Initially it was reported that when movie goers at TIFF saw Julia Ducournau’s French cannibal horror film Raw, they passed out in the theater because of the graphic nature of the picture. While that has since been rebuffed as mere marketing, upon getting a look at the upcoming horror-thriller, there’s no doubt that something similar could actually happen upon release.
Raw in turn centers around a young vegetarian who develops an affinity for human flesh upon being subject to a cannibalistic initiation ritual. As time passes, the need to satisfy her insatiable appetite intensifies, so much so that we even see the once-vegetarian beginning to gnaw on her own arm in the above trailer.
In short, this could quite possibly be one of the most disturbing films of the year.
Raw is due in theaters soon.
Horror enthusiasts, don’t forget that M. Night Shyamalan’s latest picture, Split, lands in theaters next week.