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The Mafu Cage (1978)

Ellen has been taking care of her insane younger sister Cissy ever since their explorer father died. When Cissy's pet ape dies in their mansion's dungeon and Ellen finds a boyfriend, Cissy's incestuous desire for her sister turns deadly.

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Karen Arthur

Writers:

Don Chastain, Éric Wesphal (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Grant ... Ellen
Carol Kane ... Cissy
Will Geer ... Zom
James Olson ... David
Budar Budar ... Mafu
William Sherwood William Sherwood ... Will (as Will Sherwood)
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Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further and further into barbarism and insanity. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Ellen lives with two animals. One of them is her sister! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clouds See more »

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Mono

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1.78 : 1
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unexpected, indeed.
12 June 2001 | by yuukimaikoSee all my reviews

While perusing the 50cent rental section at the local video store, I came across "The Mafu Cage." Reading the flipside of the box led me to believe that this would simply be a run-of-the-mill 70s horror flick. However, it was hardly that; And very perversely bizarre. Cissy falls into the depths of insanity and general crackness while living with her older sister after her ape/monkey researching father dies...

Riddled with tribal music, inferred incest and a living room converted to a jungle, I'd recommend "The Mafu Cage" to any who desire a high weirdness factor in their movies.


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