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Cannibal Terror (1980)

Terreur cannibale (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 22 October 1980 (France)
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.

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Alain Deruelle (as A.W. Steeve), Olivier Mathot (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Silvia Solar ... Madame Danville (as Sylvia Solar)
Gérard Lemaire Gérard Lemaire
Pamela Stanford ... Manuela
Olivier Mathot ... Monsieur Danville
Bertrand Altmann Bertrand Altmann ... (as Burt Altman)
Stan Hamilton Stan Hamilton
Antoine Fontaine Antoine Fontaine ... Roberto (as Tony Fontaine)
Antonio Mayans ... Mario (as Antony Mayans)
Michel Laury Michel Laury
Annabelle Annabelle ... Flaurence Danville
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariam Camacho Mariam Camacho ... Lina
Antonio Jover Antonio Jover
Amparo Marsilla Amparo Marsilla
Montserrat Salvador Montserrat Salvador
Sabrina Siani
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Storyline

Two crooks (Mario and Roberto) kidnap a girl and hide out in the house of a friend who lives by trading with the natives in a nearby jungle. The friend's wife is raped by Mario; she exacts revenge by tying him to a tree and leaving him to the cannibals. She then informs the kidnapped girl's parents of their daughter's whereabouts, and the crooks flee through the jungle. Written by Ørnås

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Deep In The Jungle The Flesheaters Are Waiting See more »


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 October 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibal Terror See more »

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Production Co:

Eurociné See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Due to the very limited budget, the extras hired as cannibals don't look like jungle people at all. Their skin colors vary wildly, some are extremely pale, like they haven't seen sunlight in years. Their hairstyles are also 70's city men hairstyles, one of them even has sideburns. See more »

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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Makes you want to rip out your eyeballs and EAT THEM!
6 December 2007 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

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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