Rabid Grannies

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Rabid Grannies
Poster of Rabid Grannies.jpg
Directed by Emmanuel Kervyn
Produced by Jean-Bruno Castelain
Pierre Nanta
Jonathan Rambert
Johan Vandewoestijne
Written by Emmanuel Kervyn
Starring Danielle Daven
Anne Marie Fox
Catherine Aymerie
Robert Du Bois
Music by Jean-Bruno Castelain
Pierre-Damien Castelain
Cinematography Hugo Labye
Edited by Philippe Ravoet
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date
1988
Running time
91 minutes
Country Belgium
France
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget 150 000 $

Rabid Grannies (originally Les Mémés Cannibales) is a 1988 Belgian horror film directed by Emmanuel Kervyn.[1]

Plot[edit]

Two elderly sisters invite their wonderful nieces and nephews to a dinner party in celebration of the sisters' upcoming birthdays. The one nephew who is not invited is the ostracized black sheep of the family whose devil-worshipping activities have resulted in his being removed from the sisters' inheritance. The rest of the guests are merely putting in time; they are actually only waiting for their aunts to die, leaving them amply endowed via their respective inheritances. Unfortunately for all but the aunts, the nephew sends a party gift that turns the scene into a frolic of the macabre and ruins the party: under the gift's power, the aunts turn into cannibalistic demons and proceed to eat up all of their guests.

Criticism[edit]

Due to its unusual subject and title and its graphic scenes of gore, Rabid Grannies is one of the most infamous titles in the Troma library.[2]

Release[edit]

The film was dubbed and distributed in America on VHS and DVD by Troma Entertainment.[3]

The Troma DVD removes a lot of the gore from the feature film. These scenes are available to be seen in the bonus features.[4] Its first time debut on Blu-ray was released on March 10, 2015, presenting the film in a "producer's cut" with the gore scenes reinstated. Special features are the same as the original Troma DVD.

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