A cannibal horror flick made people pass out at TIFF

2016-09-16 14:29

Cape Town – A new horror flick is so gruesome that people actually passed out after watching it. 

French-Belgian film Raw premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this week at a midnight screening. 

Written and directed by Julia Ducournau the film centres on a vegetarian becoming a cannibal after she is forced to eat raw rabbit live during initiation at a veterinary school. 

During the screening of the film two moviegoers fell ill and fainted. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter paramedics were called to the scene to attend a minor medical incident. 

A publicist for the movie, Ryan Werner said an ambulance was called after the movie became too much for viewers.

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The film will screen next at  the Fantastic Fest, Mayhem Film Festival, Celluloid Screams, Beyond Fest and the Sitges Film Festival.

A release for the film is yet to be confirmed. 

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