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Eaten Alive! (1980)

Mangiati vivi! (original title)
Unrated | | Adventure, Horror | 20 March 1980 (Italy)
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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Sheila Morris
Ivan Rassimov ...
Jonas Melvin
Paola Senatore ...
Diana Morris
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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Professor Carter
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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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The antagonist character of Jonas, and his commune and of the climatic mass suicide, was inspired by the Jim Jones People's Temple cult in Guyana who committed mass suicide in November 1978 resulting in the deaths of over 900 people. See more »

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Obvious stunt double when Butler is fighting Karan. 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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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Worth watching for the gore.**Spoilers**
19 October 2000 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Mangiati Vivi" aka "Eaten Alive" is a decent cannibal flick.Yes,it is also a big mess.You've got Stone Age cannibals,a Jim Jones-type cult,hired assassins and brutal animal butchery thrown on-screen every five minutes just to keep the viewer awake.As for the gore,one has to wait an inordinate amount of time for the crimson to really start flying,but the last half-hour has some truly revolting mayhem on display.One native has his penis cut off before being speared.A woman has her breast cut off then eaten;another girl is completely dismembered."Eaten Alive" is quite nasty at times,but it is a joke in comparison to "Cannibal Holocaust" or even "Make Them Die Slowly".If you love Italian splatter cinema you won't be disappointed.Highly recommended.


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