Several people pass out at the screening of the new movie Raw during the Toronto International Film Festival.
‘RAW’ was one of the most anticipated movies premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival. However, the movie might have been too scary as the movie nearly sent several people to the hospital.
According to reports, several people who attended the midnight screening of the horror feature film RAW, were said to have fainted and required medical attention.
Ryan Werner, who is in charge of the movie’s marketing in Toronto, told The Hollywood Reporter that an ambulance had to be called to the scene. Werner explained “the film became too much for a couple patrons.”
The French feature film was written and directed by first-time filmmaker Julie Ducournau.
RAW centers around a young vegetarian veterinary student, played by Garance Marillier, who gradually turns to cannibalism after undergoing a grisly hazing ritual at school involving blood and raw liver.
Speaking to IndieWire just before the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her visceral film, Ducournau said: ‘I want to hear this particular audience reacting. I want to see where they will be reacting. I am very curious. It’s like being judged by my peers, because myself, I am a huge genre and horror buff.’