Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

A cinema is providing sick bags for anyone brave enough to watch cannibal horror movie 'Raw'

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 13.34.17.png

Maybe refrain from spending half of your month’s wages on a box of popcorn if you’re heading to watch French director Julia Ducournau’s harrowing new horror, Raw – because cinema execs reckon you might just throw it back up again. 

So gory is the movie – in which veterinary student and lifelong vegetarian Justine suddenly realises she has an insatiable taste for human flesh – that paramedics were reportedly called out to last year’s Toronto Film Festival after a number of viewers lost their lunch. 

A cinema in LA got wind of that, and decided to preemptively protect their sticky floors by handing out sick bags to squeamish attendees. “One of the staff at the Nuart took up the initiative to make the barf bags out of paper lunch bags,” film buyer Mark Valen told the Hollywood Reporter. “What a fun idea! I remember that used to be done with some horror releases in the 1970s." What a fun idea! Chucking up a greasy hot dog on your date’s shoulder! YES!

Those of stronger stomach shouldn’t let the stories put them off heading to see Raw, though. It’s currently sitting on a Rotten Tomatoes score of 88%. “Playfully queasy and artfully gory” was the verdict of Common Sense Media’s Jeffrey Anderson. 

The film is released on 7 April in the UK, so you’ve got a few weeks to psyche yourself up. But as someone who prefers nice films with cartoon foxes, I won’t be in there with you.



Watch the first five minutes of Ghost In The Shell now


You can now search for movies on Sky Q by yelling at your remote


Ridley Scott wants to make another four movies after 'Alien: Covenant'



Ray Winstone on family, feminism and how film stars have changed

His wilder years may be behind him, but a return to his roots has given Ray Winstone a new lease of life

by Jimi Famurewa
27 Apr 2017

Watch Mindhorn for FREE with ShortList Film Club

Check out the new film starring Julian Barratt

27 Apr 2017

M. Night Shyamalan announces sequels to Split and Unbreakable


by Gary Ogden
27 Apr 2017

Julian Barratt on jazz, memes, and the Chuckle Brothers

We spoke to the "miserable, slightly pretentious" comedian

by Ralph Jones
27 Apr 2017

John Boyega photobombing hardcore Star Wars fans is essential viewing

The man knows to make an entrance

by Matt Tate
26 Apr 2017

Heath Ledger's sister talks about her brother in tender new interview

Kate Ledger gently refutes claims that his role as the joker led to his fatal overdose

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

Jeff Goldblum set up a free food giveaway for the sake of a 6/10 pun

It's all in the delivery

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Great news alert: Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park fran

Ian Malcolm is back back back

by Gary Ogden
26 Apr 2017

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs has a release date and new poster

Just look at the names on that poster

by Tom Victor
26 Apr 2017

Watch Chris Pratt confess his love for a bacon sandwich

Haven't we all at one point?

by Matt Tate
25 Apr 2017