In Antonello Giallo's follow up to the notorious Pleasures of the Damned, private investigator Jack Steele is hired by a mysterious treasure hunter to help find the lost treasure of Marco ... See full summary »
In Antonello Giallo's follow up to the notorious Pleasures of the Damned, private investigator Jack Steele is hired by a mysterious treasure hunter to help find the lost treasure of Marco Polo. Along for the trip is Jack's adopted son, Billy. Their search brings them to an island off the coast of Argentina... and into the clutches of a primitive cannibal tribe, the Yamma Yamma. Alexis Kinkaid, a mysterious recluse who has made his home on the island amongst the cannibals, may hold the key to unlocking the island's secret... if they don't end up in the belly of a savage first! Isle of the Damned, originally released in Italy in 1980, brought Giallo under fire yet again by the Italian government, who were outraged by the shocking and real scenes of primitive tribal rituals and cannibalism portrayed in the film. The film has been long out of print, but is presented here in a digitally remastered form. Written by
Slick City guys meet hungry hungry cannibal tribesmen
I attended a special screening of this film via snail mail invitation. We were picked up by a strange white box truck that looked like a refurbished ice-cream truck. You could still smell the children. We were blind-folded and driven what seemed like hours. We ended up behind a McDonalds. Our blindfolds were taken off and there was a white sheet hung on a dumpster. There were 13 chairs. I sat on one of them and watched 'Isle of the Damned'. The host handed us what I hope was roast beef.
What followed next was every man's nightmare. Some guys are in the woods and they hear screams. It's too late to run. It's the cannibals. A family on a family outing becomes the lunch for the sadistic cannibals. Some cool city folk arrive and try to rescue one of the ladies. What happens next is too horrible to describe. Some of the roast beef came back up into my mouth , I chewed it up some more and swallowed it. There was a lot of running through the woods. Men with bushy mustaches and guns. Cannibal folks with bow and arrows. Lots of screaming. After the movie I took the bus home and wrote this.
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