The Carnivores

Director: Caleb Michael Johnson Run Time: 77 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Frank Mosley, Lindsay Burdge, Tallie Medel

Country: United States
Language: English

“A visceral film and a totally warped reflection on making it through the hard times”

– Caitlin Kennedy for Nightmarish Conjurings

About the film:

Selected by SXSW 2020.

Alice and Bret’s dog Harvie is dying, and he’s ruining everything. Bret’s obsession with the dog is getting overtly unhealthy, yet the more Alice attempts to connect, the further Bret retreats. 

As the stress on Alice, a vegan, manifests in increasingly strange ways involving sleepwalking and a fascination with meat, she plans to get rid of Harvie to reclaim Bret’s love. But when Alice wakes one night holding an empty leash with no sign of Harvie except his severed ear, she begins to fear she’s become a monster.

As each woman sets out in search of what’s been lost, Alice and Bret uncover parts of each other they never suspected, hideous and beautiful alike.

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