Finally, a movie I don’t want to recommend. It’s been a while, right? Raw Meat is one I picked up from an internet list of “bad movies you should watch,” but it’s actually just a bad movie. Half of our group bailed on it pretty early on, going to other rooms to do other things. Those who stuck it out really only got through it by being really drunk, riffing, and going off on tangents while the movie unfolded in the background.
Raw Meat is a British horror movie, but it’s called Death Line in its homeland. It features highly British people, standing around being British. It also features Donald Pleasence. The plot is simple enough: inbred cannibals live in the London Underground. They’re descended from workers who became trapped while building the damn thing. Interestingly, though, they weren’t as trapped as they thought, because their modern-day cannibal descendents are able to get out, no problem. The police and, separately because they don’t really get along, an American college student hunt the cannibal down. Meanwhile, the cannibal acts like most normal men, kidnapping and drooling on women, murdering opponents, and mumbling mostly incoherently.
Despite a brief appearance from Christopher Lee, this movie is boring. It’s not even 90 minutes, and it feels twice as long. The poster is great, though, so maybe just stare at that for an hour and a half. Surprisingly, it has a decent score on IMDB, but then, there’s no accounting for taste… Again, I’m going to recommend avoiding this one unless you have some real fortitude.
Luckily, it’s not on Amazon right now.