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April 1973 (USA) See more »
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These Girls Eat Men See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Eugene Levy ... Clifford Sturges

Andrea Martin ... Gloria Wellaby
Ronald Ulrich ... Rev. Alex St. John
Randall Carpenter ... Anthea
Bonnie Neilson ... Clarissa
Mira Pawluk ... Leona
Bob McHeady ... Sheriff
Alan Gordon ... Rick, First Victim
Allan Price ... Felix, Second Victim
Earl Pomerantz ... Third Victim
May Jarvis ... Mrs. Wainwright
Gino Marrocco ... Mouse
Rick Maguire ... Gas Station Attendent
Bunker ... Henchman
Fishka Rais ... Butcher (as Kingfish)
Marion Swadron ... Mrs. Wilson
Ray Lawlor ... Doctor
Neil Lundy ... Brother
Joan Fox ... Cop's Wife
David Clement ... Henchman (as Bunker)
Julie Thilpot ... Girl on Beach
Douglas Ganton ... Boy on Beach (as Doug Ganton)
Lyn Logan ... Girl in Car

Directed by
Ivan Reitman 
 
Writing credits
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Daniel Goldberg  story
Ivan Reitman  story
Robert Sandler  writer

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Daniel Goldberg .... producer
Ivan Reitman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Doug Riley 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Saad 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Goldberg 
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... assistant sound recordist
Stuart Copely .... assistant sound editor
Mike Hoogenboom .... extra sound
David Lee .... sound mixer
Alban Streeter .... sound editor (as Al Streeter)
 
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Michael Lotosky .... special effects
Richard Whyte .... special effects
 

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84 min
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Canada:18A (Alberta) (reclassification) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) (reclassification) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-18 | UK:X | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut version)

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The dialogue was mostly improvised.See more »
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Boom mic visible: 24m5s at the end of the Monopoly scene.See more »
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Who knew cannibalism could be so dull?, 16 August 2003
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

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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