Raw (Bluray review)

Director; Julia Ducournau
1h 39 minutes
Out on Bluray!

Though the film is listed under horror, I felt that drama with a touch of suspense was more suitable for the script that literally crawled underneath my skin with its crude and beautifully twisted vision. Like the title itself, it is raw to the core – I had to several times look away from the graphic pictures that turned all of my organs into a knot, praying that it would soon go away – and this is coming from someone who eats during the Saw movies.

Being someone who doesn’t eat any sort of animal meat, much like Justine (Garance Marillier), I could somewhat relate to her throughout her journey in the beginning of the movie.

When Justine, a vegetarian since birth undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at a vet school, forcing her to eat a rabbit’s kidney, suddenly something strange starts developing inside of her system, creating an itch for blood and meat.

The story plays out in France, with an ensemble of great French actors and actresses. The movie definitely gets your mind spinning, my head was going insane throughout the movie, wondering if something even remotely similar would ever happen to someone who suddenly gets a form of raw animal product into their system after having stayed away from it for so long?
I haven’t had animal meat in almost ten years, that is almost a whole decade, and though right now I could never see myself ever going anywhere near any form of meat, I do am curious to how I would react if ever having a taste? I highly doubt I’ll eat a human finger like Justine, but it must do something to your psyche? Gotta look into it.

The movie is raw with a whole lot of tension. 6/10