The directorial debut of Julia Ducorneau is very clearly inspired by the body horror of David Cronenberg, the overwhelming style of Giallo and the feministic coming of age tale presented in Brian De Palma‘s Carrie. While watching Raw, however, the most immediately striking thing is that none of these comparisons come to mind- it is gloriously unpredictable, managing to be equal parts viscerally disgusting and unapologetically heartfelt. If this isn’t the best horror film, if not film full stop, then 2017 is going to be one hell of a year at the movies.
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