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Eaten Alive! (1980)
"Mangiati vivi!" (original title)

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A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals.

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Janet Agren ...
Sheila
Ivan Rassimov ...
Jonas
Paola Senatore ...
Diana
Me Me Lai ...
Mowara
Fiamma Maglione ...
Alma (as Mag Fleming)
Franco Fantasia ...
Reeves
Franco Coduti ...
Karan (as Gianfranco Coduti)
Alfred Joseph Berry
Michele Schmiegelm ...
Native Girl
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One of the less gruesome cannibal tales. A woman is searching for her missing sister and she finds hope in the folly of a dead hit-man who has a film on him. The film shows some sadistic torture and a brief cameo by her sister taken by a documentary film crew who obviously didn't make it out. She then leaves for the jungle joined by cannibal film regular Robert Kerman (playing Mark Butler), where they meet up with the standard Cannibal tribe and a Jim Jones like cult leader. Of course escape is next to impossible with the always-hungry cannibals waiting them out and the crazy followers of the suicide cult leader ready to eat them on command. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Scenes originally from the movies Sacrifice! (1972) (crocodile being killed with a small knife, and a woman being killed and eaten by cannibals), Last Cannibal World (1977) (Me Me Lay's death sequence), and The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978) (castration scene, footage of a snake eating a monkey, and a man being pulled into the water by a crocodile), were edited into this movie. See more »

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Near the end, when Mark throws a spear just before entering the helicopter, the spear flies sideways and into the ground, but it is then shown to impale someone yards away. See more »

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Professor Carter: Cannibals. Instead of buying frozen meat in the supermarket, they get theirs fresh from people like you. One way to solve the problem of starvation in the world.
Inspector Logan: Is this any time for wisecracks?
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References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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An OK waste of time
7 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While I don't think that Eaten Alive is particularly very good, it's an OK waste of time. If you're used to cannibal films like Cannibal Holocaust then this will seem tame in comparison. It's not a particularly interesting or original story and you don't care much for the characters. But there are a few nice gore touches and shocking rape sequences to keep you awake (if that's your sort of thing). There's also a few decent action and fight sequences. The best scene is probably when one girl is literally eaten alive and her skeleton turned inside out. There's not a lot of gore and it's rather amateur, but it's not too bad.

Since this isn't my sort of film, I wouldn't recommend seeking it out unless you're a die-hard fan of the cannibal horror genre.


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