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22 October 1980 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Silvia Solar ... Madame Danville (as Sylvia Solar)
Gérard Lemaire
Pamela Stanford ... Manuela
Olivier Mathot ... Monsieur Danville
Bertrand Altmann (as Burt Altman)
Stan Hamilton
Antoine Fontaine ... Roberto (as Tony Fontaine)

Antonio Mayans ... Mario (as Antony Mayans)
Michel Laury
Annabelle ... Flaurence Danville
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariam Camacho ... Lina
Antonio Jover
Amparo Marsilla
Montserrat Salvador
Sabrina Siani
Bernard Thébault
Chris Yebenes
Alain Deruelle ... Pietro (uncredited)

Directed by
Alain Deruelle  (as A.W. Steeve)
Olivier Mathot (uncredited)
Julio Pérez Tabernero (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesús Franco  uncredited
Julio Pérez Tabernero 
H.L. Rostaine 

Produced by
Daniel Lesoeur .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Jacques Lemêtre 
Cinematography by
Emilio Foriscot 
Film Editing by
Roland Grillon 
Production Management
Marius Lesoeur .... production manager
Other crew
Bernard Marzolf .... general manager

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Also Known As:
"Terreur cannibale" - Spain (original title)
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93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Iceland:(Banned) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | Norway:(Banned) (1984-2005) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2003) (uncut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2001) | USA:Not Rated

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Was at one point on the UK Government's 'video nasty' list, purely as it features the word 'cannibal' in its title, which led to it being seen as on the same levels of violence as Cannibal Holocaust (1980), Cannibal Apocalypse (1980), and Cannibal Ferox (1981), but it is nowhere near as graphically violent.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV)See more »


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Makes you want to rip out your eyeballs and EAT THEM!, 6 December 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Ah, the wondrous mysteries of late 70's/early 80's Euro-exploitation cinema… With almost a 100% positive certainty, the script of this film was improvised along whilst shooting. Judging by the tone and cheerful atmosphere of the opening sequences, it doesn't even look like the creators (Alain Deruelle and Julio Tabernero) ever intended to make a movie about cannibals, but maybe the producers forced them in order to quickly cash in on the gigantic success of contemporary horror-hits like "Cannibal Holocaust" and "Cannibal Ferox". As you probably know, everything was possible in the exploitation industry, even hiring the notorious smut filmmaker Jess Franco to shoot some additional footage. The film opens with a rhythmic and jolly carnival song, introduces several comical characters and a potentially interesting (but poorly elaborated) kidnapping/ransom plot. The cannibal tribe and obligatory grossness only kicks in after about 40 minutes and comes across as totally ridiculous. Three amateur thugs, one voluptuous woman and two guys, randomly decide to abduct the daughter of a wealthy businessman and demand a ransom. When one of their accomplices gets involved in a banal car accident, they flee towards the jungle (I think the South American) and seek shelter in the hut of a friend. Nearby there's a tribe of primitive cannibals, but they appear to remain politely within their perimeters. Only when one of the thugs rapes the lady of the house, her husband almost literally feeds them to the cannibals. Meanwhile, the parents of the kidnapped girl have also arrived in the jungle (don't ask me how, though), but they're good people and hence don't get eaten. Needless to say "Cannibal Terror" is an incredibly bad film and I honestly can't name one good element, apart maybe from the jolly theme song. Sure, there's a bit of nasty gore, but there's absolutely no prior tension building and the actual munching goes on for far too long. You know you're in trouble when even the gory bits in a movie are dull. The acting performances are atrocious. The lines of the little girl are practically inaudible and I'm pretty sure an adult woman imitating the voice of a child spoke them. The "jungle" setting is quite hilarious, as the film is clearly shot in someone's home garden and the "natives" are plain white day-players. Several of them even have sideburns and sophisticated haircuts. Oh dear…

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