The Thai title of the upcoming slasher-horror Meat Grinder has undergone a change.
This torture-porn thriller with a culinary twist is about a noodle-shop lady who serves up a special meat with her dishes. When it was first promoted it was called ก๋วยเตี๋ยว เนื้อ คน or Guay-dteow neua kon, literally "human meat noodles", like Soylent Green.
The powers that be decided that title, however accurate, was a little too explicit, so the new posters say เชือด ก่อน ชิม, or Cheuat gon chim or roughly, "carve before tasting", which still gets the point across but isn't so in your face, even if the posters and trailers are all very graphic.
Meat Grinder stars perennial villainess Mai Charoenpura, and it's directed by Thiwa Meyathaisong, and his Bangkok Love Story partner Poj Arnon is producing it for release by Phranakorn Film. The release date is March 19.
Deknang has a page of images, the old posters are on Popcornmag, and Twitch is serving the trailers. Watch them if you dare.