Review: Raw (2016)

If there ever was the right title of a movie…


Director: Julia Ducournau
Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella
Distributor: Universal
Runtime: 98 mins

“You can’t trust animals that’s tasted human flesh.”

Justine is a first-year veterinary student at the same university her sister study. Justine (and her sister) was raised as strict vegetarians but, as part of the hazing rituals, Justine is forced to eat meat. Initially she develops a craving for meat…particularly human flesh.

Holy fuck! This was a filthy little European horror flick. It’s pretty unique and different from other new horror’s I’ve seen. The creepiness and disgust lies in the visual bodily explorations in this story. It’s also some sort of weird allegory of transformation into adulthood. Well played and well crafted. Everyone should see it! MASSIVE!