Friday, October 6, 2017
Watch Now on Netflix: Raw
Stop everything you're doing and go watch Raw on Netflix now! It is one of my favorite films I've seen this year, and I am so excited that it is finally on Netflix so it can reach a wider audience. This French-Belgian film was brave, bold, and had plenty of cringe-worthy moments throughout.
Synopsis: Dedicated vegetarian Justine joins her older sister at veterinary school, where she is put through a hazing ritual and forced to eat a piece of flesh. This act leads to downward spiral as Justine's true self begins to emerge, with horrifying and unexpected consequences.
When I saw this in the theater earlier this year, I remember leaving the theater so satisfied and happy at experiencing such a solid and beautiful film. Writer and director Julia Ducournau has created such a stunning film, with characters you actually care about and some truly horrific moments. Also, who knew veterinary school got to crazy with hazing rituals and parties?! Is this a thing in France?
I don't want to give too much away, as Raw is a dish best served fresh without any preconceived expectations. If you like sophisticated horror that doesn't shy away from a bit of gore, definitely check out Raw on Netflix!
You can also find the film on Amazon!