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Insatiable (2008)

A shop assistant discovers her megalomaniac boss is selling human flesh to his starving customers.


Jessie Kirby





Credited cast:
John Cronin John Cronin ... John
Laura Donnelly ... Rachel
Damien Kearney Damien Kearney ... Sgt Kenny
Jon Kenny Jon Kenny ... Mr Harvey
Nora-Jane Noone ... Ellie
Darine Ní Dhonnchadha Darine Ní Dhonnchadha ... Dr. Sandford
Ciara O'Callaghan ... Jenna
Geraldine Plunkett Geraldine Plunkett ... Annette
Michael Sheehan ... Bobby


Set in the not so distant future, the economy has crashed and food is rapidly running out. Meat sources are gone due to BSE and a new strain of Chronic Wasting Disease. Bird flu has killed off most of the fowl. The fish in the sea are full of radiation. All over the world vegetable crops are failing. In a small village in Ireland Mr. Harvey a supermarket owner believes he alone can stave off the locals hunger. ELLIE is a 24 year old with no direction in life. Her Mother has been mentally ill for years and Ellie is her sole carer. Ellie works for Harvey in order to keep food on the table. When Harvey suddenly starts selling meat again Ellie has her suspicions that it is not stored pig meat as he claims. RACHEL is Harvey's niece, her family having already perished in the crisis she now depends on Harvey to keep her alive. Her loyalties are torn when she grows close to Ellie. Ellie uncovers that the recently deceased from the village are the main ingredients of the new meat and lets the ... Written by Sean Coughlan

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The price of food just went up.



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Release Date:

2 August 2008 (Ireland) See more »

Filming Locations:

County Waterford, Ireland


Box Office


€250,000 (estimated)
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Kirbyfilms See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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i'm the first...whoo hoo
17 September 2008 | by rumblefish80See all my reviews

Can't believe no one else has commented on this. I was one of the first people to see this film along with another couple of hundred or so. Saw it at the Dublin Gay film festival which I thought was an odd place to premiere a film like this, I know there is a gay storyline in it but it seemed out of place with all the other usual boy meets boy stuff. So we have an Irish horror film, it's listed as a thriller on here but in my experience of horror I would rate it as a horror film.

So it's set a in the very near future and what was interesting from the get go was how they didn't go for the usual dystopian like future with everything all burning and futuristic, you are landed in a small insular town where if anything you feel like you have gone back in time. At times I felt like I was watching a character drama and it gave it a more realistic feel. It is a bit slow to start but the acting keeps you interested, especially NoraJane No one who plays the lead, she has an intensity about her and she is very very watch-able. Her girlfriend is played by Laura Donnelly who again is very watch-able, I liked how she played her part, I felt like there was a lot going on under the surface. The cast where great overall, stand outs where the girl playing Jenna and Jon Kenny was scary as Mr Harvey.

Some of the scenes where very shocking, in particular the scene where one of the characters is trapped under a floor and p***ed on. Same character goes through some serious torture scenes too. There was some walk outs during these scenes. I felt like the film was not finished though, there was some distracting bad sound & at one point I thought the music would pierce my eardrums, I hope it was not intentional. I stayed for the Q & A and there were some people attacking the film which I thought was to be expected because they were not a traditional horror audience. Overall I really enjoyed the film, there was a lot of energy on screen and I felt like I was seeing something different which excited me a lot (Irish horror films have never been much to get excited about sadly). I'm giving it a 7 cos it was not finished but I hope to catch it again at a horror fest.

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