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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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Rated version is near useless See more (84 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 ... Irina Karamanlis
Simone Baker ... First Victim
Mark Logan ... Second Victim
George Eastman ... Nikos Karamanlis
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:
"Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper" - USA (DVD box title)
"The Grim Reaper" - USA (censored version)
"The Zombie's Rage" - USA (reissue title)
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90 min | USA:87 min (R-rated version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The fetus that the Man Eater eats up is actually a skinned rabbit.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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rated version is near useless, 24 October 2008
Author: TdSmth5 from US

I remember seeing this movie in theatres back in the 80s. But I don't remember it being this lame. The Media Blasters/Shriek Show is a heavily edited version. Most infuriating is the fact that the trailers provided on the DVD show some of the gore that has been edited out.

A group of friends decide to take a vacation on a Greek island. But first there's the a long intro kill. A couple goes to the beach. The girl goes swimming and sees a boat, swims to the boat looks in it and sees something that makes her scream. Whatever she sees we don't get to see. Then we see blood appearing in the ocean. The guy is listening to music on the beach and his head will meet an axe.

Back in Greece, our group goes to the posh house at which they stay, but there something wrong. Some ghostly woman appears but hides from them. In the basement they find a hysterical woman covered in blood, who warns them of someone. Finally, in minute 52 (!) we finally meet our flesh eater who spends time in some real underground catacombs associated with some church. There we get to see one of the two decent gore scene in the movie.

Our villain dispatches a couple of our friends but eventually meets meets a cruel and ironic death.

This movie in its rated version is painfully slow, with very little worth seeing. One can't care about any of the characters. One good things is that we get to see why the anthropophagus became an anthropophagus. Presumable there's some connection to the opening scene, but since we don't see that in its entirety, as it is, part of that intro is pointless. The scenery is great, being filmed on beautiful and fascinating locations.

I can't recommend the rated version.

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