Sunday, October 24, 2010
Raw Meat follows a young couple, Patricia and Alex, who, when leaving the subway late at night, see a man collapsed on the stairs. Although Alex wishes to ignore the man and go about with their evening, Patricia fears he may be hurt or dying.
They involve police, who return to the spot and find the man missing. Detectives soon discern that not only is the man a prominent civil servant, but also that there have been several other strange disappearances from this particular subway station. A little digging reveals that 100 years prior, men and women working on the subway were trapped alive when a tunnel collapsed. But little did they know that these individuals lived for decades, reproducing and feasting on human flesh.
However, now only one man remains, after the death of his pregnant companion. The man appears to by dying himself, having contracted a disease after living amongst filth and vermin. The man eventually becomes desperate for food and companionship, and takes more severe measures.
You would think that this would make for quite the salacious story but it was just SO slow and boring. The action (or lack thereof) just plodded along at a glacial pace until it got all Hills Have Eyes during the last few scenes. I see that this has gotten a lot of good reviews and has been considered to have achieved cult status, but I just wasn't feeling it. Sorry, Brits.