Prepare yourself for this special screening of the horror thriller Raw, presented in honor of Women in Horror Month’s 10th anniversary! Women in Horror Month, which celebrates the underrepresented work of women in the horror industry, is internationally celebrated in February each year.
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“A modern horror masterpiece! A clever feminist parable and a contender for best horror movie of the decade.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone
Part sister-bonding, part coming-of-age story, part gross-out horror flick, Julia Ducornau’s cleverly disturbing debut feature is the terror discovery of recent years. Brilliant, shy 16-year-old Justine heads to the same veterinary college her parents attended, and where her older sister, Alexia, is also a student. Along with the other newbies, Justine is subjected to a series of bizarre initiations, including a hazing ritual that forces her to eat a raw rabbit liver. Although she’s a committed vegetarian, Justine is desperate to fit in and ultimately caves to the peer pressure. Afterward, she develops a voracious appetite for meat, which unfortunately begins to include a taste for human flesh. At the same time, the young virgin’s new carnivorous tendencies comingle with her burgeoning sexual desires, leading to a truly disturbing awakening and a crazed showdown between the non-exactly-nurturing sisters. A grisly, viscerally-charged experience, Raw is art-house horror of the highest order – a darkly funny coming-of-age story with a truly bloody heart. (Dir. by Julia Ducournau, 2016, France/Belgium/Italy, in French with English subtitles, 99 mins., Rated R)