Antonia Bird’s pitch black multi-genre mashup demands wider rediscovery as a deliciously weird & disturbing cult film stunner. Balancing genuine terror, crimson humor, and lots and lots of gruesome meat, Ravenous creates a dense stew of indelible images, as a soldier (Guy Pearce) exiled to a remote garrison is sent out to investigate a wild story of cannibalism in the Western wilderness. Featuring a robust cast (Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies, David Arquette), exquisite period detail, and a stirring score by Michael Nyman and Blur’s Damon Albarn, Ravenous is one of the best films of the ‘90s that you still need to see. Stock up at the snack bar and enjoy the show.
“Over-the-top energy, gore and style.” – LA Weekly
“Imagine a film that makes A Modest Proposal-style satire out of Dracula’s gothic horror tropes in the spaghetti western milieu of The Great Silence. It’s a pitch-black comedy about Manifest Destiny and cannibal frontiersmen.” – Simon Abrams, Village Voice
- Antonia Bird
- Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones, David Arquette
- Czech Republic/UK/USA/Slovakia
- Running Time
- 100 minutes