Director: Antonia Bird

Institute History

  • 1999 Sundance Film Festival


Inspired by the Donner Pass disaster of 1846, Ravenous spins the frightening and mysterious tale of a motley group of soldiers stationed at a desolate military outpost high in the Sierra Nevada. Captain John Boyd (Guy Pearce) encounters a half-starved Scot Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle), who tells a harrowing tale of cannibalism and the will to survive involving Weendigo, an old Indian myth that a man who eats another’s flesh steals that person’s strength and spirit. Antonia Bird returns to Sundance with an intelligent, metaphorical horror story examining the unsatiable desire for power. Highlighted by a strong cast Ravenous creates a new breed of horror film.

Screening Details

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