Death Line (Raw Meat)
Death Line (Raw Meat) (1972)

Gary Sherman's Death Line is one of those little-seen, long-forgotten 1970s horror films that's still championed by its core of fans. When the film was shown as part of a horror series at Lincoln Center in 2002, director Guillermo… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1972
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2003
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

Yes, it's a cannibal film, but it's also a startlingly tender film about a literal underclass abandoned by the world above, a story that roils in class division.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

This under-rated British horror has the ragged edge and grim tone of a film made two years later - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Its images of tunnelled emptiness should send a shiver of recognition down the spine of any city dweller.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

both unsettling and quite funny, often at the same time

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Fernando F. Croce

The mining injustices of The Stars Look Down, transmuted into return-of-the-oppressed horror

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

Death Line is an effectively creepy low-budget horror film made with heart and wit.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The first (or only?) ethnographic urban legend horror film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the best horror films to emerge from Great Britain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Steve K
Silly horror premise is almost entirely sold with a heavy air of portent and tons of atmosphere. Pleasence is sleepwalking through this.
Eric Broome
"Raw Meat" ("Death Line" in the UK) has a cult following among horror buffs, but it's hardly top sirloin. The premise is that, back in… More
Tim Salmons
Cooky and fun little horror movie. Wonderfully shot and acted.
Sylvester Kuo
A decent little gem with hitchcock style camera works and set design. Preposterous yet still managed to be entertaining and creative at it's time. It may… More
Ken Stachnik
Great, early, over the top performance by Donald Pleasance.
David Sayers
Some consider this (along with The Wicker Man) some of the best horror to come out of the UK in the 70's. Unfortunately I found the whole a little too… More