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Third World Cannibal Films

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The Main Course

The films listed below are collectively known as "Third World Cannibal Films". They began with Umberto Lenzi's Man from Deep River in 1972, which was basically an Italian version of A Man Called Horse, but substituting a cannibal tribe for the Native Americans in the former film. The scenes of cannibalism in the film were definitely gory for the time but rather brief. However, this early film already included all the ingredients for all subsequent films in the genre throughout the 1980's - gore, nudity, sex, survival, and the added brutality of animal cruelty, which was a deplorable 'shock factor' element lifted from the Italian "mondo films" of the previous decade. All these ingredients would be mixed to shocking perfection with Ruggero Deodato's 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust, arguably the best and definitely the most notorious of the entire sub-genre; followed closely by Umberto Lenzi's Cannibal Ferox (aka Make Them Die Slowly) in 1981. Cannibal Holocaust would prove to be an influential film itself, and is generally considered to be the first film cited in the relatively new sub-genre known as "Found Footage Films".
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1972 - Italy - Umberto Lenzi
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1977 - Italy - Ruggero Deodato
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1977 - Italy - Joe D'Amato
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1978 - Italy - Sergio Martino
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1978 - Italy - Joe D'Amato
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 2.9
Primitives (1980)
1978 - Indonesia - Sisworo Gautama Putra
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1980 - Italy - Ruggero Deodato
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
Eaten Alive (1980)
1980 - Italy - Umberto Lenzi
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1980 - Italy - Marino Girolami
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1980 - Italy - Antonio Margheriti
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1980 - Spain - Jesus Franco
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
1980 - Hong Kong - Tsui Hark
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1980 - Spain - Jesus Franco
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 2.3
1980 - France/Spain - Alain Deruelle
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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.2
1981 - Italy - Umberto Lenzi
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1982 - Italy - Alan Birkinshaw
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1983 - Spain - Jesus Franco
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1983 - Thailand - Hong Lu Wong
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.9
Cut and Run (1985)
1985 - Italy - Ruggero Deodato
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1985 - Italy - Michele Massimo Tarantini
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1985 - Mexico - Rene Cardona Jr.
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1985 - Italy - Mario Gariazzo
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1988 - Italy - Antonio Climati
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Land of Death (2004)
2003 - Italy - Bruno Mattei
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2003 - Italy - Bruno Mattei
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The Appetizers

These films listed below preceded the exploitation cannibal films which began in the 1970's. In some cases, they directly inspired and influenced later filmmakers. A direct line can be drawn from Five Came Back to The Naked Prey to Deodato's Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (aka Jungle Holocaust) and Cannibal Holocaust.
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1931 - USA - Edward A. Salisbury
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1939 - USA - John Farrow
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1954 - USA - Lee Sholem
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
1956 - USA - John Farrow
(A remake, by the same director, of the previous film Five Came Back)
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1956 - USA
(This film is primarily edited together from Gow the Killer)
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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
A Dog's Life (1962)
1962 - Italy - Paolo Cavara/Gualtiero Jacopetti/Franco Prosperi
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People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Africa Addio (1966)
1966 - Italy - Gualtiero Jacopetti/Franco Prosperi
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1966 - USA - Cornel Wilde
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A list of the "third world cannibal" film subgenre. Titles are listed chronologically.

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Posted: 5 years ago at Nov 26 0:59
What about 'The Naked Prey'?
Posted: 5 years ago at Nov 26 11:22
Blankend, that's a great suggestion. I had considered adding that film along with Five Came Back and some other early films that were precursors to the cannibal film subgenre, but then I decided to focus on the exploitation films from the '70 & '80s. I'm going to take your film suggestion in mind though and break the list into two sections, the first section being the existing '70s & '80s exploitation films and the second section being the earlier films that inspired them.

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