Flesh Eating Mothers (1988)
Director: James Aviles Martin
Main Stars: Robert Lee Oliver, Donatella Hecht, Neal Rosen, Valorie Hubbard, Carolyn Gratsch
Storyline: A disease spreads that turns cheating house wives into cannibals.
Review (Spoils): Ok a sexual transmitted disease spreads through the small town in which women who had children only get affected. We learn that these house wives and moms turn into cannibals and an urge for flesh. After some deaths, children fleeing and some medical tests the truth comes out that it was spread by having sex.
The classic gives us some of the worse acting you have ever heard, blood, gore, arms being chewed, penises are being eaten and even babies! This film screams low dollar and 80s which makes it a great horrible film. Do not expect any grade A in this and you shouldn’t with this title anyways.
Rating: Ever watch a film that is so bad that it’s funny? If the answer is No skip this title if the answer is Yes maybe check this out….. Its moms that eat people! Oh and you will need a few drinks to get through it!
Cannibal Holocaust 2 (1988)
Director: Antonio Climati
Main Stars: Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Nerlo, May Deseligny
Storyline: four people head into the jungle to look for a lost professor and instead run into a group of bandits that are torturing tribal people.
Review (Spoils): We have a group of people who find out a professor is still alive in the Amazon so they steal a plane and go look for him. Once in the jungle they get help from a female tribeswoman and she leads them to the professor and her tribe. When they get to the jungle tribe they learn that there are bandits there that are torturing the people so that they steal their treasure. Somewhere in here there is a storyline of some child smugglers and saving animals from being tortured and eaten.
This film is a mess and feels like it was only created because of the backlash from the first film. The film is lacking violence, gore and a unique storyline. The only thing cannibal in the film is it is tribe’s people. I personally do not understand what Antonio Climati was trying to prove with this film.
Rating: This is film dry and boring and if it was never made it would not have mattered. With a title like Cannibal Holocaust you would think it would at least try to shock.
Cannibal Ferox 2 (1985)
Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini
Main Stars: Michael Spokiw, Suzane Carvalho, Milton Rodriguez
Storyline: A plane crashes in the jungle and the survivors must survive the jungle.
Review (Spoils): In Brazil a man wants to find dinosaur bones and takes a flight into the deep Amazonia. The plane crashes in the jungle and himself and the other passengers must work together to get through the animals, quicksand and of course some cannibal jungle tribes.
This film for some reason is also known as Massacre in Dinosaur Valley instead of Cannibal Ferox 2 not sure why. We have some poorly written scripts with bad acting but at the same time we have some classic nudity (did I mention that some of the plane passengers where models?) and some killer piranha and alligators, very cool quicksand scene and of course cannibals that wants to sacrifice the ladies to the dinosaur god. The film has really nothing to do with the first one except that it yet again exploits cannibals and rape. The plane scene is very enjoyable as it is laughable …and the sleaze is there. Over the top sleaze for this euro-trash horror film.
Rating: We have a lesbian rape scene, lots of nudity, cannibals and some very horrible acting. We have the pretty Suzane Carvalho but a very poor story. You need a lot of beers to get the point of this film but all the stuff that I mentioned early helps the film along.
Blood Fest 2 (2002)
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Main Stars: Trey Bosworth, Lavelle Higgins, Mark McLachlan, Toni Wynne
Storyline: A cannibal caterer kills and eats young women to bring back an Egyptian goddess.
Review (Spoils): If the storyline does not ring any bells then you really should check out Blood Feast and Blood Diner. We have another entry for the Blood Feast series (yes it’s a series) as one of the kings of low dollar gore is back, Herschell Gordon Lewis!! The storyline is not far from the 1963 original in which someone is trying to bring back and please the Egyptian goddess by butchering young ladies and selling them as goods. The film does not stray far from the others as we have poor acting, senseless situations, lots of nudity and blood and gore!
Herschell Gordon Lewis is great at what he does. He brings horny horror fans locked to the screen for pointless young women getting slaughtered. When you have young ladies named like Bambi and Laci and they get grinded into meat foods what is there not to love? When I say gore I mean gore!!! We have decapitations, brain removals, disembowelments, eye gauging and a nice lingerie party. Why a lingerie party? Why the fuck not!!!
Rating: I normally hate remakes and this is basically a remake but at least they place a nice 2 beside the title… I’m cool with that. We have lots of blood, gore, bad acting and some nice ladies….thank you Herschell Gordon Lewis yet again for your trashy taste in horror films.
The Cottage (2008)
Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Main Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison, Doug Bradley
Storyline: A kidnapping goes wrong when they come across a mad farmer.
Review (Spoils): David and Peter decide to kidnap Tracey who is a daughter of a powerful gangster for money. When dumbass brothers get the step brother Andrew involved getting the ransom money it all goes wrong as the bag is filled with paper. They race over to nearby village Tracey takes control of the situation but races over to a farm to reverse the ransom where a maniac farmer lives.
We have side comments, some funny moments and some maniac cannibal like fun. Blood and humour is what this one is about. This film is actually entertaining and funny…..not over the top but it kept me entertained.
Rating: I really have to be in the mood for comedy and horror to be together and I did not know this when I threw the disc on. Disappointing at first but it drew me in…..it is worth checking out.
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (1984)
Director: Wes Craven
Main Stars: Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas, John Bloom, Michael Berryman, Penny Johnson Jerald, Janus Blythe
Storyline: A group of bikers get mixed up with the redneck family of the desert
Review (Spoils): a group of biker on their way to a race become stranded in the desert, home of the redneck cannibal family of the first film. The bus broke down and they start to wander off while the bus is being looked into. This leads to the cannibals realising more people are in their territory and they start to hunt them down.
Wes Craven is back with a sequel to his original classic. We have a bunch of flashbacks from the first film, hell even the dog has a flashback (this made me fucking laugh and its classic). We have the return of the Bobby character and Ruby along with the classic redneck Michael Berryman but this time he is more funny than menacing. John Bloom takes the part of the barbarian like redneck so does most the dirty work. The characters in this one outside the cannibals are blah… you don’t care if they die as they are almost unbearable. I’m pretty sure this was made for one reason money for Wes Craven. Some of the scenes are just stupid also such as when the redneck steals the bike and goes for a tour, the lack of blood and gore (except for the cut throat scene) this film is just missing the mark for the series.
Rating: This is not a very good sequel at all… I would say the worse but that has already been taken by The Exorcist 2. I loved the first film so to see this piece of lameness was hard, it ruined the series. The movie is just too predictable and it repeative of the first one and lacking the scares. I guess to see the dog to have a flashback is worth a drinks at least.
Director: Antonia Bird
Main Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies, Jeffery Jones
Storyline: During the Mexican-American War we hear a tale of cannibalism
Review (Spoils): Captain John Boyd (Guy Pearce) is demoted during the Mexican-American War and sent to Fort Spencer. At this fort a Scotsman named Colquhoun (Robert Carlyle) shows up all frozen and looking for help. He gets warmed up and starts to tell the tale of his past leader who would eat people to survive. This starts the investigation and the tale of the Windigo.
Welcome to the 1800’s where we are at war and not afraid to fight, shoot, rape and eat people. This film is not your typical horror film as it does not just throw out some gore, some blood and shock. Instead this film builds on storytelling and that it does well. We have a nice little story of war in the 1800s along with the mystery and then cut loose at the end. We have lots of eating, shooting and biting and a nice conversation piece on the right way to eat people.
Rating: This is a savage film that does not need a lot of gore to make it work. Antonia Bird created something different here and I still count this as horror. The acting is very well done, the cast is great, the storyline is very interesting and hell it is about cannibals. I personally think Jeffery Jones stood out if possible. If you have not seen this film I recommend it.