BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 06: Guy Pearce attends the FX Networks TCA's Starwalk Red Carpet at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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Cannibal Horror Ravenous Was Guy Pearce's Worst Experience Shooting A Movie
While promoting his new TV show, "A Spy Among Friends," Guy Pearce spoke about some of the highs and lows of his long career in the December 2022 issue of Total Film. The veteran actor opened up about working on the cannibalistic horror western "Ravenous," disclosing that it was one of the hardest film shoots he had ever experienced.
Pearce recalled that the "Ravenous" cast and crew were misled by executives at Fox who wanted to try and turn a gory, psychological horror western set in the 19th century into a movie that could capitalize on the meta-horror success of Wes Craven's "Scream." He said, “Whereas our director, Milcho Manchevski, clearly wanted to make a dark, psychological thriller.”
The actor added, “It was my first experience in realising that people tell lies about what it is you're making and why." Despite Manchevski being fired and box office disappointment, “Ravenous” became a cult classic — a beloved period piece that is consistently listed as one of the best genre films of the '90s.