Ravenous (2017)
October 30, 2018 7:00 AM - Subscribe

In a small, remote village in northern Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore--their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding into the woods, looking for others like them.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is the French-Canadian film also known as Les Affam├ęs, which is not to be confused with the 1999 film also called Ravenous, which was previously featured on FanFare.

It lists as 88% fresh on RT.

It is currently available streaming on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:02 AM on October 30, 2018

The repetitive, obsessive behavior of the zombies in this world was fascinating, if mystifying. The tower of chairs will be an image I recall for a long time.

This is a movie about despair at the end of the world. So yes, naturally, it is in French.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:24 PM on October 31, 2018

I've been intrigued by this film for years. "Quebec Rural Zombie Movie" is such a strange phrase to type. I kept telling myself one day I'd be in the mood to watch it, and I finally did.

It is strange, full of quiet, funny in places, vivid imagery. Leaves plenty of questions unanswered, which I liked. Doesn't feel the need to show survivors finishing off their infected companions-- you see the final conversation, then the uninfected one walking away, holding the infected person's weapon. It's an effective technique and doesn't shock with pointless violence.

I'm glad I watched it. I recommend it.
posted by seasparrow at 3:38 PM on March 2

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