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Cheuuat gaawn chim (2009)

A poverty stricken woman starts a restaurant where she slaughters people and serves up human flesh, cut from her victims.

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Buss
Rattanaballang Tohssawat ...
Attaphol (as Rattanabanrang Tosawat)
Wiradit Srimalai ...
Lek (as Weeradit Srimalai)
Atitaya Shindejanichakul ...
Aoi
Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ...
Nida (as Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul)
Somlek Sakdikul ...
Proprietor (as Somchai Sakdikul)
Chaiyot Tushsanasuwan ...
Subordinate 1
Shiny Khunthong ...
Subordinate 2
Somchat Prachathai ...
Stepfather
Thanatorn Oudsahakul ...
Plainclothes Policeman
Jiratchaya Jirarajagit ...
Bua
Kittiphit Tamrongweenijchai ...
Inspector (as Kittiphit Tamrongweenitchai)
Archan Chaisuwan ...
Berm
Arachaporn Ngarmthed ...
Chart's Mother
Akradech Maneeploypech ...
Attaphol's Father
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A poverty stricken woman starts a restaurant where she slaughters people and serves up human flesh, cut from her victims.

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19 March 2009 (Thailand)  »

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Meat Grinder  »

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Fascination
Lyrics by Manas Pitisarn
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More than just a gore film
9 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The title, DVD cover and blurb all conspire to make this film look like a Thai slant on the torture porn sub-genre, but the truth is that it's nothing like that. It's much better!

Yes, it's a gory movie in which bodily dismemberment and death play major roles, but this is only part of the movie. In many ways, MEAT GRINDER is much more of a psychological horror film, exploring one woman's mental disintegration when faced with infidelity and violence. You could take out all the blood and guts and the film would be just as effective; it works best as a character study rather than a movie that just goes out of its way to nauseate.

One thing you notice first is Tiwa Moeithaisong's direction, which is definitely above par for the genre. Moeithaisong banishes memories of poor horror fodder like GHOST GAME and HELL to tell an engaging, speedily-paced movie that doesn't let up from the word go. Mai Charoenpura's performance as the put-upon stall owner is decent, as she keeps you on-side unlike many horror villains. The film in many ways reminds one of the equally icky DUMPLINGS (which were served up containing human foetuses) but MEAT GRINDER is offbeat and engaging enough to work all of its own.


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