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9 October 1981 (USA) See more »
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...He's coming for you See more »
Plot:
A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Seriously creepy and pretty dang grisly, if kinda slow exploitation favorite See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tisa Farrow ... Julie
Saverio Vallone ... Andy

Serena Grandi ... Maggie (as Vanessa Steiger)
Margaret Mazzantini ... Henriette 'Rita' (as Margaret Donnelly)
Mark Bodin ... Daniel
Bob Larson ... Arnold
Rubina Rey ... Ruth Wortmann
Simone Baker ... First Victim
Mark Logan ... Second Victim
George Eastman ... Nikos Karamanlis (Klaus Wortmann) / Antropophagus
Zora Kerova ... Carol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe D'Amato ... Bearded man exiting the cable car (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Julie (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Maggie (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Pat Starke ... Carol (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe D'Amato 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe D'Amato  (as Aristide Massaccesi)
George Eastman  (as Louis Montefiori)

Produced by
Joe D'Amato .... producer
George Eastman .... producer
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer: Film Ventures International
Oscar Santaniello .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marcello Giombini 
 
Cinematography by
Enrico Biribicchi 
 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
 
Set Decoration by
Ennio Michettoni 
 
Costume Design by
Ennio Michettoni 
 
Makeup Department
Pietro Tenoglio .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (restored version)
Tommaso Pantano .... production supervisor
Oscar Santaniello .... production manager
 
Special Effects by
Giuseppe Ferranti .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Benetti .... still photographer
Enrico Biribicchi .... camera operator
Enzo Frattari .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Bruno Micheli .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Giovanni Ferrucci .... production secretary
Daniele Tommaso .... continuity
Walter Zoi .... administrator
 
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Also Known As:
"The Grim Reaper" - UK (DVD title), USA (censored version)
"Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper" - USA (DVD box title)
"The Zombie's Rage" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
90 min | USA:87 min (R-rated version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R | Chile:18 (uncut DVD version) | Finland:K-18 | France:16 | Germany:(Banned) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Norway:(Banned) | Peru:18 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | UK:18 (heavily cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2015) (uncut) | UK:18 (uncut) (2015) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2002) | USA:R (heavily cut) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Trivia:
According to Joe D'Amato, some of the heads and bones in the catacombs were plastic imitations. Upon collecting the bones after the scenes had been shot, the crew by accident took with them some real bones. Since D'Amato did not dare to return them, he let them make a "pilgrimage" to his house.See more »
Quotes:
Carol:There's evil on this island. An evil that won't let us get away. An evil that sends out an inhuman, diabolic power. I sense its vibrations now. The vibrations are an intense horror. It will destroy us! The very same way it did all the others!
Andy:Shut up, Carol!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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What are the differences between the R-Rated/British BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Seriously creepy and pretty dang grisly, if kinda slow exploitation favorite, 25 July 2008
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I finally got to see this gem, my first taste of Joe d'Amato's work. I was struck quickly by two things. One, that the film is quite slow moving, as many have criticised it for. It is probably a tad too slow, which is why I can't give it the highest score, since if it had been say, five to seven minutes faster I wouldn't have had to check my watch a couple times to see how long was left. However despite the slow pace, the film, for me had a vice like unnerving grip at many points, with its flashes of grue, desolate island locale and of course the promise of some legendary gore to come. With Tisa Farrow (Zombie Flesh Eaters) and Zora Kerova (Cannibal Ferox) among the tourists present, somewhat unfortunately on this doom laden place the film is a feast for Italian horror fans, even without George Eastman lurking. Eastman, when he gets to really shine towards the end makes for a truly vicious and maniacal adversary but ingeniously, is slightly more shaded a character than your average murderous terror, giving a whole lot more interest and even an odd sort of sympathy. Sure he's evil, but one gets the sad feeling things could have been better for him. Nothing to complex, but it does go a little beyond generic yar boo hiss the evil monster territory and George Eastman conveys it brilliantly. As to the two real famous bits, well, if the principle sounds really gross to you than the scenes probably will be, though if jaded like me, they'll most likely just make you grin. I can't right now recall if there was nudity, but it doesn't matter, this is less sleaze and more a spooky horror piece. Some will no doubt find this boring, overrated, silly, etc, all the usual criticisms of this sort of thing. Personally, though not quite my top Italian horror outing, I thought this was really rather awesome stuff. At the very least, give it a whirl (uncut only).

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