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Cannibal Terror (1980)
"Terreur cannibale" (original title)

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After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.

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Credited cast:
Silvia Solar ...
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Gérard Lemaire
Pamela Stanford ...
Manuela
Olivier Mathot ...
Monsieur Danville
Bertrand Altmann ...
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Stan Hamilton
Antoine Fontaine ...
Roberto (as Tony Fontaine)
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Mario (as Antony Mayans)
Michel Laury
Annabelle ...
Flaurence Danville
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Lina
Antonio Jover
Amparo Marsilla
Montserrat Salvador
Sabrina Siani
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Two crooks (Mario and Roberto) kidnap a girl and hide out in the house of a friend who lives by trading with the natives in a nearby jungle. The friend's wife is raped by Mario; she exacts revenge by tying him to a tree and leaving him to the cannibals. She then informs the kidnapped girl's parents of their daughter's whereabouts, and the crooks flee through the jungle. Written by Ørnås

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The film was briefly classed as one of the official DPP 72 video nasties in the UK but was removed from the list in 1985. It was released fully uncut in the UK in 2003. See more »

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Near the end of the film cars can be seen driving past on a road less than 50 meters from the cannibals' supposedly remote village. See more »

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Dreadful.
4 April 2009 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

For years, Cannibal Terror was believed by many to be the work of horror/sleaze director Jess Franco, a reasonable assumption since the film bears what seem to be most of the prolific Spaniard's hallmarks, most notably a dreadful script, unconvincing locales, inept direction, terrible acting, and endless meandering shots of nothing much in particular (and I guess, for some, it was also hard to believe that there might be another person out there who could make films quite as bad as Franco).

The real culprit, however, was French director Alain Deruelle, who proves that he can be just as inept as Jess when it comes to delivering jungle horror.

Deruelle's dreadful film follows a trio bumbling kidnappers-two men and one woman-who escape across the border (to where, I have no idea!) with their hostage, the young daughter of a rich businessman. Arriving at a safe house that borders 'cannibal country', the threesome are able to relax for a while, until one of the gang, Mario, decides to rape the wife of their host (after spying on her having a wash in a giant wooden bucket). This kick starts a chain of events that results in the criminals and their hostage being pursued by bloodthirsty natives, with the father of the little girl in hot pursuit.

Taking a leaf out of Franco's Big Book of Cannibal Movie-Making, Deruelle opts to set his adventure in what appears to be a large botanical garden, hires himself some of the least convincing cannibals ever to grace an exploitation film (some have sideburns, many have coiffured hair, a few have beer-bellies, nearly all of them are Caucasion, but none of them look like savages), and throws in some cheapo blood and guts (using what looks like pig carcasses to stand in for human remains) in order to satisfy the gore-hounds.

The result is a mind-numbingly dull piece of Euro-sleaze that now shares top spot with Mondo Cannibale on my Crap Cannibal Movie list.


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