THE CRAVING (2011) Reviews and overview

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‘If you are what you eat, then Chef Ronnie is all woman!’

The Craving is a 2011 comedy horror film written and directed by Valerie R. Castro. It stars Mariel Ala Mode, Velocity Chyaldd, and Anna Curtis.

Chef Ronnie is a charming celebrity chef who thrives and shines in her everyday life as owner and proprietor of Diabla Pica; a trendy Spanish tapas restaurant in San Francisco.

Leading a double life, lesbian Chef Ronnie cooks internationally award-winning meals by day and her nights are spent in ways too gruesome to fathom. As Chef Ronnie and Diabla Pica’s reputation scorch up the top social circles, San Francisco’s murder count hits a record high.

Being haunted by her past in the form a vengeful lover, and being caught in the seductive cross fire of an increasingly serious relationship, Chef Ronnie has bitten off more than she can chew…


“The first half is a wild ride of Eating Raoul meets Maniac (there’s even a frying pan murder!), great for those with a healthy appetite for pure sleaze. But no Michelin stars are awarded later, as things begin to unravel.” Really Awful Movies

“Despite the repulsive subject matter this is anything but disturbing, featuring poor acting from the leads, ketchup-style gore, and a cheap digital filming style that renders it near unwatchable. Half of it seems to be padded out with random lesbian couplings.” Leofwine_draca

Cast and characters:

  • Mariel Ala Mode … Kayla
  • Velocity Chyaldd … Celeste Von Wilder
  • Anna Curtis … Chef Ronnie Sixtos
  • Natasha Estrada … Bathtub Girl
  • Fudgie Frottage … Scarlett’s boyfriend
  • Sunshine Jones … Detective Dani O’Day
  • Val Killmore … Chef Reza
  • Jamie Lauren … Herself
  • Brian Levy … George
  • Tuck Mayo … Austin
  • Lady Monster … Fireball
  • Johnnie Rodriguez … Arthur Hines
  • Kate Rohan … Scarlett
  • Michael Soldier … Boris
  • Mia Vixen … Lexi

Film Facts:

Not be confused with the 1981 Paul Naschy vehicle Night of the Werewolf, which was also released as The Craving, or the 2008 movie of the same name directed by Sean Dillon.

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