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Antropophagus (1980)

R | | Horror | 9 October 1981 (USA)
A group of friends and a hitchhiker become stranded on a tourist island where they are stalked by a disfigured cannibalistic killer who is prowling the island after killing its residents.

Director:

Joe D'Amato

Writers:

George Eastman (story) (as Luigi Montefiori), Joe D'Amato (story) (as Aristide Massaccesi) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tisa Farrow ... Julie
Saverio Vallone Saverio Vallone ... Andy
Serena Grandi ... Maggie (as Vanessa Steiger)
Margaret Mazzantini Margaret Mazzantini ... Henriette 'Rita' (as Margaret Donnelly)
Mark Bodin Mark Bodin ... Daniel
Bob Larson Bob Larson ... Arnold
Rubina Rey Rubina Rey ... Ruth Wortmann
Simone Baker Simone Baker ... First Victim
Mark Logan Mark Logan ... Second Victim
George Eastman ... Klaus Wortmann / Antropophagus
Zora Kerova ... Carol
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Storyline

Tourists take a boat to a remote island, where they find that most of the people have disappeared, and something is stalking them. They find a hidden room in the big mansion on a hill, and an ancient diary, which gives them clues to the source of the terror. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not fear that tears you apart...it's him! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

9 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Zombie's Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Joe D'Amato, some of the heads and bones in the catacombs were plastic imitations. Upon collecting the bones after the scenes had been shot, the crew by accident took with them some real bones. Since D'Amato did not dare to return them, he let them make a "pilgrimage" to his house. See more »

Quotes

Carol: There's evil on this island. An evil that won't let us get away. An evil that sends out an inhuman, diabolic power. I sense its vibrations now. The vibrations are an intense horror. It will destroy us! The very same way it did all the others!
Andy: Shut up, Carol!
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Alternate Versions

There is a cut pre-VRA release titled 'Anthropophagous - The Beast'. As it was cut, few people bought it, which is why it is a very rare. See more »

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Referenced in Joe D'Amato at Eurofest (2007) See more »

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Truly Demented D'Amato Gem

Immediately banned in many countries after its release, Joe D'Amato's Italian Gore Classic "Antropophagus" of 1980 is a truly disturbing and immensely scary video nasty, and fans of ultra-violent and nasty Horror should not be disappointed. Potential viewers have to be warned, however: You need a strong stomach for this! The uncut version of "Antropophagus" features some of the most graphic and disturbing and goriest acts of violence you will ever see in a movie, and if there was a ranking of the most out there gore scenes ever brought to screen, this sick little flick would easily make it in the top 10! I don't want to give the most shocking scenes away, but I assure that anyone about to watch this flick can prepare for extremely horrid gore scenes.

A couple of tourists travel to a Greek island which they find deserted at their arrival. It quickly becomes clear that something evil is haunting the place. Something with an appetite for human flesh...

Whether you like it or not, "Antropophagus" is a movie that you will not forget quickly! In case you don't like gore this is not your type of film, but in case you do, avoid any censored version and watch this demented Cult-sicko uncut. There is simply no point in watching cut versions of Exploitation-King Joe D'Amato's movies, and "Antropophagus" in particular is a movie that is intended to shock, so the uncut version is essential. Apart from its shocking violence, "Antropophagus" maintains a very scary atmosphere, and its cast includes many familiar faces for Italian Horror fans, such as Tisa Farrow and George Eastman (whom Spaghetti Western fans might also know).

In case you are easily offended, avoid this movie! But if you're a fan of Italian Gore films and Exploitation, you should certainly not miss this one! I advise my fellow Horror-fans to get a beer, lean back and start to enjoy the sick imagination of Joe D'Amato... When the movie reaches its climax, you will only be using the edge of your chair!


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