Monday, October 24, 2005

Halloween Movies: “Ravenous”

Another little-known movie for your consideration:

Ravenous -- Starring Guy Pearce, better known for Memento.

It’s hard to come up with an “original” horror movie, but this one comes pretty damn close. The setting is the American West, sometime before the Civil War. A disgraced Army officer is assigned to a remote, sparsely manned fort where he assumes he can serve in obscurity. Things go awry, of course, and what follows is a unique story blending elements of the freakish (and true) Donner Party tragedy with the Native American legend of the wendigo.

Great subtitle: “You are who you eat.”

2 comments:

Brother OMi said...

thats a word i have not heard since Alpha Flight: Wendigo

Michelle Pessoa said...

The first time I heard about the Wendigo legend was in the Hulk. This was, God, like in 1979, or something.

I had forgotten that there was a Wendigo in Alpha Flight. Was it the same guy the Hulk fought?