Bring In The Barf Bags
One French thriller, currently doing the rounds, is apparently grossing people out, but a certain movie theatre in LA is going on the offensive.
The Nuart theatre, which is currently screening Raw– a story about a young girl who develops a taste for human flesh – is providing barf bags to moviegoers who feel nauseated by French director Julia Ducournau’s indie offering.
It turns out that a member of the theatre’s staff had an idea to make the barf bags out of paper lunch bags.
“What a fun idea! I remember that used to be done with some horror releases in the 1970s,” said Mark Valen, a film buyer for Landmark Theatres, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The French language film about a vegetarian college student who becomes a cannibal, debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Raw is Ducournau’s first full length horror film. The filmmaker – who attended the Le Femis, a French state film and television school based in Paris, previously won Petit Rail D’Or for her short film, Junior, at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.