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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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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 »
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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Vraiment Terrible!, 18 April 2008
Author: Bensch

Before watching "Terreur Cannibale" (aka. "Cannibal Terror") I was expecting to see a film of the kind that is so awful that it is actually kind of funny. Awful it is indeed, but in a manner that is nothing but... awful! I am a huge fan of the gruesome Italian Cannibal flicks that were made around the time (most memorably Ruggero Deodato's disturbing masterpiece "Cannibal Holocaust"). Director Alain Deruelle apparently wanted to cash in on this popular wave of gruesome movies about Cannibals, that were mostly ingeniously set in the Amazon Jungle. "Cannibal Terror" is also set in the jungle. A jungle that is very obviously situated in France, that is, however. I will not even try to explain the absolutely ridiculous and moronic story, the performances are among the worst I have ever seen. In the first half of the movie, Deruelle seemingly wanted to enhance the atmosphere by having crickets chirp for about ten minutes. The scenes change, but the chirping of the crickets keep monotonously drowning out all other sounds (such as the dialogue), which is even more annoying than it sounds.The 'Cannibals' in the film are entirely white guys in savage costumes, some of them sport beards, others are bald and have beer-bellies. Apart from being the whitest savages ever seen on film, they are also astonishingly well-behaved, as they never seem to leave their territory, and their hunger for human flesh apparently concerns bad people only. The score wouldn't be that bad, but it nearly always seems terribly out of place. Also, the gore-sequences are quite well-made and nauseating for a film with such a low budget. Nevertheless, it is beyond me why this film landed on Britain's infamous Video Nasty list, as nobody could possibly see anything but ridiculousness in this sorry attempt of a film. The moderately disgusting gore cannot save this. The only reason to watch "Cannibal Terror" is the wish to look at absolute awfulness. AVOID!

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