Julia Ducournau's Raw arrives in one week, and lemme tell ya: some of you people are not ready for it. The Birth.Movies.Death. crew caught Ducournau's film back in September, at Fantastic Fest, where it screened to a squirming, shrieking, consistently freaked out crowd of delighted festgoers. If your movie makes a Fantastic Fest crowd squirm (see also: Green Room), then you know you've made one helluva movie.
Anyway, we've got a new clip from the film today, and it provides just the slightest hint of the skin-crawling horror you're in store for when Raw arrives on March 10th.
If you're only just now paying attention to Raw (shame on you), here's an official plot synopsis:
Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
Folks, no amount of hyperbole could convey just how head-over-heels in love I am with this movie. But let's give it a shot: Raw is an instant classic of the genre. Raw is all but guaranteed a slot on my year-end top 10 list. Raw is almost definitely my favorite cannibal movie of all time. In terms of staggering directorial debuts, Raw is absolutely on par with Jordan Peele's recently-released Get Out. If I could legally marry, settle down with, and start a family with Raw, I would do it right now, and our children would be so beautiful it would make people furious. I love you, Raw.
March 10th, people. Figure out where Raw is playing near you and see it immediately. Unless you're squeamish, in which case ... I mean, phew, good luck with all that.