Director: Umberto Lenzi Run Time: 83 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1981
Starring: Danilo Mattei, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle
Nitehawk Nasties invites you to find out if cannibalism still exists with CANNIBAL FEROX (a 35mm presentation).
A bona-fide Video Nasty (as decreed by the British Board of Film Classification in the 1980s), Cannibal Ferox is the trashier sister to Cannibal Holocaust but still full of adventurous youth, needless animal torture, and gruesome special effects. Three young anthropologists head down to Columbia to prove the cannibalism no longer exists and was, in fact, a story concocted by greedy European colonizers. After meeting two New York-based drug dealers who have wreaked havoc on the Columbian village, most of them wind up proving this theory with their lives. Turns out, violent killing and cannibalistic urges do come about when prompted. Hungry for more?
Part of the 2016 Nitehawk Nasties I EAT CANNIBALS program.