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Meat Grinder (2009)

Cheuuat gaawn chim (original title)
TV-14 | | Horror | 19 March 2009 (Thailand)
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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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Tiwa Moeithaisong

Writer:

Tiwa Moeithaisong (screenplay) (as Samonggu)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mai Charoenpura ... Buss
Rattanaballang Tohssawat Rattanaballang Tohssawat ... Attaphol (as Rattanabanrang Tosawat)
Wiradit Srimalai Wiradit Srimalai ... Lek (as Weeradit Srimalai)
Atitaya Shindejanichakul Atitaya Shindejanichakul ... Aoi
Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ... Nida (as Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul)
Somlek Sakdikul Somlek Sakdikul ... Proprietor (as Somchai Sakdikul)
Chaiyot Tushsanasuwan Chaiyot Tushsanasuwan ... Subordinate 1
Shiny Khunthong Shiny Khunthong ... Subordinate 2
Somchat Prachathai Somchat Prachathai ... Stepfather
Thanatorn Oudsahakul Thanatorn Oudsahakul ... Plainclothes Policeman
Jiratchaya Jirarajagit Jiratchaya Jirarajagit ... Bua
Kittiphit Tamrongweenijchai Kittiphit Tamrongweenijchai ... Inspector (as Kittiphit Tamrongweenitchai)
Archan Chaisuwan Archan Chaisuwan ... Berm
Arachaporn Ngarmthed Arachaporn Ngarmthed ... Chart's Mother
Akradech Maneeploypech 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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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai

Release Date:

19 March 2009 (Thailand) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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(N)oodles of gore.
15 November 2012 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Thai gore-fest The Meat Grinder is in the tradition of such classic Asian shockers as The Untold Story, Human Pork Chop and There is a Secret in my Soup, exploitative films supposedly inspired by real life incidents wherein psychotic individuals dismember their victims, cook them, and serve them up as a tasty meal.

In this case, the crazy chef is Buss, a demented noodle vendor who deals with unwelcome visitors to her shop by chopping them up and adding them to her menu. The product of an abusive childhood, and further mentally scarred by her adulterous husband and the death of her child, Buss is a tragic and slightly sympathetic character, but one that should be avoided at all cost lest she consider you a threat and starts to get slicey and dicey with her cleaver.

Director Tiwa Moeithaisong's film is, first and foremost, a very gruesome splatter-fest, revelling in the gory detail and an excess of bloody body parts; in this he succeeds admirably, giving fans of blood 'n' guts some really well executed and nauseatingly explicit gore. However, The Meat Grinder is also intended as an emotionally powerful psychological horror tale AND as a work of art, and here Moeithaisong isn't quite as successful, his storytelling hampered by far too much confusing cutting between present day and past events, and the 'stylish' editing/directorial techniques employed only serving to annoy and irritate.

If you're a gore-hound, The Meat Grinder is well worth seeing for the high level of splatter on display: arterial spray, severed limbs, impalements, evisceration, dismemberment. If the other aspects of the film had been as brilliantly handled as the grisly stuff, this would be 10/10 material; as it stands, 7/10 seems like a more reasonable rating.


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