Focus World is serving up a heaping slice of horror when Julia Ducournau’s Raw hits theaters on March 10, 2017.
Garance Marillier delivers a powerhouse of a performance, playing a young vegan girl entering her first year of veterinarian school. There, she reconnects with her older sister, while battling new feelings, emotions, and urges in this coming-of-age horror film that can only be likened to Ginger Snaps.
The chaos begins when a young vegetarian, Justine (Marillier), undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.
Ducournau’s film is as riveting as it is tense, chewing on complex issues while also hammering the audience with fucked up sequences (one in particular nearly made me vomit).
And as gross as Raw can get, the camerawork and cinematography together are masterful, delivering one of the most gorgeous horror films in years.
The year is already jam-packed with great horror films, but Raw is going to make a case as the best. This cannibal flick is timeless, and will connect with young horror fans for years to come, making it an instant classic and possible all-time great.