For instances, there is no real explanation for the snake dildo that Jonas uses on Sheila Janet Agren , but then the camera does not linger there. She then leaves for the jungle joined by cannibal film regular Robert Kerman playing Mark Butler , where they meet up with the standard Cannibal tribe and a Jim Jones like cult leader. It is almost as if the film could not quite decide what it wanted to be and attempted to cover its back by touching upon key genre elements. The film shows some sadistic torture and a brief cameo by her sister taken by a documentary film crew who obviously didn't make it out. A crocodile is split down the middle, a mongoose is made to fight a cobra, a monkey is beheaded, and its brains devoured. No matter what, do not him.
Diana has joined a cult run by a man called Jonas. Archived from on May 30, 2014. The police find some film on him, and wouldn't you know, the film contains scenes of a cannibal ritual, which includes a woman named Sheila's Janet Agren missing sister. So, for everyone else, let me sum up by saying Eaten Alive! A woman is searching for her missing sister and she finds hope in the folly of a dead hit-man who has a film on him. Considered by many including Landis to be superior to Deep River, Deodato's work - which was also retitled Carnivorous when it hit Times Square - crash lands a team of Western explorers in the jungle. Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980.
In another, a native widow named Mowara is ritualistically raped after her late husband's body is burned on a pyre. Like all the best inadvertent filmic progenitors, Man From Deep River laid out several staples of the subsequent subgenre. He is also the mastermind behind , a movie review blog where he is watching and posting one review every day until he reaches at least 2,500 movie reviews. Sheila joins up with Mark , and they both encounter many perils while searching for Sheila's sister, Diana. The other music during the film is ok.
The film uses a more traditional narrative opposed to the style of previous cannibal films. She then leaves for the jungle joined by cannibal film regular Robert Kerman playing Mark Butler , where they meet up with the standard Cannibal tribe and a Jim Jones like cult leader. Featuring a handful of scenes lifted from other movies including Jungle Holocaust and The Mountain of the Cannibal God , which were then incorporated into its tale of a Jim Jones-like cult in New Guinea, Eaten Alive! The sixty-sixth entry into this unbroken backlog is Umberto Lenzi's return to the Italian cannibal subgenre he helped kick off, Eaten Alive!. Tracking the journey of Sheila Morris Janet Agren - who lost contact with her sister Diana Paola Senatore after that free spirit joined a religious sect - Eaten Alive! The reflectionist commentary of Cannibal Holocaust is obviously missing here, and its collection of atrocities being visited on mostly female bodies is little more than standard gore-fare, but there is a certain urge to the film that is difficult to describe. The movie is also misogynistic; along with being brutalized by cannibals, the women in Eaten Alive! What they discover is Diana's new cult - headed by a wooden dildo-wielding Jim Jones-style messiah, Jonas Melvin Rassimov, again - leading followers on an acid and flesh filled descent into Hell, with the cannibal natives watching from the hills.
In more talented hands, there could have been a real statement made with this film. The film then goes off into the usual cannibal film thing. Although the gender politics are as shaky as those of other films in the cannibal cycle — Eaten Alive has its share of women being slapped into reason or gratuitously gang-raped — and the stilted acting is only accentuated by the deadpan dubbing, the film is well-paced and almost unpredictable. Containing laughably high levels of violence, sex and sadism that become near numbing by the final reel, Eaten Alive! Jonas physically and sexually abuses his followers and local people alike. It's not nearly as good as Cannibal Holocaust, or even Lenzi's other cannibal flick Ferox, but if you like cannibal films it's worth checking out.
The film shows some sadistic torture and a brief cameo by her sister taken by a documentary film crew who obviously didn't make it out. Character wise, I liked the main five well enough. Some will be favorites, others oddities, with esoteric eccentricities thrown in for good measure. Storyline: One of the less gruesome cannibal tales. It turns out that her missing sister is part of a religious community in the jungle lead by a character named Jonas.
Of course escape is next to impossible with the always-hungry cannibals waiting them out and the crazy followers of the suicide cult leader ready to eat them on command. It's as if Lenzi is daring the audience to look away from the screen, packing as much awfulness into 93 minutes as he possibly can, and pacing it all with a breathless knack for pure entertainment. Upon learning that her sister, Diana Paola Senatore , who had been traveling in the South Pacific, is missing, beautiful southern belle Sheila Janet Agren decides to go looking for her. Alongside the popularization of this vile style of production were the basic cannibal movie plot points: white men and usually women enter the jungle, are captured by a tribe and forced to watch archaic rituals before a climax explodes, containing unflinching savagery and pitiless rape. Do they accomplish that goal? In fact, the one thing that significantly keeps the film from being just another cliché-ridden cannibal exploitation flick is the innovative introduction of Jonas Ivan Rassimov , whose idealistic dream of a return to nature dangerously blends in with tyranny and constructs in his figure an interesting Kurtzian prophetic savant. The apex of the cannibal vomitorium would come to the Deuce five years later despite being produced in '79 , as Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust not only became the iconic poster child for the subgenre's capacity for nastiness, but also established the found footage template that would be utilized almost twenty years later in the landmark Blair Witch Project '99.
One of the less gruesome cannibal tales. So it only makes sense to capture Bigfoot on camera in a similar manner in which he became a rockstar. As he states at the beginning of the movie, Bigfoot Bigfeet? It was released under the alternative title Doomed to Die in the United States. Like every other horror film of this decade, it is a found footage film. The found footage nature of the film also allows for quick shots of the Bigfoot without focusing too long in the middle of the movie. I think a little more exposition on the five main characters would have been a welcome addition to help pad out the story instead of making it mostly be about the attacks. Of course escape is next to impossible with the always-hungry cannibals waiting them out and the crazy followers of the suicide cult leader ready to eat them on command.
The sheer audacity of some of the scenes in Eaten Alive! The Last Survivor is almost a carbon copy of Deep River, only a little more tightly executed formally. My expectations were really high. This violence acts as a counterpoint to the hacking of bodies and visceral curiosity that permeates part of Eaten Alive! Exists tries to do what every other Bigfoot film All five of them has failed to do — create a quality film that is also scary. The odd animal is killed, they find parts of bodies etc. Better in the auditorium than out in the streets, I suppose. They exist simply to satiate the base desires of the worst savages sitting in the theaters. A woman is searching for her missing sister and she finds hope in the folly of a dead hit-man who has a film on him.
Release Date : March 20, 1980 Runtime : 1h 32min Directors : Writers : story and screenplay Stars : , , Genres : Production Co : Dania Film, Medusa Distribuzione, National Cinematografica Eaten Alive! Unlike the excessive colour and histrionics that accompany the murders of humans in the film, the slaughtering of a crocodile early on the film is effective because there is no obvious artifice. The version I watched was sadly cut, and some gory scenes that were about to be shown then quickly jumped to another scene. Everyone and their mother has seen the Patterson tape. Alas, much like Cannibal Holocaust, several animals are slaughtered on-screen throughout Eaten Alive!. The music deserves mention too, a catchy tune plays during the opening credits. Things like not being crushed by some damn dirty ape. None of this is fake, mind you, an ethical disregard for life that makes sitting down with both Deep River and the movies that followed in its successful wake a rather dubious proposition.