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« on: December 22, 2016, 06:28:10 PM »
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Plot: When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. (imdb)
Release: March 10, 2017

Written & Directed by Julia Ducournau



Toronto: Multiple Moviegoers Pass Out During Screening of Cannibal Movie 'Raw'

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/toronto-multiple-moviegoers-pass-screening-928431

"The film became too much for a couple patrons," said Ryan Werner, who is handling the film's marketing on the ground at TIFF.

A Midnight Madness screening of the cannibal film Raw turned into a medical scene early Tuesday morning as paramedics were called to treat multiple audience members who had passed out.

"An ambulance had to be called to the scene as the film became too much for a couple patrons," said Ryan Werner, who is handling the film's marketing on the ground at the Toronto Film Festival and was at the screening.

The graphic film has become a must-see for horror fans after taking the FIPRESCI Critics' Prize in May at the Cannes Film Festival, where it made its world premiere without incident.

The mobbed screening also had top agents and managers on hand jockeying for the attention of director Julia Ducournau, who is currently unsigned.

The French-language film about a vegetarian college student who slowly becomes a cannibal became one of the most buzzed-about European films out of Cannes for its potential to cross over with U.S. audiences (Focus World bought the film out of Cannes).

Raw will next screen at Fantastic Fest, followed by Mayhem Film Festival, Celluloid Screams, Beyond Fest and the Sitges Film Festival.

Werner said he had only seen this type of physical reaction to a movie before with Lars von Trier's Antichrist.
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Re: Raw
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 06:33:07 PM »
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Nice to see horror film marketers are still trotting out the good old "This movie is so shocking it makes people pass out" routine.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 06:34:45 PM »
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That does seem dubious.

I'm still really intrigued by the concept, though, even as not a huge horror fan.
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Re: Raw
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 06:41:23 PM »
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Some images...
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 07:46:19 PM »
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The movie looks great, and I'm not even negative about the phony marketing ploy; it's paying homage to the classics, in a way.
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Re: Raw
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 11:58:37 AM »
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This trailer is probably not for the faint of heart.


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Re: Raw
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 01:23:53 PM »
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so good - one of my faves. between this and Get Out we're off to a very good start. i think we're in a mini-renaissance of interesting horror films. it's like what the gangster genre went thru in the 90s but with horror, which is an infinitely more malleable form.
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