Theatrical release film poster
|Directed by||Emmanuel Kervyn|
|Written by||Emmanuel Kervyn|
|Screenplay by||Emmanuel Kervyn|
|Edited by||Philippe Ravoet|
Stardust Pictures Nr.1
|Distributed by||Troma Entertainment|
Rabid Grannies is a 1988 Belgian-French-British-Dutch comedy-horror film written and directed by Emmanuel Kervyn and released and distributed in the United States on VHS and DVD by Troma Entertainment (who also co-produced with Stardust Pictures Nr.1). In 1990, Rabid Grannies was nominated for an International Fantasy Film Award, Best Film for Emmanuel Kervyn.
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 ostracised 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.
|Elizabeth Remington||Danielle Daven|
|Father Percival||Robert Du Bois|
|Victoria Remington||Anne-Marie Fox|
|Publicity executive||Franklin Steward Granvel|
|Miss Barnstable||Paule Herreman|
|Reverend Father||Raymond Lescot|
|Elizabeth, the monster||Joëlle Morane|
|Woman at the gate||Cindy Rimoe|
|Victoria, the monster||Suzane Vanina|
|Fred||Guy Van Riet|
|Police officer||Jonathan Rambert|
|Gardiner||Jan De Ketelare|
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.
Home media release
The film was released and distributed in the United States on VHS and DVD by Troma Entertainment. The Troma DVD removes a lot of the gore from the feature film. These scenes are available to be seen in the bonus features. Its first time debut on Blu-ray was released on 10 March 2015, presenting the film in a "producer's cut" with the gore scenes reinstated. Special features are the same as the original Troma DVD.
International Fantasy Film Award nomination
In 1990, Rabid Grannies was nominated for one International Fantasy Film Award, Best Film for Emmanuel Kervyn.
|International Fantasy Film Award||1990||Best Film||Emmanuel Kervyn||Nominated|