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Cannibal Girls (1973)

R | | Comedy, Horror | April 1973 (USA)
A young couple spend the night in a restaurant, only to find out that it is haunted by three dead women who hunger for human flesh.

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Clifford Sturges
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Gloria Wellaby
Ronald Ulrich ...
Rev. Alex St. John
Randall Carpenter ...
Anthea
Bonnie Neilson ...
Clarissa
Mira Pawluk ...
Leona
Robert McHeady ...
Sheriff (as Bob McHeady)
Alan Gordon ...
Rick, First Victim
Allan Price ...
Felix, Second Victim
Earl Pomerantz ...
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May Jarvis ...
Mrs. Wainwright
Gino Marrocco ...
Mouse
Rick Maguire ...
Gas Station Attendent
Bunker ...
Henchman
Fishka Rais ...
Butcher (as Kingfish)
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A young couple spend the night in a restaurant, only to find out that it is haunted by three dead women who hunger for human flesh.

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Cannibal Girls - Der Film mit der Warnglocke  »

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Cannibal Girls is shown on the marquee of the movie theater which has screaming patrons leaving during the attack of the evil spirits in Ghostbusters 2. See more »

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24m5s at the end of the Monopoly scene. See more »

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Referenced in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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Who knew cannibalism could be so dull?
16 August 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

There is an explanation to the disjointed and jumbled storyline. From what I read, the movie was originally made in 1971 as a cheap quickie by producers Reitman and Goldberg, largely depending on improvisation. On seeing the completed footage, they felt that they could get a good distribution deal if they made some alterations... which took about two years to complete!

So it's no wonder that with all this make-it-up-as-we-go-along for two years that the finished product makes little sense - and moves awfully slow as it tries to figure out what to do with itself. It seems to have been intended as a horror comedy, but it doesn't work as such. The comedy, apart from a couple of moments that induce small smirks, is not only bad in itself, it's delivered with almost no energy. Levy and Martin show nothing of the zaniness they brought out later in their careers.

The horror moments are marginally better; the crudeness of the production does give a few of these moments an effective grittiness. There are some other moments that could have also worked had they not been spoiled by some terrible acting (voice and posing) by the actors.

I suspect you might have guessed already that this is a bad movie, considering how the movie has never received a video release or is readily available on cable or TV (at least in the U.S.) despite its association with Levy, Martin, and Reitman. Don't expect a DVD release of it any time soon - even MGM (which now owns the A.I.P. catalog) isn't *that* desperate!


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