Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Raw Meat (1972) aka Death Line

4 / 5 May '09
Tagline: Beneath Modern London Lives a Tribe of Once Humans. Neither Men Nor Women...They Are the Raw Meat Of The Human Race!
Directed by: Gary Sherman
Written by: Ceri Jones, Gary Sherman
Actors include: Donald Pleasence, Sharon Gurney, Clive Swift
Genre: Horror
Length: 87 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK

Wow, though not a video nasty, I'm actually kinda surprised it wasn't! It's an odd picture in that it's either really talky about Police procedure or it's intensely grotesque and awesome, really A or B. The story is about some people who were mining, but then it collapsed and since the company was bankrupt they didn't do a rescue mission. Pockets of air however were down there so the survivors resorted to cannibalism and wound up all gross looking hiding in the subway tunnels (which happen to connect to the mines I think) and preying on passengers. Of course a team of crack Police men and so on have to put this all together and we have to listen to it all which is a big downfall (because it is so talky) but if you are patient this will definitely reward you! It's an interesting idea, and an odd mix of dry and colorful (the he-cannibal can only say "Mind The Doors" for example). Also I couldn't believe how awesome the effects were, and also the actual cannibal dude looks like Anthropophagus beast...only better! (and this came first mind you). Any horror fan should want to see this, it's just quite an odd hybrid is all!

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