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--> ''It's not fear that tears you apart... it's him!''

Imagine you are on vacation. You and your friends have picked out a lovely Greek island to stay at, with beautiful scenery, beaches to stroll along, and plenty of opportunity to just relax, without a care in the world. However, this remote island is not the paradise it seems. It is strangely uninhabited, save for a blind girl who doesn't know what happened to everyone else. However, there is one other here: a man the girl says smells of blood. And for him, it is now dinnertime.

''The Anthropophagus Beast'' (1980) is an Italian {{horror}} {{film}} directed by Joe D'Amato. It was his first "straight" horror film. He had previously made erotic horror films such as ''Emmanuelle in America'' and ''Erotic Nights of the Living Dead''.

''The Anthropophagus Beast'' was co-written by D'Amato and Luigi Montefiori, who were long-time associates. Montefiori often co-wrote and held lead roles in D'Amato's films under the pseudonym of George Eastman. He's credited as George Eastman as both the co-writer and star of this movie.

The film also starred Tisa Farrow (sister of Mia), Saverio Vallone, Margaret Donnelly, Vanessa Steiger, Mark Bodin, Bob Larsen, Simone Baker, Mark Logan, Rubina Rey and Zora Kerova.

In the documentary ''Totally Uncut 2'' D'Amato stated that the film was solely made for foreign markets; both the director and Montefiore claim that even though the film did very well in other countries it was a flop in Italy. Montefiore also revealed that he has never liked the film, though he did enjoy making it.

D'Amato followed up this film with a pseudo-sequel, ''Film/{{Absurd}}'', also known as ''Zombie 6: Monster Hunter''. In 1999, it had a remake known as ''Anthropophagous 2000'', made by the director of ''ViolentShit'', who somehow managed to make things BloodierAndGorier. The 1981 film ''Porno Holocaust'', also directed by Joe D'Amato and starring George Eastman, is something of a [[ParallelPornTitles Parallel Porn Title]].

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!! This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AnyoneCanDie: Only two people survive to the ending credits. [[spoiler:Neither of them is the blind girl or the pregnant woman.]]
* TheAtoner: The insane sailor believes that killing and eating people will help him atone for doing exactly that to his family. [[TheAloner This is why he has no friends.]]
* {{Autocannibalism}}: Nikos's last dying act is to start gnawing on his own spilled intestines.
* CatScare
* EatsBabies
* {{Gorn}}: One infamous scene involved the antagonist strangling a pregnant woman while he ripped her fetus from her abdomen and ate it. [[spoiler:At the end, when he is mortally wounded with a pickaxe, he starts pulling out his own intestines and munching on them before he dies.]]
* ImAHumanitarian
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: The protagonists find a diary written by a man who shipwrecked on this island with his wife and children, and was forced to kill and eat them to survive.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:In the end, the pregnant lady's husband, who we last saw getting impaled with a machete, not only turns out to have survived, but is the one who kills the killer in the end.]]
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:The killer learns the hard way that the pregnant woman's husband is ''not'' happy that his wife and unborn child were murdered.]]
* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Poster Spoil]]: The ending is right on the poster as seen above.
* SlashedThroat
* TraumaticCSection: See {{Gorn}} above.
* VideoNasties

!! The remake:

* AccidentalMurder: Nikos accidentally stabbing Martha.
* ActingForTwo: Sybille Kohlhase plays both Irena and Auriet.
* AdaptationExpansion
* AnArmAndALeg: Hank has an arm ripped off by Nikos.
* AnAxeToGrind: Nikos uses an axe to wound Mary.
* AndStarring: Special appearance by Andreas Schnaas as Nikos Karamanlis.
* AsHimself: Fanni the Cat.
* {{Autocannibalism}}: [[SignatureScene Of course]]. The difference here is he actually survives it.
* AxCrazy
* BeachBury: Nikos buries himself in the sand in order to ambush Mary.
* BeardOfEvil
* BedmateReveal: Mary discovering Stuart's face has been ripped off.
* BetweenMyLegs: When Nikos finds Marc.
* BladeOnAStick: A spear is used to kill Vincent.
* BloodierAndGorier
* BodyHorror: The sun and salt water destroyed Nikos's skin.
* BoomHeadshot: Agent Bauers's death.
* BreastAttack: Nikos devours one of Martha's breasts.
* BuryYourDisabled: Auriet.
* CameraAbuse: Blood splashes all over the camera while Nikos is beating Allan.
* CarpetOfVirility: Stuart and Marc.
* CatScare: A cat jumping on a piano.
* ChainedByFashion: Mary.
* CobwebJungle
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Except with newspapers, one of which bears the headline "Maniac Terminates Village".
* CoitusEnsues: Rita and Marc.
* CouldntFindAPen: Go Away.
* CrazyHomelessPeople: The Vagabound.
* CreepyBasement
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: Hank is killed searching for Allan, Marc and Stan looking for Vincent and Caroll, and Auriet looking for Marc.
* CuteKitten: Fanni.
* DeathBySex: Mary and Stuart, and Rita and Marc.
* DeathSeeker: Nikos.
--> "Release me, release me!"
* DestinationDefenestration: The chosen method of suicide for Irena.
* {{Determinator}}: Nikos keeps going, even after being shot several times, and disemboweled.
* {{Diary}}: Nikos's journal.
* DontGoInTheWoods
* DrivenToSuicide: Irena.
* EarAche: Nikos bites off one of Stan's ears.
* EatsBabies: Nikos.
* EmergingFromTheShadows: Nikos.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous
* ExtremelyDustyHome
* FacialHorror: Lots.
* FadeToBlack
* {{Fingore}}: Mary has some fingers chopped off by Nikos.
* FlashbackWithinAFlashback: Nikos recalling being lost at sea with his wife, and dead daughter.
* ForeignRemake
* FramingDevice: Interpol agent Steven Bauers finding Nikos's journal.
--> "Time has no meaning anymore. Here it begins and ends... the story of the Karamanlis family."
* GainaxEnding: Agent Bauers wonders how Nikos's journal got into the cave, and could be so thorough. He then finds Georg's cell phone, and is randomly shot in the face by an unseen assailant.
* GhostTown
* GoIntoTheLight: "We love you, Nikos. Come to us."
* {{Gorn}}
* GratuitousEnglish
* GuttedLikeAFish: Hank, Allan and Nikos.
* HandOfDeath
* HearingVoices: Nikos.
* HighPressureBlood
* HopeSpot: Marc running into Stan, and Georg and Rita finding the RV and cell phone.
* HorrorHunger: "Since then I need meat. Lots of meat from animals, but that doesn't stop my craving for blood. Red like blood, red - the color of the love. It's hard to describe the pain that's tearing me apart. It's like an eternal flame... an eternal hellfire...
* HostileWeather
* ImAHumanitarian
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Marc's very ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''-esque death.
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Vincent is speared through the neck, then decapitated.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Nikos uses a rock to incapacitate Allan, and another de-fetus Caroll.
* InMemoriam: In memory of Joe D'Amato.
** In memory of Creator/LucioFulci and Creator/DavidWarbeck.
* JitterCam
* MacheteMayhem: Nikos uses a machete to kill Stan.
* MadeOfPlasticine
* ManBitesMan: Nikos bites Stan's ear off, and rips Auriet's throat out.
* MenacingStroll
* MurdererPOV
* MyCarHatesMe: "Maybe we ran out of gas or whatever. I don't know, it's not my fault. Fucking weather."
* NerdyInhaler: Marc.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty
* OffscreenTeleportation: Nikos.
* OffWithHisHead: Vincent, Rita and Nikos's deaths.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodbank
* PeekABooCorpse: Caroll opens the hood of the RV to discover Vincent's head.
* ProphetEyes: Auriet.
* RedShirt: Mary, Stuart, Hank and Allan.
* RightThroughHisPants: Mary and Stuart.
* ShirtlessScene: Stuart and Marc.
* ShovelStrike: Georg uses a shovel to bludgeon and behead Nikos.
* SickeningCrunch: Hank's arm being snapped in half by Nikos, and Auriet having her back broken.
* SinisterSilhouettes
* SmokingHotSex: Rita.
* StaircaseTumble: Happens to Georg.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Nikos.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Hank and Allan.
* TraumaticCSection: Caroll's death.
* {{Trope 2000}}
* TwistedAnkle: Caroll.
* VomitingCop: An Interpol agent.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: One of the Interpol agents vomits while looking through the corpse-filled cave, and Caroll gets road sick.
* WomanInBlack: Irena.
* WouldHurtAChild: The ripped out baby moves and cries before being eaten by Nikos.
* YourHeadASplode: Agent Bauers's death.

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