It's been a good couple of years for coming-of-age horror movies — It Follows was one of the best films of 2016, and 2014's A Girl Who Walks Home Alone At Night elegantly spun classic vampire stories with contemporary political anxieties (both had fantastic soundtracks, too). This year, director Julia Ducournau will release Raw, a film about a shy young girl who develops a taste for uncooked flesh after a traumatic hazing ritual. Watch the red-band trailer above, and read an interview with Ducournau on the making of the film here.
The film has already picked up glowing reviews and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, but the audience reception so far has arguably been more valuable for its reputation than either: several audience members at a screening for the Toronto International Film Festival fainted after they were overwhelmed by Raw's extreme violence. Between Raw and Flying Lotus's feature length directorial debut Kuso, 2017 is shaping up to be year full of exciting new visions of horror.