Do fainting and puking audience members suggest good reviews when it comes to a gory horror film aiming at exactly that? The buzz around Toronto International Film Festival sure suggests so.
In a recent Midnight Madness screening – meant for gutting line-ups – at TIFF, some members from the audience fainted after the French cannibal horror film Raw premiered, and paramedics has to rush to the scene.
“An ambulance had to be called to the scene as the film became too much for a couple patrons,” said Ryan Werner in an interview with nydailynews.com. Werner is handling the film’s marketing at TIIF.
There’s quite the buzz surrounding filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s debut film. Without giving too much away, just know that the story follows a 16-year-old college student’s slow descent in to cannibalism after she’s forced to eat a rabbit’s raw liver during a college hazing session.
Who can’t wait to watch the movie?