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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.


Emmanuel Kervyn


Emmanuel Kervyn
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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


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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The French-speaking cast struggled with the English dialogue, and some actors simply remembered their lines phonetically. The footage was then overdubbed by actual English speakers, who had to follow the odd speech rhythms of the actors. See more »


Miss Barnstable: [Miss Barnstable and Alice are preparing diner, the bell rings] What now, who can that be at such an hour. Alice go and see.
Alice: Me, why me.
Miss Barnstable: Why not you.
Alice: I don't know, it's pitch black out there. And it's far to the gate, and i have to go trough those creepy bushes.
Miss Barnstable: You silly little twit, just who do you think you're going to meet at the gate. The Devil, huh.
Miss Barnstable: Better move on girl, you're to old to be talking that way. Besides i need Radu to serve the pheasant, MOVE IT.
Alice: Yes ma'm.
Miss Barnstable: Youngsters, damnation.
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Alternate Versions

The French-Canadian VHS release on the Videoville Showtime label contains an alternate cut of the film not approved by the director. See more »


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User Reviews

Better than I expected.
9 May 2017 | by CommieHunterSee all my reviews

I should have researched this movie on here before I watched it.Knowing it was French would have helped a lot.I spent too much time trying to figure out if the audio was dubbed and where it was filmed.Once I figured out it was dubbed, I understood why every character had a different accent.Most of the people sound like Americans trying to fake a British accent while a few sound almost French.The most confusing thing was that they were driving on the right side of the road.Do they do that in France?I assumed all of Europe would drive on the left side.Anyway, this was an above average Troma movie even though the plot doesn't make any sense.The premise is that a bunch of relatives of two rich old ladies have to go have dinner with them for reasons that are never made clear.The old ladies turn into demons and everyone just hides instead of trying to leave.This is a must see if you like or want to like Troma.

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Release Date:

September 1989 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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