Saturday, March 29, 2008

Top 5 Cannibal Movies Of All Time

With the talk of a Cannibal Holocaust remake, we here at the jadedviewer decided to throw a quick list together of the Top 5 Cannibal movies of all time. For the uninitiated, the cannibal genre was big sub genre of exploitation films in the 70s.

White people go to the jungle to exploit the natives for their own selfish means (either dollars or fame). Cannibals run amok and start to eat the reporters.

Gore, REAL animal mutitaltion, flesh eating and many disembowelments later, you begin to realize you shouldn't book your next vacation in South America.

Spearheaded (pun intended) by directors like Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi and Joe D'Amato, the late 70s and early 80s were abuzz with these grindhouse flicks.

Cannibal films are a staple of the underground flicks every horror fan needed to see.

So if you're a newbie and what to expand your exploitation film knowledge see all the movies listed below.

5.) Mangiati vivi! (aka Emerald Jungle aka Eaten Alive!) (1980)

Director: Umberto Lenzi

4.) Cannibal Ferox (aka Make Them Die Slowly) (1981)

Director: Umberto Lenzi

3.) Zombi Holocaust (aka Dr. Butcher M.D.) (1980)

Director: Marino Girolami

2.) Ultimo mondo Canibale (aka Jungle Holocaust aka Last Cannibal World) (1977)

Director: Ruggero Deodato

1.) Cannibal Holocast (1980)

Director: Ruggero Deodato

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  2. I've got to agree, Cannibal Holocaust is easily the best cannibal film of all time. I really enjoy Eaten Alive! in a so-bad-it's-good kind of way. I've never seen Zombi Holocaust, I'll have to check that one out.

    Have you seen Welcome to the Jungle? It's a pretty good modern, rehash of the genre. Takes a while to get going, but the last 30 minutes are very worthwhile.

  3. Great! Give me more movies to add to my list:-) BTW, I hated Welcome to the Jungle. It was like a wannabe rip off to CH.

  4. cannibal holocaust is a fuckin retarded cheezy movie that promotes animal violence if u want a good cannibal movie watch ravenous
    and dont support the killing of innocent animals how does making a movie make it okay to mutilate and kill a animal in one of the worst
    ways u could it just pisses me off and if i ever saw someone doing it i would kill them myself

  5. What about the original cannible movie, The Man from Deep River, by Italian master U/Lenzi. When the studio asked for a second movie, he raised_tripled_his price. Only fair, studio may made a ton of $ and Lenzi wanted to re coup some of his losses, for filming in the jungle, teaching natives to act. He asked for more $, they said no. Hello R/Deaggoto and the rest is history. Nobody credit s that movie, and Lenzi can pour on the blood and guts. But hours movie had a great story. Check out The Man From Deep River, thats where Ivan Rassimmov got famous