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Rabid Grannies (1988)

Les mémés cannibales (original title)
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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.

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Emmanuel Kervyn

Writer:

Emmanuel Kervyn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Aymerie Catherine Aymerie ... Helen
Caroline Braeckman Caroline Braeckman ... Suzie
Richard Cotica Richard Cotica ... Gilbert
Danielle Daven Danielle Daven ... Elizabeth Remington (as Dany Daven)
Patricia Davia Patricia Davia ... Alice
Robert Du Bois Robert Du Bois ... Father Percival (as Robert du Bois)
Florine Elslande Florine Elslande ... Bertha
Anne-Marie Fox Anne-Marie Fox ... Victoria Remington
Franklin Steward Granvel Franklin Steward Granvel ... Publicity executive (as Franklin Steward 2 Granvel)
Paule Herreman Paule Herreman ... Miss Barnstable
Bobette Jouret Bobette Jouret ... Erika
Françoise Lamoureux Françoise Lamoureux ... Jessica
Le Pepe Le Pepe ... Taxi-driver
Raymond Lescot Raymond Lescot ... Reverend Father
Elie Lison ... 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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Taglines:

Grandma, What a Big Mouth You Have! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

Belgium | France | Netherlands

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rabid Grannies See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the title, this movie is about demonic possession and does not involve the rabies virus. See more »

Quotes

Fred: It's not possible.
Harvey: What's not possible.
Fred: All of this mess, those transformations, the possessions. It's absurd, were victims of collective hallucinations. That's it, a collective hallucination. Those things just don't exist.
Fred: Do you hear, it's just our imagination. They are not real, and i'm going out to proof it now. They don't exist.
[Fred opens the door and goes out, screaming sounds can be heard]
Fred: [Fred comes back with scratches all over his face] They Exist.
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Rabid Grannies is great fun
23 February 2007 | by LoneWolfAndCubSee all my reviews

There is great fun to be had here. Please, do not watch this film and expect ANYTHING redeeming because you will not find one single thing. This is Troma, expect bad acting, plenty of gore, random sex and nudity and an insanely ridiculous and nonsensical plot.

Two Aunts (yeah, I know it is called Rabid Grannies.....) are holding are birthday party and they invite the family to their huge mansion. All the family arrive (a lesbian couple, a gun maniac, a horny cousin, a family and another couple) for dinner to be held at night. When dinner is finished and present time comes the two aunts open a package that was delivered by an old lady earlier that night. It is from the black sheep of the family, a satanist. The present turns the two aunts into big, ugly demon creatures who proceed to eat everyone they see (including a poor little girl).

After half an hour of stupid dialogue, awful dubbing (and acting for that matter) and random stupidity the gore kicks in. There isn't a whole lot of it but there's a good amount and it's usually extremely funny and gruesome. Most of the movie is pure comedy though, with such scenes as one of the grannies wearing a suit of armour (dunno why), a fat man getting his arse eaten and a little boy saying, "That's smashing!" while watching a guest being eaten.

3½/5


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