The Carnivores

Alice and Bret’s dog is dying, and he’s ruining everything. Bret takes the news especially hard and Alice feels cut out. As the stress on the family takes on increasingly strange shapes, Alice plans to get rid of Harvie to reclaim Bret’s love. But when Alice wakes one night holding an empty leash with no sign of Harvie except his severed ear, she begins to fear she's become a monster. As each woman sets out in search of what's been lost, Alice and Bret find parts of each other they never suspected, hideous and beautiful alike.

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Caleb Michael Johnson


Director: Caleb Michael Johnson
Producer: Ted Speaker, Thomas Fernandes, Courtney Jones
Screenwriter: Caleb Michael Johnson, Jeff Bay Smith
Cinematographer: Adam J. Minnick
Editor: Caleb Michael Johnson
Production Designer: Scott Colquitt
Sound Designer: Eric Friend
Music: Curtis Heath
Principal Cast: Lindsay Burdge, Tallie Medel, Frank Mosley


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Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, LGBTQ, Thriller
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 77 mins