, also known as Make Them Die Slowly
and Woman from Deep River
is a 1981 exploitation
horror film directed by Umberto Lenzi.
From beginning to end, it's a watered-down rip-off
of Cannibal Holocaust
Three college kids, Gloria (Lorraine De Selle), Rudy (Danilo Mattei) and Pat (Zora Kerova), out to write a thesis that cannibalism no longer exists
head to South America. Once there, they encounter a pair of drug dealers, Mike (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and Joe (Walter Lucchini) who claim to be fleeing from a Cannibal Tribe
that attacked them. Continuing on until they reach the tribe for some reason
, they find the village deserted except for a few members lurking around the fringes. It seems Mike lied; he had actually been forcing the tribe to gather coca and mine for emeralds, and had killed one of them for his own sadistic amusement, prompting the attack. When he kills another one, the tribe decides there shall be no more and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge
against the dealers and kiddies. Gorn
No 70s/80s grindhouse Cannibal Film
would be complete without some genuine animal killings
; here a rodent is eaten by an anaconda, a monkey is eaten by a leopard, a boar is stabbed, a turtle is dismembered, and an alligator is sliced open. Also; the film's principal marketing point was that it had allegedly been banned in 31 countries
. However, a complete list of the countries it was banned in has never been given, and many of the countries it was once banned in have now lifted the ban.
This film provides examples of:
- The Amazon
- Asshole Victim: Mike, ooh boy Mike.
- Ax-Crazy: Mike again.
- Cannibal Film
- Captured by Cannibals
- Exploitation Film
- Eye Scream: Mike gouges one of the native's eyes out with his machete.
- Fan Disservice: Seeing men get castrated or women having hooks stuck through the bottom of their breasts so the ends stick through the tops just isn't pleasant at any speed.
- Foregone Conclusion: Come on people; just look at the poster above. And the title. And the fact that it's banned in 31 countries. And the fact that it starts out with the kids oh-so-assured that cannibalism no longer exists. Just what do you think is going to happen in it?
- Gorn: Errr, yeah.
- Groin Attack
- Heal It With Fire: A (groin) wound cauterized with a hot blade - ouch!
- Hollywood Silencer: Surprisingly averted here, as The Cinema Snob points out.
- Horror Films
- Humans Are Bastards
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Through the breasts with fish-hooks, egad! And you thought the clit-snip from Antichrist and the nipple-bite from Snakes on a Plane were horrid, ladies!
- Karmic Death: Mike chops off a tribesman's manhood, and he has the same done to him, later in the film.
- Large Ham: Mike
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Mike, played by Giovanni Lombardo Radice, hated making this movie and refused to kill the animals himself. They had to hire a stuntman to do the killings. When, Lenzi, the director, told Radice that Robert De Niro would have done the animal killings, Radice replied, "De Niro would have kicked your ass all the way back to Rome!"
- Ms. Fanservice: Pat.
- National Geographic Nudity
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The tribe goes on this.
- Plagiarism: Of Cannibal Holocaust.
- Tender Tears: Gloria.
- Tribal Carry
- Video Nasty: Much like its predecessor, this film was banned in Britain as a Video Nasty.
- Western Terrorists
- Wacky Wayside Tribe