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Dark Discussions - Episode 294 - Ravenous (1999)

Dark Discussions - Episode 294 - Ravenous (1999)

Welcome the newest episode of Dark Discussions, your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction, and all that’s fantastic.

Sometimes a troubled production can lead to, if not a great film, a cult film. Ravenous is one of those pictures. Released in 1999, the film changed directors in pre-production and had strong executive overwatch. When it was first released it received mixed reviews and did little at the box office making it seem like a film that would disappear and be forgotten. But due to a number of factors it has gained a cult following.

When Lieutenant Boyd becomes a hero in the Mexican-American War, he is awarded a medal and promotion, but is then sent packing to a remote garrison because it is found his heroics occurred because of a cowardly deed. At his new location, a stranger named Colquoun appears claiming that his group of settlers had been trapped in a snowstorm and resorted to cannibalism. The garrison’s colonel decides to lead an expedition to see if t