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The Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980)

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A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted roughneck with his own philosophy on handling crime, heads the investigation. A ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Smihula John Smihula ... Inspector James Cameron
Fred Borges Fred Borges ... Jack
Michael Siegal Michael Siegal ... Dave
Paul Smihula Paul Smihula ... Zed
Richard Stone Richard Stone ... Police Chief
Nancy Canberg Nancy Canberg ... Susan
Judy Guerevich Judy Guerevich ... Lori
Beverly Khazzam Beverly Khazzam ... Sunbather
Denise Callabrese Denise Callabrese ... Girl in Car
Eddie Battagli Eddie Battagli ... Guy in Car
Betty-Jo Melchior Betty-Jo Melchior ... Violated Woman
Janis Craw Janis Craw ... Hitchhiker
Anna Patti Rodriguiz Anna Patti Rodriguiz ... Cameron's Sister
Victor Hell Victor Hell ... Cameron's Father
Alfred Binstock Alfred Binstock ... Leper


A series of horrible murders prompts a massive police investigation. Inspector James Cameron, a two-fisted roughneck with his own philosophy on handling crime, heads the investigation. A group of lepers living in the Long Island wastelands have created a terror network, killing and feeding off the flesh of innocent victims. Their leader has mutated into an invulnerable monster; he intends to propagate and strengthen his stronghold. Aided by his son, Jack, and a couple of motorcycle freaks, food is supplied to the clan via murder. As the authorities close in on the cannibal killers, an all-out bloodbath ensues. Written by Anonymous

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Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »


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$900 (estimated)
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Happy Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Beverly Khazzam, who drives a car in the opening scene, actually didn't know how to drive. Someone else lying underneath Khazzam inside the automobile had to operate the car. See more »


In several scenes, the shadow of the camera man can be seen, as well as the boom mic. See more »


References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Thank God they all aren't like this
17 March 2009 | by TromafreakSee all my reviews

In the late 70's, Nathan Schiff brought us an unbelievably bad, unintentional parody of z-grade garbage, Weasels Rip My Flesh. Some years later, this guy brought us a film I hope I never see, They Don't Cut The Grass Anymore. Somewhere between the Weasel movie, and the one about the cutting of the grass, Schiff, with his lack of everything, unleashed this embarrassment of a homage, yet another unintentional parody, this time, of the gore genre. Fake-looking now has a whole new meaning, thank's to Long Island Cannibal Massacre! Another Schiff home movie, appearing to be after a grade, as opposed of a profit, which only tells me this garbage doesn't even count... I don't know, I guess there's a story, record-breakingly unrealistic killings performed by a couple dudes, one of which wears a pillowcase on his head, who have some kind of a deal going with Mr. Mustache, from the Weasel movie. Anyway, the cops don't know what to do, and incoherent conversation after dismal gore effect after painfully pointless scene. Everyone has their limits, and I draw the line with Schiff. I don't know what it is, there's just something about the "work" of Nathan Schiff that gets under my skin, I mean, other than the fact that it's boring, and gives low-budget cinema a bad name. It's certainly not the fact that it was shot on video, I'm down with the super-8... I think it's that mustache guy, I don't like that guy! Don't get me wrong, I probably couldn't have done any better than this, but then again, I've never tried, and I would imagine it wouldn't require film school to do so. If you dig the Z-grade, do yourself a favor and check out something by Tim Ritter, or even Ray Dennis Steckler. So, just turn around, walk away, and forget about Long Island. The gore is much nicer in Florida. 1/10

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