3.3/10
865
31 user 53 critic

El caníbal (1980)

Not Rated | | Horror | 5 December 1980 (West Germany)
A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

Director:

(as Clifford Brown)

Writers:

(story) (as Julius Valery), (screenplay) (as Julius Valery) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière, Jesús Franco
White Slave (1985)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.

Director: Mario Gariazzo
Stars: Elvire Audray, Will Gonzales, Dick Campbell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Jack Taylor, Alice Arno
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Manuel Gélin, Eduardo Fajardo, France Lomay
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A newlywed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face prison's cruel reality.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Ajita Wilson, Andrea Guzon, Ursula Buchfellner
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.

Directors: Alain Deruelle, Olivier Mathot, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire, Pamela Stanford
The Black Cat (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Robert Miles is a psychic that can communicate with the dead. He also has the ability to control the mind of his cat (who incidentally is black). He uses the cat to take vengeance upon his ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Karine Gambier, Howard Vernon, Susan Hemingway
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Princess Obongo, the Goddess of Unspeakable Lust, uses dark powers to ensnare a hapless couple of yuppies, so that she can imbue them with evil and conquer the world.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Ajita Wilson, Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesús Franco, Jean Rollin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomar
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A group of vacationing waitresses visit a resort hotel on the Canary Islands, only to find that the former monastery's monks nearby have returned as living blind dead.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Mabel Escaño
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Ursula Buchfellner ...
Laura Crawford (as Ursula Fellner)
...
Peter Weston
...
Jack (as Robert Foster)
Antonio de Cabo ...
Thomas
Bertrand Altmann ...
The Devil (as Burt Altman)
Gisela Hahn ...
Jane
Muriel Montossé ...
Girl on Yacht (as Victoria Adams)
...
Chris
Melo Costa ...
Pablito (as Leonardo Costa)
Aline Mess ...
Cannibal Priestess (as Lynn Mess)
Claude Boisson ...
Cannibal Chief
Tibi Costa
Óscar Cortina
Ana Paula
Edit

Storyline

The story is set amongst jungle tribes that live in fear of the devil. Laura Crawford is a model who gets kidnapped by a gang of thugs whilst working in South America. They take her into the jungle and demand a huge ransom. Laura is guarded by some ridiculous looking native who calls himself "The Devil" and has to go through all manner of unpleasantries until the gang get their ransom. Chained maidens are offered in supplication and the devil demonstrates eating pussy in a grossly excessive literal manner. Enter Peter Weston, the devil hunter, who goes into the jungle in true Indiana Jones style to try and rescue her. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 1980 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Sexo Cannibal  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

No sets were built for this film. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [having a flashback] Peter!
Peter Weston: What's the matter, Jack?
Jack: It was just like this place... all those bombs. Oh! Oh my poor head. I hate the jungle and its humidity.
Peter Weston: Come now. It's all over now.
Jack: ...and these shadows...
Peter Weston: We're not in Vietnam now.
Jack: This heat...
Peter Weston: Come on!
Jack: The blood was all over the place. I can't take it. Not again. Get me outta here. I can't get these painful memories out if my head
Peter Weston: Calm down. Come on... you most control yourself
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't look at the eyes of this devil. No, seriously, don't look . . . . . . they're laughably bad.
20 January 2011 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

In many ways this is an absolutely terrible, unforgivably poor movie but in many other ways it's yet another one of the "video nasty" choices that at least puts in enough material covering the lowest common denominators to make the viewing mildly entertaining when it could have been a big, boring mess (though it comes dangerously close and may be a much lesser film in the eyes of others).

The plot is as follows: nekkid woman gets munched - another nekkid woman bathes - people kidnap nekkid woman to hold for ransom - butch man is sent to rescue nekkid woman - nekkid woman gets nekkid again - nekkid rape - nekkidness - other nekkid women - cannibal man with big fake ping pong ball eyes - nekkid - and so on until the grand finale that actually continues the nekkid theme.

The dubbing is terrible, the gore effects are generally quite bad although one or two moments almost do a decent job, the acting is atrocious, someone could have shaved this down by about 20 minutes in the editing suite and things are almost as wobbly as an Ed Wood film.

And with this being a film by Jesus (aka Jess aka 101 other names) Franco we get an awful lot of lascivious shots of people's pubic regions. If you're new to Franco then this is far from his most boring film though it's also very different from many of his other outings from this period (the others tended to be even more focused on sex albeit often very twisted, perverse sex).

I'd mention the script, acting, technical side of things but I'd have to stop myself laughing long enough to be able to steadily work my keyboard so let's forget that idea. Instead, I will say that this gets an average score for just managing to stay amusing enough throughout to keep me awake. A great comedy for horror fans, if you get into the right frame of mind.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?