Antropophagus (1980) Poster



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Followed by 

Absurd (1981)

Remade as 

Anthropophagous 2000 (1999)
Made as a tribute for the death of Joe D'Amato.


Psycho (1960)
Old and dark house, shot of a mysterious woman in a window and hidden corpses in a room.
A Bay of Blood (1971)
A victim is killed with a machete to the face is very much similar to the victim who is killed with a meat cleaver to the face at the beginning.
Horror on Snape Island (1972)
Killer loose on a island much like in this film.
Raw Meat (1972)
A similar looking cannibalistic character.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The killer murders and eats his victims & collects the bones like Leatherface
Jaws (1975)
First death scene from "Jaws" is referenced.
Emanuelle e Françoise (Le sorelline) (1975)
It is referenced with the meat cleaver scene.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
People are trapped on a island with someone or something trying to kill them is referenced.
I, Claudius (1976) (TV Mini-Series)
Pregnant woman murder scene is referenced.
Carrie (1976)
The scene in which Sissy Spacek ("Carrie") is covered in blood is referenced in Joe D'Amato's film.
Island of Death (1976)
Both films are set in a Greek island on which numerous and horrific murders occur.
Halloween (1978)
The killer stalks a female victim with a butcher knife like Michael Myers in the original ''Halloween.''
Zombie (1979)
Similar setting but instead of zombies, it's a large zombie-like disfigured cannibal murderer.
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Made from the same director and the exploited gore scene of intestines is referenced.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Missing people, mass homicides, cannibalism, a pregnant woman murdered and her child aborted and killed.

Referenced in 

Porno Holocaust (1981)
Except for the hardcore content of "Porno Holocaust", both films tell stories about people traveling to an island where they face a destiny of violence and death. Also, both films were written by George Eastman and directed by Joe D'Amato.
Absurd (1981)
Similar feel except the killer is supernatural and not so much a cannibal but this film is portrayed as a sequel only because of director of the first film Joe D'Amato's & writer/star as the killer once again Luigi Montefiori-George Eastman's involvement.
Humongous (1982)
A giant monster looking character who is killing people on a island is very similar to the character Nikos in ''Anthropophagus''
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Jason uses a meat cleaver to kill a victim that very much looks like the one in ''Anthropophagus''
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Jason brutally murders a male victim with a meat cleaver to the face just like in the beginning of this film.
Phenomena (1985)
A cannibal type killer who keeps skulls and bones of victims like in this film.
Re-Animator (1985)
Guts exposed that looks like the guts of the character in this film.
From Beyond (1986)
The infamous fetus scene is referenced.
StageFright (1987)
A photo of the character can be seen.
Pet Sematary (1989)
Neck biting scene.
Luther the Geek (1990)
Neck biting scene is referenced.
Castle Freak (1995) (Video)
A cannibalistic monster that is much like Nikos in this movie.
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Nikos the Impaler (2003)
The killer from Antropophagus dies in the same way (by eating his own eviscera)
Wrong Turn (2003)
Some of the cannibals look similar to the character in ''Anthropophagus''
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned for being one of the banned films in the UK. Also, video case is shown ("The Beast").
The Cavern (2005)
A unseen monster in the caves preys on victims and has the same feel of this film.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The re-imagining of Papa Jupiter is eating intestines of the victim like how Nikos does with his own in Anthropophagus.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
It is mentioned for being one of the banned films in the UK. Also, video case is shown ("The Beast").
Grindhouse (2007)
Homage to this film.
Joe D'Amato at Eurofest (2007) (Video)
This film is referenced by name.
Death Proof (2007)
In the beginning of the film has old school looking exploitation film credits that looks like the credits in the U.S. version as ''The Grim Reaper''
The Cinema Snob: Satan's Children (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD shown.
The Cinema Snob: Zombie 6: Monster Hunter (2009) (TV Episode)
The Cinema Snob mentions Joe D'Amato's original movie and that Absurd is somewhat of a sequel to it.
I'm an Actress! (2009) (Video)
Photographs are shown.
Psychopaths (2010)
Poster seen on wall
The Cinema Snob: The Gestapo's Last Orgy (2012) (TV Episode)
"Even the Anthropophagus would tell these people that they have an eating problem."
The Cinema Snob: The Beast (2012) (TV Episode)
"There is no baby eating in this film."
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015)
mentioned by Cinema Snob
Atop the Fourth Wall: Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 5 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by the Snob
The Cinema Snob: Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (2017) (TV Episode)
"...luckily Laura has a cure for his nut sac looking like George Eastman's character from"

Featured in 

The Hyena (1997)
Emy watches part of this film on TV.
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case, poster and footage of this movie are shown ("Anthropophagous"/"The Beast").
Grindhouse Universe (2008) (Video)
The trailer for "The Grim Reaper" is featured.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned for being one of the banned films in the UK. Also, video case and footage of this movie are shown ("The Beast").
The Cinema Snob: Anthropophagus (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012) (Video)
The trailer for "The Grim Reaper" is featured.
The Cinema Snob: The Top 10 Cinema Snob Moments of 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
The fetus eating scene takes #3
Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.

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