Ravenous – UK, 1999

‘Get a taste for terror’

Ravenous is a 1999 horror film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette and Jeffrey Jones.

The plot revolves around cannibalism in 1840s California and some elements bear similarities to the story of the Donner Party and that of Alfred Packer. Screenwriter Ted Griffin lists Packer’s story as one of his inspirations for Carlyle’s character. The film’s darkly humorous and ironic take on its gruesome subject matter have led some to label it a black comedy.

The unique score by Michael Nyman and Blur’s Damon Albarn generated a significant amount of attention.


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