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PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2 May 2012 (Bahrain)
A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.



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Cast overview:
Johnny Gaveneau
Kelly Taylor
Peggy Sheffield ...
Doctor Orsi
Katie ...
Schicka ...
Kismet ...


In Montgomery County, Kelly Taylor is ready to go to college and takes her autistic brother, Tom, to a specialized institution. However, the bank informs her that she does not have sufficient funds in her account to honor her check. Her stepfather, Johnny Gaveneau, withdrew the money from her account the day before. When Kelly arrives home, Johnny reveals that he used the money to buy a tiger for his 'safari show' project. In addition he has the house reinforced, in order to protect it from hurricanes, so all the windows and external doors are covered with wood. When Kelly awakes, she finds that the starving tiger is inside the house and Tom and she are trapped with the ravenous animal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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His feeding. Your frenzy.


Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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2 May 2012 (Bahrain)  »

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Ravenous  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although real tigers were used for the film, the actors never interacted with them. See more »


Johnny Gaveneau: Man makes his own luck! Isn't that right, Lucifer?
[bangs cage, the tiger growls]
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References Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) See more »


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Written by Briana Evigan, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael O. McHenry and Alain Whyte
Performed by Freeskool
Published by Little Bean Publishing (BMI), Cherry River Publishing (BMI), Downtown Publishing (BMI),
Whyte Publishing LTD (ASCAP), Sobini Films (BMI) and Absolutely Sobini (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Freeskool and Sobini Films
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Some enjoyable moments, but not a whole lot right
13 October 2015 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Trapped together during a vicious hurricane, a woman must protect her autistic younger brother from the vicious, man-eating tiger her step-father illegally bought in the house with them.

Overall this one wasn't all that bad but definitely wasn't all that great either. What really tends to work for this one is the fact that there's some admittedly chilling stalking going on here as this one really manages to exploit its main premise quite nicely. The fact of getting the early scenes of the creature attacking the different workers and its back-story give off a quite effective reasoning here for the terror of the creature, and it manages to really work these quite nicely once it's loose in the house as there's a lot of genuine tension here of the monstrous beast walking around oblivious to the family members who leave just as it enters or trying to pass by undetected while attempting to do something else. This stalking here gives these scenes, from the attack in the laundry room while trying to dial here which it traps her in the vent shaft leading out of the room upstairs and the stalking in the bedrooms trapping them under the bed makes for some thrilling action to go along with the thrilling stalking. Moreover, downstairs is just as much fun with the fine encounter in the kitchen and a big chase through the house trying to lead it away from her brother trapped in a closet that has been opened rather nicely which is pretty terrifying and makes for quite an impressive enough sequence. As all of these are done by the use of a real-live tiger for the actions, it gives this a much stronger sense of realism that impacts the film greatly, but it's still not all that great as there's some individual problems that do creep up here. The main thing really holding this one back is the central premise, which not only doesn't seem usable in a full-length feature film but doesn't provide all that it could've been used for here. This one here is basically only useful for generating means of keeping the two out of harm's way in order to keep the tiger with viable targets to hunt, and that wears thin quite easily with the fact that it spends the entire time forcing that issue and really sapping the suspense that could've been generated from these incidents. Likewise, the fact that the brother is autistic doesn't do this many favors since it's more of a gimmick than anything else to bring about another challenge to get over as whether or not his antics will bring about them getting caught or not, and they get annoying enough to the point of hoping the tiger gets him anyway in hopes of just ending it. This also brings about the film's other big flaw, in the lack of a big body count here as there's only three main characters here and the chance for really letting loose with a graphic, body-count filled creature feature isn't possible with what's attempted here. Otherwise, this one wasn't all that bad.

Rated R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.

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