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Cannibal Ferox (1981)
"Cannibal ferox" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  10 November 1983 (USA)
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Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.



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Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Mike Logan (as John Morghen)
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Gloria Davis
Danilo Mattei ...
Rudy Davis (as Bryan Redford)
Zora Kerova ...
Pat Johnson (as Zora Kerowa)
Walter Lucchini ...
Joe Costolani (as Walter Lloyd)
Fiamma Maglione ...
Myrna Stenn (as Meg Fleming)
Lt. Rizzo
John Bartha ...
Venantino Venantini ...
Sgt. Ross
'El Indio' Rincon ...


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Cannibal Ferox  »

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All hype and no substance
20 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is much the same as Cannibal Holocaust. If it weren't for the needless animal killing in the name of 'shock' ("Ooh look at us, we're hardcore, we've added real death to our films") these films would make their way onto my dusty classics shelf - I'm a huge fan of cannibal films and zombies. But as it stands, it's another example of shock horror clutching at the last straws of the pile in a desperate effort to make a poor film generate more hype. To sum up, a crusty gore flick with limited appeal. A fan of 70's gore should give this a try, but anyone with modern ethics and tastes should pick something a little better written for their popcorn-fest.

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