Rabid Grannies

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Rabid Grannies
Theatrical release film poster
Theatrical release film poster
Directed by Emmanuel Kervyn
Produced by Jean-Bruno Castelain
Pierre Nanta
Jonathan Rambert
Johan Vandewoestijne
Written by Emmanuel Kervyn
Screenplay by Emmanuel Kervyn
Music by Jean-Bruno Castelain
Pierre-Damien Castelain
Cinematography Hugo Labye
Edited by Philippe Ravoet
Production
company
Stardust Pictures Nr.1
Troma Entertainment
Distributed by Troma Entertainment
Release date
1988
Running time
91 minutes
Country Belgium
France
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Language English
French
Budget $150,000
Box office Unknown

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).[1] In 1990, Rabid Grannies was nominated for an International Fantasy Film Award, Best Film for Emmanuel Kervyn.

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 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.

Cast[edit]

Character Actor
Helen Catherine Aymerie
Suzie Caroline Braeckman
Gilbert Richard Cotica
Elizabeth Remington Danielle Daven
Alice Patricia Davia
Father Percival Robert Du Bois
Bertha Florine Elslande
Victoria Remington Anne-Marie Fox
Publicity executive Franklin Steward Granvel
Miss Barnstable Paule Herreman
Erika Bobette Jouret
Jessica Françoise Lamoureux
Taxi-driver Le Pepe
Reverend Father Raymond Lescot
John Elie Lison
Roger Michel Lombet
Harvey Jacques Mayar
Rachel Françoise Moens
Elizabeth, the monster Joëlle Morane
Radu Sébastien Radovitch
Woman at the gate Cindy Rimoe
Victoria, the monster Suzane Vanina
Fred Guy Van Riet
Police officer Jonathan Rambert
Gardiner Jan De Ketelare
Peasant Johan Vandewoestijne

Reception[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]

Home media release[edit]

The film was released and distributed in the United States 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 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[edit]

In 1990, Rabid Grannies was nominated for one International Fantasy Film Award, Best Film for Emmanuel Kervyn.

Award Year Category Nominee Result
International Fantasy Film Award 1990 Best Film Emmanuel Kervyn Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabid Grannies DVD Archived 19 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Rabid Grannies – Schnittberichte.com
  3. ^ Haikos heisse Ecke – Filmkritiken – Rabid Grannies
  4. ^ "Alternate Versions for Rabid Grannies". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 April 2011.

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