Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper
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Now "Anthropophagus" may not be a masterpiece but it has become a cult classic very long time ago. In the beginning of 80s violence on screen were measured by the standards of "Friday the 13th" and so on. And only Italian filmmakers seemed to dare making something utterly different. They brought gore to the extent when it was really nauseous. In "Anthropophagus" you can see two scenes (one of them is an infamous fetus-eating scene) that are truly disgusting. By the way they were cut from many previous releases of the film. But excepting gore and guts I can say the movie has a really horrific atmosphere - a dreamy one like in many italian horrors. Watching "Anthropophagus" you have a feeling of fear, irreversibility and death - very unpleasant feeling which appears even when everything seems to be calm on screen. I'm pretty confident this is the best work of Joe D'Amato who's known for making cheap exploitative flicks. If you have seen some of them, don't make up your mind about "Anthropophagus" - it's totally different.
If you're in for horror, if you like giallo and such names as Argento, Fulci, Lenzi, Deodato and Bava mean something to you - this movie is for you. I repeat it may not have a big cultural value but you MUST have it on your shelf if you call yourself a horror buff
The story is about a man that ends up having to eat his family after being stuck in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean (got to do what you got to do). Not only does he eat his family but devours a whole town on a small Italian island. How cool is that!? a group of friends decide to take a trip to this island only to find out the whole town is dead and there is a cannibal lurking around.
Gore includes: fetus eating, multiple stabbings, zombie-esque neck-biting, clever to the head, a hanging, and a dude who eats his own entrails.
If your just as sick of Hollywood as I am and want to see some real horror , check out Anthropaphagus.
The movie is bottlenecked on an island that has mostly avoided the wiles of civilized (1980) technology. Apparently, by the time our intrepid cast arrives, the cannibal, Nikos, has assaulted nearly everyone with his anthropophagic fervor. However, a note of admonishment: Nikos is extremely wasteful, leaving whole corpses, mostly uneaten, to lie around and rot. This is an affront to all the starving cannibals in the world.
It takes a while for the horror to regenerate its presence after Nikos' initial slipshot murder of two non-related tourists at the beginning of the movie, but it gets there eventually. One by one, the cannibal stalks and kills his prey. Down they go, a bite here, a bite there. During the mausoleum/gobbled fetus scene, Nikos actually suffers a flashback to the impetus of his anthropophagic transformation. Stranded at sea on a tiny inflatable raft with his voluptuous wife, he contemplates using his dead son as sustenance and the wife, so repulsed by the idea, throws herself onto Nikos' knife, demanding that he cannibalize her instead. Utilizing Nikos as an anthropophagic archetype, cannibalism will impart to its host the following: hair loss, rugose forehead, superhuman strength and endurance. (Consult your physician immediately if you experience nausea, constipation, dizziness, ocular bleeding or sleeplessness.)
Finally, Nikos meets his demise at the business end of a rusty mattock.Read more ›
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Collecting the "Video Nasties" became a priority for me as they began coming out entirely uncut. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Cardoni
This 2 Disc Shriek Show release was a pleasant surprise for me. An italian horror movie that was full of atmosphere, and some nice gore added to it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eduardo Hernandez
The only reason I'm rating it as low as I am is because I received a copy that didn't play... I'm not sure if it's just my dvd player or the dvd itself, but it didn't work :cPublished on July 8, 2014 by Kayleigh
Story: Vacationers take a trip to an island. Unknowingly to them the island's inhabitants have been consumed, by a crazed cannibalistic man- Nichos (George Eastman). Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by Dan the monster movie fan
Most fans of D'Amato or grindhouse flicks have probably already seen this, so a review may not be necessary. Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by Grindhouse and Horror
This movie is pretty corny imo.
What kind of composer in their right mind makes such silly music that you hear when this film starts???? MY GOD! Read more