The Encyclopedia of Cannibal Movies

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BAD HABITS

Pedro Almodovar

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar brings us this whacky story of a lounge singer who has run into trouble with the spanish equivalent of the mob. Going on the run, she hides out with a convent of nuns whose order believes in getting closer to God through self humiliation. One of the nuns drops acid and engages in masochistic self abuse to get "visions." Another nun writes and publishes pornographic novels. The Mother Superior is a heroin junkie and possible lesbian. Although it is never shown, all the nuns are in morning and reverence for the youngest and prettiest of their number who was eaten by cannibals in their African outpost. In Spanish with English subtitles, a twisted art film for connoisseurs of the bizarre.

 

 

Marianne Sagebrecht as Jasmin has a fantasy in Bagdad Cafe.

 

BAGDAD CAFE

aka Out Of Rosenheim

Percy Adlon, 1987

This is one of those movies (like Gentlemen Marry Brunettes or Loose Shoes) where you would never expect a sequence with cannibals and a woman in a pot to appear, but yet there it is. German actrees Marianne Sagebrecht plays Jasmine Muenchgstettner, a German tourist staying at an out of the way cafe in the Mojave desert. CCH Pounder plays the bemused cafe owner. In one (very) brief scene toward the beginning of the film, Jasmine imagines herself being cooked in a pot by cannibals. The movie was later made into an unsuccessful television series starring Whoopi Goldberg.

 

BARRICADE

aka Welcome to Hell

Timo Rose, 2007 (Germany)

Another "campers meet inbred cannibal family in the wilderness" horror/splatter flick. The only difference is this one is from Germany. This family seems to like blood more than flesh. In fact, they are always covered in blood all the time. Their house is covered in blood. Even the closing credits of this movie are covered in blood. In fact, blood should have gotten a starring credit in the movie. So, if you like a lot of blood you will like this movie. Otherwise, you have already seen it because other than being made in Germany there is nothing new or different in this typical gore drenched horror flick.

 

BBQ TIME

Club Dead

Another cannibal video short from Club Dead. In this one, amateur model Jade is made into a barbecue in what looks like the same kitchen Tanya got "All Buttered Up" in. Other than that, it looks pretty much the same as the other video. Club Dead promises another cannibal video. This is now featured on Club Dead's complilation video, "The Strange Files."

 

BIKINI BLOODBATH

Jon Gorman, Blood Bath Pictures 2007

Debbie Rochon stars as a girl's athletic coach whose team members are being stalked and killed by a chef that just kills girls and doesn't cook them. Debbie gets killed pretty much right away and we never find out where the chef comes from or why he is killing the girls and stealing their intestines. In fact, we never get to understand why this movie was ever made in the first place.

 

BINGE AND PURGE

A bunch of average girls are fashion models, and they have a secret (other than the fact that they don't look like fashion models). They're cannibals, and they need to eat human flesh to keep their only slightly above average looks. Three ex-cop PIs are looking for answers, and one of them provides the only skin before she becomes a cannibal herself. A Canadian production done in British Columbia.

 

BLOOD DINER

Two young boys who own a New York diner follow the instructions of their dead uncle (or at least the brain of their dead uncle) to resurrect the ancient Egyptian goddess Shiitar. They construct a new body for the goddess made up of cheerleader parts and prepare a "blood buffet" made up of various parts of the local "bad girls." The last thing is to sacrifice a virgin cheerleader to be dined on by the newly revived Shiitar. If all of this sounds similar to Hershel Gordon Lewis' "BLOOD FEAST", it is.

 

BLOOD FEAST

Hershell Gordon Lewis

The original Hershell Gordon Lewis gore classic. Insane Egyptian caterer Fuad Ramses prepares the "Blood Feast" in honor of the Egyptian goddess Ishtar. The ingredients consist of Playboy centerfold Connie Mason as well as other pin-up girls. The "roughie" that started it all.

 

BLOOD FEAST 2: ALL YOU CAN EAT

David F. Friedman, Herschel Gordon Lewis. Queso Grande Productions 2002

David Friedman was Excecutive Producer of this 2002 remake/sequel of the H.G. Lewis classic with Something Weird's Mike Vraney as Associate Producer. H.G. Lewis himself directed. With all those credentials you would expect this movie to be better than it actually is. Fuad Ramses (actually, his grandson) is back as the psycho cannibal caterer and he is hired to cater the wedding of sexy debutant Tiffany. Tiffany's bridesmaids like to get naked and whenever they do, Fuad kills them in a gory manner and puts parts of them on the menu for the wedding feast. The idol of Ishtar in the back room of his store apparently has the power to cause bad acting. The inept police can't figure it out, which is not surprising given the always eating head detective's fantasies about his sexy secretary. John Waters has a cameo as the gay minister presiding at the wedding. The Special Edition DVD has lots of extras.

 

BLOODSUCKING PHARAOHS FROM PITTSBURGH

Sucks.

 

BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS

Andy Milligan

"Their prime cuts were curiously erotic ... and thoroughly BRUTAL." A re-telling of the Sweeny Todd story Andy Milligan style. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and his accomplice dispatch customers who wind up being served at the Inn as steak and kidney pie. Special Parts are reserved for Special Customers. Someone finds a woman's breast cooked inside a meat pie and its all over. As Michael Weldon says, "...if you're an Andy Milligan fan, there's no hope for you."

 

BLUE PARADISE

(aka Adam and Eve versus the Cannibals)

A European ripoff of "Blue Lagoon", this is the tale of Adam and Eve after getting kicked out of the Garden of Eden. Eve falls in love with a dashing, blue-painted caveman, leaving heart-broken Adam wishing for an extra rib. But, when Eve and her new beau are captured by a tribe of cannibals making a guest appearance from "Quest for Fire", Adam manages to save them both and win Eve's love back. After that you really won't much care what happens.

 

(censored) publicity still from Boiled Alive

 

BOILED ALIVE

Candid Press

An old and obscure "roughie" circa 1964 done by a now defunct Bondage and S&M outfit called Candid Press. As near as I can make out, it's about a couple of girls who get picked up by a white slavery ring and sold to an Arab Sheik in North Africa. They manage to escape the harem and wander south, where they are picked up by some white miners who decide to emulate the areas cannibals. The girls are stripped, tortured and put into a big pot, but are rescued by the natives who, it seems, have much better ideas about how to cook a girl! The other story I've heard is that it's about a couple of girls who are picked up by some hillbillies who decide to use them as the main ingredient in a "chick" gumbo. Photo stills from this movie would occasionally appear in bondage and S&M magazines throughout the sixties and seventies.

 

THE BORROWER

Rae Dawn Chong stars as a homicide detective investigating a series of murders seemingly committed by a serial killer called "the headhunter." Bodies are found partially eaten and missing their heads. Seems it's being caused by an extraterrestrial virus which turns people into cannibals and causes their heads to fall off. Rae Dawn figures it out, but the feds won't believe her. It's left open ended for a sequel, but there never was one. Also features Madchen Amick from "Twin Peaks."

 

BOY EATS GIRL

Stephan Bradley, 2005 (Ireland)

An Irish horror/comedy with a plot very similar to My Boyfriend's Back. A boy dies tragically after declaring undying love for his girl. He is brought back to life as a zombie and attempts to resume his life, but the hunger for human flesh begins to overwhelm him. Soon the school is full of flesh-hungry zombies and the boy needs to save his love from the zombies while trying to avoid the temptation to eat her himself. Samantha Mumba (The Time Machine) stars as the zombie boy's love object and choice zombie feast. Samantha avoided being eaten by Morlock's in the 2002 remake of The Time Machine. Will she be so lucky this time?

 

BUSH WOMAN

Mid 90's porn video back in the days when porns still had a pretense of a plot. A voluptuous redheaded actress plays the "bush woman" who follows her anthroplogist professor (who vanished mysteriously) into the bush to look for a native tribe he claimed to have found. Her male companion is captured by the cannibal women while she films the scene as they "eat" him. Getting turned on to the action, she is litterally caught with her pants down by the male cannibals who capture her and carry her away hog-style on a pole. Unique in that this porn gives us a Femcan and a "WE" scene back to back. The "eating" is, of course, just oral, anal and vaginal sex.

 

THE BUSTER KEATON STORY

Sidney Sheldon

Donald O'Connor stars as Buster Keaton in a movie based on the life story of the pioneer of silent movie comedy. In an early scene Buster is hanging out at a studio on the set of a two-reeler comedy in which an explorer has been captured by a tribe of cannibals. Buster claims he can play it better and shows 'em how. Then he's ridiculed and laughed off the set. Later, after becoming a star, he dates the jungle girl star of the movie he was laughed off of. I don't know if this was based on a real incident or if it was just something the screenwriter dreamed up. Much of this movie was fictionalized.