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
Running time
91 minutes
Country Belgium
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget 150 000 $

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


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.


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]


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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