Movie review: (horror) “Raw Meat” (1972)

December 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm (horror, movies)

  WOW this is a weird one. I wouldn’t recommend it for casual horror fans, because it’ll probably bore you to death. Pretty much nothing happens for the first half-hour. The pacing isn’t what most American audiences are used to. But if you’re… into early ’70’s Brit cinema, or you’re a horror movie history geek, you don’t want to miss this one.

Stoopid Netflix gives away the secret of the wacko’s identity in the description. Try not to read it! (I hate when they do that.)

Donald Pleasance is absolutely delightful. His cranky detective character is terrific, and he steals the show every time he’s onscreen.

The gore in “Raw Meat” is, quite simply, amazing for the time. From the extreme detail in a diseased character’s face, to a wide array of dead folks in various degrees of dismemberment and decomposition, it’s hard to believe that these effects came from 1972. Fine, FINE work.

Oh–if you do decide watch Raw Meat, be sure to follow it up with the excellent 2004 British horror movie, “Creep.” You can definitely see the influence!

-Not rated
-4 out of 5 stars
-Probably OK for teens who are already horror fans, but it might bore them

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