In a small, remote village in upstate Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore, their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors go into hiding in the woods, looking for others like them.

One of the most unique voices in Québécois cinema, Robin Aubert has flirted with genre before. With his latest, he plunges in head (and brains) first though, as one might expect, this riveting zombie film is informed as much by Aubert’s own obsessions as it is by established conventions.

Ravenous is punctuated by gallows humour and moments of twitchy surrealism, much of it propelled by the compulsive behaviour of the zombies. And, as with the best zombie movies, Ravenous is partly about politics and partly about a fear of the masses overpowering both individuals and minority groups.

Reviews

Robin Aubert's idiosyncratic and nuanced drama breathes fresh life into the zombie apocalypse subgenre.
His script is yet another tale of several strangers teaming up to fight the flesh-eaters, but the director favors a more eclectic approach that's equal parts George Romero, Robert Bresson and Monty Python.