,so if you're squeamish give it a miss.However if you're a horror fan with a taste for something dark and sinister,then you're in for a rare treat.Highly recommended.


71 of 88 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best/favorite line? mooncakesus
What an annoying soundtrack... sharikazoid
conveniently placed big trap? braun616
This movie bored me to tears. BlackLabInLove
Colonel Hart's Death shiftydave77
Slauson after the stew ? cradleken_of_fear
Discuss Ravenous (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page