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SCTV regulars Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin star in this Canadian horror spoof as a couple on a romantic holiday who settle into a quaint little bed-and-breakfast run by a trio of flesh-eating ladies who fancy them for tomorrows menu.
Released in 1973 and directed by a then-largely unknown Ivan Reitman , Cannibal Girls quickly acquired a reputation as the B-movie concoction of the 1970s. Canadian audiences had never before experienced such a rich blend of camp, gore and comedy. On top of the films overt B-movie presentation, the theater-going public was also introduced to the warning bell experience: just prior to a scene of particular malice, the easily upset viewers would be warned by the sound of a bell, at which point they could shut their eyes.
Experience the gore like never before, mastered from the newly restored original film elements, as Cannibal Girls finally makes its debut on DVD
Top Customer Reviews
The humor in this is rather dry and will not be appreciated by some. There are a couple pretty funny moments that were supposedly improvised, and one scene where I did laugh out loud. Just the idea that our young couple keep going on about how "beautiful" the place is that they've chosen to stay in is rather funny in itself, since it's basically just some small dumpy town with lots of dirty snow piled everywhere. The horror, well, it's nothing you've never seen before but there is also a "horror horn" to alert one to scenes where you need to look away if you're squeamish (and the sound of a doorbell, that I suppose is to alert one to when it's OK to look again).
There is also a special feature interview with Ivan Reitman & Daniel Goldberg, which gives some insight into the film and the trials and tribulations they went through to complete it. Some of the interview is interesting but at some point it started feeling almost as long as the film itself.Read more ›
While this does have some of that late 70's exploitation nostalgia, it is just a disordered movie. Cannibal Girls (1973) is absolutely absurd but surprisingly amusing as an exploitation movie, as Cliff and his girlfriend Gloria, depart for a weekend trip in Farnhamville, that is soon interrupted by three pesky cannibals.
I understand why people would love this weary film, because it's so bad, but I found myself disappointed in the lack of - everything.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've seen a lot worse with these types of cannibal exploitation movies. With these cannibal movies, it's easy to complain about the picture and sound quality, the acting, and the... Read morePublished on October 24, 2013 by Bartok Kinski
I would love to see (Mystery science theater 3000) are (the Crew) add this to their collections are possibly someone do a complete voice over comedy of it. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Harvey Wren Jr.
Moving at a leisurely pace and told in a disjointed fashion, Cannibal Girls (1973) follows a young couple on vacation in Canada, who find themselves in the midst of great evil a... Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by trebe
It arrived on time and in excellent condition with nice looking see through DVD case and literature. The movie itself is terrible. Read morePublished on April 9, 2012 by bbrockRailFan
Cannibal Girls is sort of like an H.G. Lewis movie, only not near as gory or as entertaining. I was disappointed by this film because with a title like Cannibal Girls, you expect... Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Ben Wasden