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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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  (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
Crew verified as complete

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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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90 min | USA:87 min (R-rated version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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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The fetus that the Man Eater eats up is actually a skinned rabbit.See more »
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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Terrible.........., 18 September 2003
Author: hcjv6 from England

How anyone can say this is better than its sequal "Absurd" goes beyond me. I saw this film (uncut) straight after Absurd and kept wondering when it was actually going to start - there is one initial scene where a guy on a beach gets a meat cleaver through his head (extremely unrealistic effects) and then the next "excuse of gore" is a head in a bucket which is so pathetically unreal I nearly split my sides with laughter !!!! The so called famous fetus eating scene is about the only thing that could atract anyone to watch this film and even that is poorly done. The whole concept behind the idea is definatly sick if you sit there and think about it but the effects really are poor and as for everyone talking about suspense and quality music - oh dear, I don't think you watched the same film as me. There is far too much cheesy greek "plate smashing" music, too many scenes done in the dark - to the extent where you can't actually see half of the film - and just no need to watch it - not even out of curiosity !!!! Trust me, do not waste 90 mins of your life watching this one - it is dire !!!!

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