History Film / Ravenous

21st Jun '16 8:23:39 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.
14th Jun '16 12:01:38 AM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''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.''

to:

-->'''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.''
13th Jun '16 7:05:22 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''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.''

to:

-->'''Roger Ebert''': ''"Ravenous'' ''"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.''
13th Jun '16 7:04:58 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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 brutally butchered human beings who are seen walking and talking when the cannibal decided they were food.

to:

* 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 butchered]] human beings who are seen walking and talking when the cannibal decided they were food.
13th Jun '16 7:04:25 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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 brutally butchered human beings who are seen walking and talking when the cannibal decided they were food.
-->'''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.''
9th Jun '16 10:03:22 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CannibalismSuperpower: In the film, the {{Wendigo}} myth is true; eating human flesh grants SuperStrength, a HealingFactor, and cures all diseases. It also [[HorrorHunger acts as a drug that makes heroin seem about as addictive as artificial sweetener.]]

to:

* CannibalismSuperpower: In the film, the {{Wendigo}} myth is true; eating human flesh grants SuperStrength, a HealingFactor, and [[{{Panacea}} cures all diseases.diseases]]. It also [[HorrorHunger acts as a drug that makes heroin seem about as addictive as artificial sweetener.]]
31st May '16 11:42:13 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BlondGuysAreEvil: Reich isn't evil, but he is... unpleasant.
5th Oct '15 2:42:40 PM DemonDuckofDoom
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BigBad: Colonel Ives kills his way through the cast of the film.
20th Aug '15 3:39:09 AM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the backstory, Ives, who went from a tubercular, suicidal mess to a DiabolicalMasterMind MadeOfIron. And [[spoiler: Col. Hart, who, in his first scene, cracks walnut shells under a giant book, but in a later scene, is able to crush them with his bare hands.]] All through the magic of cannibalism.

to:

** In the backstory, Ives, who went from a tubercular, suicidal mess to a DiabolicalMasterMind DiabolicalMastermind MadeOfIron. And [[spoiler: Col. Hart, who, in his first scene, cracks walnut shells under a giant book, but in a later scene, is able to crush them with his bare hands.]] All through the magic of cannibalism.
13th Jul '15 11:34:06 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Essentially, it's a ''{{Wendigo}}'' story filmed with a morbid sense of humor about ManifestDestiny, IDidWhatIHadToDo, and the varied joys of BlackComedy. The soundtrack absolutely cements its ambiguous character, ranging from a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVXAMVC53M carefree organ piece underpinned with a dissonant string part]], to a simple string dance piece which is played during a strangely funny murder scene.

to:

Essentially, it's a ''{{Wendigo}}'' story filmed with a morbid sense of humor about ManifestDestiny, UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny, IDidWhatIHadToDo, and the varied joys of BlackComedy. The soundtrack absolutely cements its ambiguous character, ranging from a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHVXAMVC53M carefree organ piece underpinned with a dissonant string part]], to a simple string dance piece which is played during a strangely funny murder scene.
This list shows the last 10 events of 71. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Ravenous