MEAT GRINDER (2009) Reviews and overview

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Meat Grinder

Meat Grinder is a 2009 Thai horror film directed by Tiwa Moeithaisong and starring Mai Charoenpura. The original title is เชือดก่อนชิม pronounced “Cheuat Gon Chim”.

Plot synopsis:
Buss (Mai Charoenpura) is a disturbed woman who hears voices in her head is tormented by visions. Having been taught some pretty dubious and unconventional food preparation and cooking skills by her mother, she decides to open up a noodle stall, using the body of a man leftover from a riot as the main ingredient.

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Soon enough, the customers are turning up in droves for her delicious meals, and life is starting to look good after a nice young man takes an interest in her. However, her past comes back to haunt her, and as her mental state breaks down, more people end up on the chopping block or hanging up on meat hooks in her basement…

Meat Grinder was released in March 2009, just a few months before the rating system came into effect in Thailand. After beef noodle shop owners and vendors protested, the filmmakers were reportedly ordered to cut certain scenes. The British DVD is uncut.

“Although Meat Grinder is obviously only a film for those with the strongest of stomachs, it is certainly nice to see some substance along with the splatter, and this elevates the film from being a mere gruesome freak show into something surprisingly engaging. A strange, though affecting mix of extreme gore and psycho character drama…” Beyond Hollywood


Buy DVD:

“Despite lurid and deeply unsettling imagery, Meat Grinder has so much more meat on its bones than your average gore-fest and promises to be a truly visceral experience that improves with each nuance-revealing viewing – you might even find that it is the sorry plight of Buss, and not the violent acts she carries out, that lingers spookily in your mind.” Behind the Couch


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