History Film / Ravenous

6th Nov '16 8:09:01 PM TheWanderer
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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Ives lays out his larger plot to Boyd in this manner. When the two are alone Ives lays out his plan to create a small but well-connected group of cannibals similar to Ives, who can ambush small groups of pioneers passing through Fort Spencer and cover it up effectively. Ives also picks the time and place of this revealation quite carefully to make sure he isn't overheard by any of the others.



** Boyd does this to Ives at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Boyd is weakening from his fight with Ives, so he sets up a bear trap, lures Ives to the location by pretending to be weaker than he is, lets Ives come with the intent of killing him, and then Boyd wrestles Ives into the trap and springs it on both of them to make sure Ives will have no chance to escape.]]

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** Boyd does this to Ives at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Boyd is weakening from his fight with Ives, so he sets up a bear trap, lures Ives to the location by pretending to be weaker than he is, lets and when Ives come with the intent of killing him, and then comes to finish him off, Boyd wrestles Ives into the trap and springs it on both of them to make sure Ives will have no chance to escape.]]



* MrFanservice: Boyd, played by Guy Pearce. Also, the extremely-muscular Reich seems to have his shirt off ''a lot''.

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* MrFanservice: Boyd, played by Guy Pearce. Also, the extremely-muscular extremely muscular Reich seems to have his shirt off ''a lot''.gets a number of shirtless scenes... well, just because.



* NonActionGuy: Despite being an Army fort, Fort Spencer has far more of these than it does capable soldiers. Reich is a fighter, Martha has a bit of SilkHidingSteel going on, and Knox and George at least try when they're not either drinking or smoking themselves silly, but everyone else in the fort is a coward, a bumbler, or a misfit.

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* NonActionGuy: Despite being an Army fort, Fort Spencer has far more of these than it does capable soldiers. Reich is a fighter, Martha has a bit of SilkHidingSteel going on, is tough in her own way, and Knox and George at least try on the few occasions when they're not either drinking or smoking themselves silly, but everyone else in the fort is a coward, a bumbler, or a misfit.



* TheQuietOne: Unlike her brother George, Martha can speak some English, but she generally chooses not to. Hart discusses this when he first meets Boyd, and bets that Boyd didn't get a word out of Martha when she escorted him to Fort Spencer. The only time she says more than two or three words at once is when Boyd asks her how to make the Wendigo's HorrorHunger stop.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: The basis for every lead character except the villain. Possibly related to the nature of Western expansion, which likely attracted those who wished to leave.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: The basis for every lead character except the villain. Possibly related to the nature of Western expansion, which likely attracted those who wished to leave.leave, or was a convenient place to kick out the misfits that you didn't want around.



* SouthernGentleman: Major Knox

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* SouthernGentleman: Major Knox Knox.



* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Which part of Colqhoun's story was a fabrication and which was truth? We know that Ives ate some people and that he lived in that cave. But what about all the details?]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Which UnreliableExpositor: [[spoiler:Which part of Colqhoun's story was a fabrication and which was truth? We know that Ives ate some people and that he lived in that cave. But what about all the details?]]
6th Nov '16 7:49:48 PM TheWanderer
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Inverted. The Slovakian Tatra Mountains double ''for'' the Californian Sierra Nevadas.



* ContrivedCoincidence: The series of circumstances that allow Boyd to survive his first clash with [[spoiler:Ives/Calqhoun]] is astronomically unlikely. [[spoiler:He jumps off a cliff into the forest below without dying, happens to roll across the body of Reich, (who had been mortally wounded and knocked off the cliff earlier by Colqhoun) then they both roll into a pit trap that gives Boyd cover and allows him to escape Colqhoun's notice when the cannibal comes looking for him to finish him off, ''and'' coming across Reich's body gives Boyd a food source to use to survive but also gives him the Wendigo powers to heal and recover from his wounds quickly so he can limp back to Fort Spencer.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:Major Knox]] is said to be "stronger than he looked" but it doesn't do him much good. Note the use of past tense.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The series of circumstances that allow Boyd to survive his first clash with [[spoiler:Ives/Calqhoun]] is astronomically unlikely. [[spoiler:He jumps off a cliff into the forest below without dying, happens to roll across the body of Reich, (who had been mortally wounded and knocked off the cliff earlier by Colqhoun) then they both roll into a pit trap that gives Boyd cover and allows him to escape Colqhoun's notice when the cannibal comes looking for him to finish him off, ''and'' coming across off. On top of all that, Reich's body gives Boyd a food source to use to survive but and also gives him the Wendigo powers to heal and recover from his wounds quickly so he can limp back to Fort Spencer.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler:Major Knox]] The drunken sot Major Knox knocks Boyd out with a single punch at one point. Later [[spoiler:when Colonel Hart is said to be "stronger commenting on the stew they made out of Knox,]] he comments that Knox "was stronger than he looked" but it doesn't looked". It didn't do him Knox much good.good, however. Note the use of past tense.



-->"My advice to you, don't get sick. I'd say don't eat but then again most of us have to."
* DirtyCoward: Boyd. Everybody knows it, including him. He only took the Mexican fort after PlayingPossum because some of his C.O.'s blood dripped into his mouth. But in the end, [[spoiler:he finds the moral and physical courage to fight the monstrous Ives to the death, and Ives is on the edge of victory Boyd willing gives his life to [[TakingYouWithMe take Ives with him]].]]

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-->"My advice to you, you: don't get sick. I'd say don't eat eat, but then again most of us have to."
* DirtyCoward: Boyd. Everybody knows it, including him. He let his entire unit get massacred around him while playing dead in an attempt to save himself. He only took the Mexican fort after PlayingPossum because some of his C.O.'s blood dripped into his mouth. mouth and gave a minor version of the Wendigo's CannibalismSuperpower. But in the end, [[spoiler:he finds the moral and physical courage to fight the monstrous Ives to the death, and when Ives is on the edge of victory Boyd willing gives his life to [[TakingYouWithMe take Ives with him]].]]



* FauxSymbolism: There's a tenuous connection made between cannibalism and communion which signifies nothing and never comes up again. Ives spends the climax with the sign of the cross made in blood on his forehead for no reason and with no explanation. If anything, it symbolises exactly the opposite of what Ives would like to say about himself (a visible cross on the forehead evokes Ash Wednesday, when the sign reminds the bearer that they are made from dust and will die).

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* FauxSymbolism: There's a tenuous connection made between cannibalism and communion which signifies nothing and never comes up again. Ives spends the climax with the sign of the cross made in blood on his forehead for no reason and with no explanation. If anything, it symbolises exactly the opposite of what Ives would like to say ** Hart is about himself (a visible cross on the forehead evokes Ash Wednesday, only character shown eating food that ''isn't'' meat when he is munching on walnuts when Boyd first arrives at Fort Specner. [[spoiler:Hart later proves to be unable and unwilling to live as a cannibal, to the sign reminds the bearer point that they are made from dust and will die).he begs Boyd for a MercyKill rather than continue on that path.]]


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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Colonel Hart decides to try a rescue the moment Colqhoun reveals that the last people left from the party are a woman and Colonel Ives, who it seems will inevitably murder her. Nobody voices any objections, and both Reich and Boyd are later more upset about her death than those of all the other pioneers.
5th Nov '16 10:26:13 PM TheWanderer
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** After [[wiping out the party from Fort Spencer]], at one point Ives is seen chuckling to himself as he drags Toffler's body into the cave. Considering we later see him eating outside in the stream, why ''was'' Ives dragging Toffler in there? [[spoiler:For Colonel Hart to eat, as we will find out later.]]

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** After [[wiping [[spoiler:wiping out the party from Fort Spencer]], at one point Ives is seen chuckling to himself as he drags Toffler's body into the cave. Considering we later see him eating outside in the stream, why ''was'' Ives dragging Toffler in there? [[spoiler:For Colonel Hart to eat, as we will find out later.]]


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* LuredIntoATrap
** [[spoiler:Colqhoun leads the party from Fort Spencer out into the wilderness and away from help, right to ground he knows and where he can get an advantage on them, complete with hidden weapons and traps.]]
** Boyd does this to Ives at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:Boyd is weakening from his fight with Ives, so he sets up a bear trap, lures Ives to the location by pretending to be weaker than he is, lets Ives come with the intent of killing him, and then Boyd wrestles Ives into the trap and springs it on both of them to make sure Ives will have no chance to escape.]]
4th Nov '16 9:21:33 PM TheWanderer
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Lieutenant Boyd, a soldier in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar of the 1840s, has a freak-out when his commanding officer dies in front of him and decides on PlayingPossum. The Mexicans thus load him into a cartful of corpses and (for some reason) taken back to their base. Then some blood drips into Boyd's mouth, giving him an intense adrenaline rush during which he single-handedly captures the enemy command, winning the battle. But everyone realizes (most of) what happened when he throws up at the victory barbecue. He thus gets a MedalOfDishonor and a [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassignment To Fort Spencer]], a rarely-visited ramshackle mountain pioneer stop in the [[MiddleOfNowhereStreet Middle Of Nowhere]] populated solely by [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits drunks, layabouts and crazies.]]

Boyd's just settled into his life of failure when a rambling loon by the name of Colqhoun stumbles in with a horror story; he was part of [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty a party of six pioneers who found themselves trapped in a snowstorm. When they ran out of rations, they ate the pack animals. When those were gone, they ate their leather clothing. When those were gone, one of them starved to death. But instead of burying him... they ate him]]. Some time later, they ate the next one who died of starvation... and found themselves looking at each other oddly...

Colqhoun tells them that when he left the remnant of the group, there was at least one of the other pioneers was still alive, along with their treacherous guide, Ives, who seemed to embrace cannibalism. The Colonel of the fort sets out with his soldiers to attempt a rescue, out of boredom as much as anything else. But when one of them is hurt during the journey, he wakes up to find Colqhoun licking the wound... and then there's the horrifying scene they find when they reach the cave where the pioneers had taken shelter.

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Lieutenant Boyd, a soldier in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar of the 1840s, has a freak-out when his commanding officer dies in front of him during a battle and decides on PlayingPossum. The Mexicans thus load him into a cartful of corpses and (for some reason) taken take him back to near their base. base with the intent of burying him and the rest of his unit there. Then some blood drips from the other soldiers washes down into Boyd's mouth, giving him an intense adrenaline rush during which he single-handedly captures the enemy command, winning the battle. But everyone realizes (most of) what happened when he throws up at battle.

Initially
the victory barbecue. He thus gets Army promotes Boyd and gives him a MedalOfDishonor while intending to present him as a hero, but Boyd's nerves are clearly shattered and he's unable to present the heroic facade the Army wants. The local general decides that with Boyd being useless in battle and not credible as a PropagandaHero, the best thing he can do is make sure Boyd is far, far away from the front lines and anyplace where he would draw attention. So he gives Boyd a [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassignment To Fort Spencer]], a rarely-visited and barely manned ramshackle mountain pioneer stop fort in the [[MiddleOfNowhereStreet Middle Of Nowhere]] that serves as a stopping point for pioneers traveling to California. When Boyd arrives the fort proves to be populated solely mostly by [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits drunks, layabouts misfits, layabouts, and crazies.]]

Boyd's just settled settling into his life of quiet failure when a rambling loon by the name of Colqhoun stumbles in with a horror story; he was part of [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty a party of six pioneers who found themselves trapped in a snowstorm. When they ran out of rations, they ate the pack animals. When those were gone, they ate their leather clothing. When those were gone, one of them starved to death. But instead of burying him... they ate him]]. Some time later, they ate the next one who died of starvation... were hungry again and found themselves looking at each other oddly...

Colqhoun tells them that when he left the remnant of the group, there was at least one of the other pioneers was two others still alive, along with the wife of one of the pioneers and their treacherous guide, Ives, who had seemed to truly embrace cannibalism. The Colonel of the fort sets out with his ragtag soldiers to attempt a rescue, out of boredom as much as anything else. But but when one of them is hurt during the journey, he wakes up to find Colqhoun licking the wound... and then there's the horrifying scene they find when they reach the cave where the pioneers had taken shelter.



* AmbiguousDisorder: Private Toffler

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Private Toffler has some very odd behaviors, including sometimes going mute.



* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted. ''Private'' Reich has to remind ''Captain'' Boyd not to point a loaded rifle at him. A nicely subtle way of reinforcing how useless Boyd is as a soldier.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Averted. ''Private'' Reich has to remind ''Captain'' Boyd not to thoughtlessly point a loaded rifle at him. A nicely subtle way of reinforcing how useless Boyd is as a soldier.



* BlackComedy: The film is ambiguous in this regard.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The first member of Colqhoun's party to bite it in the flashback is the token black servant.
** Also George, a resident native, dies before any of the other (white) main characters.
*** Though it's worth pointing out that while George ''dies'' first, he's shot after another character has been stabbed in the gut. While the knife is still inside him. And another knife is in his back. [[spoiler: Almost an inversion, anyway, since Hart doesn't die.]]

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* BlackComedy: The film is ambiguous has certain elements of it, especially when you add in this regard.
SoundtrackDissonance during some horrific scenes.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: BlackDudeDiesFirst:
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The first member of Colqhoun's party to bite it in the flashback is the token black servant.
** Also George, a resident native, dies before any of the other (white) main characters.
*** Though it's worth pointing out that while George ''dies'' first, he's shot after
characters. [[spoiler:Although another character has character, who was white, had already been stabbed in the gut. While the knife is still inside him. And another knife is in his back. [[spoiler: Almost an inversion, anyway, since Hart doesn't die.mortally wounded and was on death's door... but then he also wound up not dying because Ives converted him to cannibalism, so...]]



* CannibalismSuperpower: In the film, the {{Wendigo}} myth is true; eating human flesh grants SuperStrength, a HealingFactor, and [[{{Panacea}} cures all diseases]]. It also [[HorrorHunger acts as a drug that makes heroin seem about as addictive as artificial sweetener.]]
** Ives also implies that cannibals become sexually potent, though that might just be him making up for lost time after regaining his health. He was in ''bad'' shape before he started eating people.
* CassandraTruth: Boyd ends up with this problem when he tries to warn the others about Ives.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: Knox]] is said to be "stronger than he looked" but it doesn't do him much good. Note the use of past tense.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hart most of the time, though he's revealed to be more StepfordSnarker in the end
--> "My advice to you, don't get sick. I'd say don't eat but then again most of us have to"
* DirtyCoward: Boyd. Everybody knows it, including him. He only took the Mexican fort after PlayingPossum because some of his C.O.'s blood dripped into his mouth. But in the end, [[spoiler:he willingly dies, [[TakingYouWithMe taking Ives with him]].]]

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* CannibalismSuperpower: CannibalismSuperpower:
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In the film, the {{Wendigo}} myth is true; eating human flesh grants SuperStrength, a HealingFactor, and [[{{Panacea}} cures all diseases]]. It also [[HorrorHunger acts as a drug that makes heroin seem about as addictive as artificial sweetener.]]
** Ives Colqhoun also implies that cannibals become sexually potent, though that might just be him making up for lost time after regaining his health. He was in ''bad'' shape before he started eating people.
* CassandraTruth: Boyd ends up with this problem when he tries to warn the others about Ives.
Ives. Everyone still alive at the fort never saw Ives [[spoiler:when he appeared calling himself Colqhoun]], and Boyd is a newcomer they barely know who's acting crazy. If anything, ''Boyd'' winds up being the target of their suspicions.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Boyd is the main character, but he's an unequivocal coward who's not exactly hero material.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The series of circumstances that allow Boyd to survive his first clash with [[spoiler:Ives/Calqhoun]] is astronomically unlikely. [[spoiler:He jumps off a cliff into the forest below without dying, happens to roll across the body of Reich, (who had been mortally wounded and knocked off the cliff earlier by Colqhoun) then they both roll into a pit trap that gives Boyd cover and allows him to escape Colqhoun's notice when the cannibal comes looking for him to finish him off, ''and'' coming across Reich's body gives Boyd a food source to use to survive but also gives him the Wendigo powers to heal and recover from his wounds quickly so he can limp back to Fort Spencer.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Major Knox]] is said to be "stronger than he looked" but it doesn't do him much good. Note the use of past tense.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hart most of the time, though he's revealed to be more StepfordSnarker in the end
--> "My
end. When he first runs down the personnel situation at Fort Spencer to Boyd, (telling him how the drunken Major Knox is the one who plays doctor if they need someone to do so, and Cleaves the stoner is the local chef) he gives us his gem:
-->"My
advice to you, don't get sick. I'd say don't eat but then again most of us have to"
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* DirtyCoward: Boyd. Everybody knows it, including him. He only took the Mexican fort after PlayingPossum because some of his C.O.'s blood dripped into his mouth. But in the end, [[spoiler:he willingly dies, finds the moral and physical courage to fight the monstrous Ives to the death, and Ives is on the edge of victory Boyd willing gives his life to [[TakingYouWithMe taking take Ives with him]].]]



* TheEndOrIsIt: At the end of the film, [[spoiler: the newly-arrived General Slauson greedily slurping up the "Stew a la Major Knox", thus becoming a cannibal and [[HereWeGoAgain starting the whole mess up again]].]]

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* TheEndOrIsIt: At the end of the film, [[spoiler: the newly-arrived General Slauson greedily slurping up the "Stew a la Major Knox", thus becoming a cannibal and setting up the potential to [[HereWeGoAgain starting start the whole mess up again]].again]]. Of course, the good general wouldn't know where the meat came from, or how to repeat the experience, so that throws some doubt as to whether things will in fact start over.]]



* EvilRedhead: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] [[spoiler: when Hart turns wendigo he becomes younger and his hair goes from grey to red. When he dies it [[DyingAsYourself goes back to grey again]]]]

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* EvilRedhead: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] [[spoiler: when Hart turns wendigo he becomes younger and his hair goes from grey to red. When he dies it [[DyingAsYourself goes back to grey again]]]]again]].]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Colqhoun has a rosary wrapped around his hand when he arrives at the fort. [[spoiler: The same rosary can be seen in his flashbacks belonging to the woman that he claims to have left behind with Colonel Ives. This is the first sign that Colqhoun is not what he seems at all.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Colqhoun has a rosary wrapped around his hand when he arrives at the fort. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:Although it is possible to miss seeing it, the same rosary can be seen in his flashbacks belonging to the woman that he claims to have left behind with Colonel Ives. This is the first sign that Colqhoun is not at all what he seems seems.]]
** The flashbacks provide more of this. The scenes describing the journey have plenty of detail, and show the struggle of the pioneers, but certain things are more or less hidden from viewers. Mostly, the appearance of Ives and how the various pioneers died. [[spoiler:This is done to hide the fact that it's Colqhoun who did all the murdering.]]
** After [[wiping out the party from Fort Spencer]],
at all.one point Ives is seen chuckling to himself as he drags Toffler's body into the cave. Considering we later see him eating outside in the stream, why ''was'' Ives dragging Toffler in there? [[spoiler:For Colonel Hart to eat, as we will find out later.]]



* HemoErotic: Ives has a thing for blood

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* HemoErotic: Ives has a thing for bloodblood, and doesn't mind it being splashed all over him (including his face) at all.



* HorrorHunger: The desire for more human meat is extremely strong in those who partake in cannibalism, to the point of being TheCorruption and making them willing to viciously murder and abandon morality due to the craving.
-->'''Colqhoun:''' [talking about eating the first person to die from the pioneers] I ate sparingly. Others did not. The meat did not last us a week. We were soon hungry again, only this time our hunger was different. More... severe. Savage.



* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: Colqhoun and Ives]] according to Creator/RobertCarlyle. [[spoiler: Apparently his behavior in front of the cave was his transforming from one to the other]]
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Well, not exactly fight, but Ives does give Toffler a sporting chance, telling him to run instead of simply killing him as he stood there whimpering in shock.

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* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: Colqhoun and Ives]] according to Creator/RobertCarlyle. [[spoiler: Apparently [[spoiler:Apparently his behavior in front of the cave was his transforming from one to the other]]
other.]]
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Well, not exactly fight, but Ives does give Toffler a sporting chance, telling him to run instead of simply killing him as he Toffler stood there whimpering in shock.



* MadEye: Every time Ives is about to do something even more grotesque than normal, one eye half-closes and the other eye gets wider. When he's sane (or acting sane), they're both perfectly normal.

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* MadEye: Every time Ives is about to do something even more grotesque than normal, one eye half-closes and the other eye gets wider. When he's sane (or [[MaskOfSanity acting sane), sane]]), they're both perfectly normal.



* NewMeat: Boyd starts out like this, but unfortunately doesn't get any better, resulting in his reassignment.

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* NewMeat: Boyd starts out like this, but unfortunately doesn't get any better, better once he goes into battle, resulting in his reassignment.



* NonActionGuy: Despite being an Army fort, Fort Spencer has far more of these than it does capable soldiers. Reich is a fighter, Martha has a bit of SilkHidingSteel going on, and Knox and George at least try when they're not either drinking or smoking themselves silly, but everyone else in the fort is a coward, a bumbler, or a misfit.
* NotQuiteDead: Reich is somehow still alive after taking a dagger to the chest and falling off a cliff, and in his dying confusion he makes one last attempt to fight... apparently unaware that he's trying to choke Boyd rather than the guy who actually wounded him.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Martha]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Martha]]Martha, at the end of the film. When she comes back and finds Boyd and Ives together in the bear trap, she immediately leaves the fort.]]



%%* SinisterMinister: [[spoiler: Colqhoun.]]

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%%* * SinisterMinister: [[spoiler: Colqhoun.When Colqhoun introduces himself, he notes that he's "a servant of God." [[spoiler:He's also a murderer and cannibal.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Boyd comes to this conclusion]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:With Ives seemingly getting the better of their fight, Boyd comes to the conclusion that this conclusion]]is the only way to stop him.]]
3rd Nov '16 7:22:04 PM TheWanderer
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Boyd's just settled into his life of failure when a rambling loon by the name of Colqhoun stumbles in with a horror story; he was part of [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty a party of six pioneers who found themselves trapped in a snowstorm. When they ran out of rations, they ate the pack animals. When those were gone, they ate their leather clothing. When those were gone, one of them starved to death. But instead of burying him... they ate him]]. A few weeks later, they ate the next one who died of starvation... and found themselves looking at each other oddly...

Colqhoun tells them that when he left when of the other pioneers was still alive and the Colonel of the fort sets out with his soldiers to attempt a rescue, out of boredom as much as anything else. But when one of them is hurt, he wakes up to find Colqhoun licking the wound...

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Boyd's just settled into his life of failure when a rambling loon by the name of Colqhoun stumbles in with a horror story; he was part of [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty a party of six pioneers who found themselves trapped in a snowstorm. When they ran out of rations, they ate the pack animals. When those were gone, they ate their leather clothing. When those were gone, one of them starved to death. But instead of burying him... they ate him]]. A few weeks Some time later, they ate the next one who died of starvation... and found themselves looking at each other oddly...

Colqhoun tells them that when he left when the remnant of the group, there was at least one of the other pioneers was still alive and the alive, along with their treacherous guide, Ives, who seemed to embrace cannibalism. The Colonel of the fort sets out with his soldiers to attempt a rescue, out of boredom as much as anything else. But when one of them is hurt, hurt during the journey, he wakes up to find Colqhoun licking the wound...
wound... and then there's the horrifying scene they find when they reach the cave where the pioneers had taken shelter.
16th Aug '16 11:11:13 PM dvorak
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* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds a cave full of bloody skeletons, [[spoiler: "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad,]] two guys die brutally (Col. Hart is stabbed and gets tomahawked in the spine, George is shot); and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.

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* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds Reich and Boyd find a cave full of bloody skeletons, [[spoiler: "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad,]] BigBad Ives,]] two guys die brutally (Col. Hart is stabbed and gets tomahawked in the spine, George is shot); and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.
16th Aug '16 11:08:55 PM dvorak
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* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds a cave full of bloody skeletons, [[spoiler: "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad,]] two guys die brutally; and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.

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* MoodWhiplash: We have TheReveal, wherein the party finds a cave full of bloody skeletons, [[spoiler: "reverend Colqhoun" turns out to be the BigBad,]] two guys die brutally; brutally (Col. Hart is stabbed and gets tomahawked in the spine, George is shot); and it's immediately followed by Ives chasing Toffler around to silly banjo music.
31st Jul '16 1:50:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: Colqhoun and Ives]] according to RobertCarlyle. [[spoiler: Apparently his behavior in front of the cave was his transforming from one to the other]]

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* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: Colqhoun and Ives]] according to RobertCarlyle.Creator/RobertCarlyle. [[spoiler: Apparently his behavior in front of the cave was his transforming from one to the other]]
21st Jun '16 8:23:39 PM Kalaong
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* GenreBusting: Though often compared to {{Exploitation Film}}s like ''Film/CannibalHolocaust'', the film has a lot of subtle navel-gazing amidst the [[HighPressureBlood rivers of blood]] and {{Gorn}}. Specifically, it hybridizes cannibalism with ''[[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampirism]]''; cannibals are not depicted as diseased savages, but as healthy and refined. In turn, their feasts are not [[IDoNotDrinkWine strangely alluring red drinks]], but [[LetsMeetTheMeat brutally butchered]] human beings who are seen walking and talking when the cannibal decided they were food.

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* GenreBusting: Though often compared to {{Exploitation Film}}s like ''Film/CannibalHolocaust'', the film has a lot of subtle navel-gazing amidst the [[HighPressureBlood rivers of blood]] and {{Gorn}}. Specifically, it hybridizes cannibalism with ''[[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampirism]]''; cannibals are not depicted as diseased savages, but as healthy and refined. In turn, their feasts are not [[IDoNotDrinkWine strangely alluring red drinks]], [[KissOfTheVampire oddly sensual "necking" sessions]], but [[LetsMeetTheMeat brutally butchered]] human beings who are seen walking and talking when the cannibal decided they were food.
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-->'''Roger Ebert''': ''"Ravenous" is clever in the way it avoids most of the cliches of the vampire movie by using cannibalism, and most of the cliches of the cannibal movie by using vampirism.''

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-->'''Roger Ebert''': -->'''[[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/ravenous-1999 Roger Ebert:]]''' ''"Ravenous" is clever in the way it avoids most of the cliches of the vampire movie by using cannibalism, and most of the cliches of the cannibal movie by using vampirism.''
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