“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Cannibal Terror (1980)
How bad is it? It's sometimes called the worst cannibal movie, which is saying something. Should you see it? No. The one joke is the "savages," seen below. I just saved you a viewing.
This film gets mixed up with a Jess Franco film with similar cast, title and storyline (and which also isn't good), but was made by the same people who made "Zombie Lake," which is among the worst zombie movies. The film starts out as a kidnapping story that has one funny scene when a guy gets baffled by whether a door is a "pull" or a "push." You wonder when the cannibals are coming. They take the kidnapped girl to the jungle (somewhere in a conservatory in Paris, from the looks of it), when they finally encounter the cannibals - the least convincing cannibals in film - caucasians, make-up that stops at their neck, side-burns, comb-overs, potbellies. They dance. They eat pig entrails. They dance again. They threaten. They dance again. Not much happens after that.