The other music during the film is ok. A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals. A woman is searching for her missing sister and she finds hope in the folly of a dead hit-man who has a film on him. It is a shame that the poor ending reduces the film to little more than an encounter with prehistoric men, as there was a potential here for connecting fanaticism and tribal beliefs that is not quite followed through. For the title track from the album, see Eaten Alive song. . Fast and Mardi Rustam and produced by Fast, Larry Huly, Robert Kantor and Mardi, Mohammed and Samir Rustam.
It is almost as if the film could not quite decide what it wanted to be and attempted to cover its back by touching upon key genre elements. One of the less gruesome cannibal tales. The music deserves mention too, a catchy tune plays during the opening credits. She then leaves for the jungle joined by cannibal film regular Robert Kerman playing Mark Butler , where they meet up with the standard Cannibal tribe and a Jim Jones like cult leader. Unlike the excessive colour and histrionics that accompany the murders of humans in the film, the slaughtering of a crocodile early on the film is effective because there is no obvious artifice. He is then run over by a truck and killed. Although the gender politics are as shaky as those of other films in the cannibal cycle — Eaten Alive has its share of women being slapped into reason or gratuitously gang-raped — and the stilted acting is only accentuated by the deadpan dubbing, the film is well-paced and almost unpredictable.
In fact, the one thing that significantly keeps the film from being just another cliché-ridden cannibal exploitation flick is the innovative introduction of Jonas Ivan Rassimov , whose idealistic dream of a return to nature dangerously blends in with tyranny and constructs in his figure an interesting Kurtzian prophetic savant. The version I watched was sadly cut, and some gory scenes that were about to be shown then quickly jumped to another scene. If it is true that there is self-indulgent or just plain lazy lingering over sequences of animal fighting or eating each other, this gives the film the certain National Geographic feel that it seems to be looking to attain in places. He brainwashes all his followers, and has strict rules, like no drinking of alcohol. It turns out that her missing sister is part of a religious community in the jungle lead by a character named Jonas. Of course escape is next to impossible with the always-hungry cannibals waiting them out and the crazy followers of the suicide cult leader ready to eat them on command. The film stars Neville Brand, Roberta Collins, Robert Englund, William Finley, Marilyn Burns, Janus Blythe and Kyle Richards.
For instances, there is no real explanation for the snake dildo that Jonas uses on Sheila Janet Agren , but then the camera does not linger there. This violence acts as a counterpoint to the hacking of bodies and visceral curiosity that permeates part of Eaten Alive! The film then goes off into the usual cannibal film thing. This article is about the Tobe Hooper film. Review The film begins in Canada and New York, with an Asian hitman killing his victims by blowing poisoned darts at them. The reflectionist commentary of Cannibal Holocaust is obviously missing here, and its collection of atrocities being visited on mostly female bodies is little more than standard gore-fare, but there is a certain urge to the film that is difficult to describe. These take her to a New Guinean jungle, where a white man, reverend Jonas, has erected himself as chief of a Purification sect seeking to bring collective suicide to both a cannibal tribe and his American followers. For the film by Umberto Lenzi, see Eaten Alive!.
In terms of its potential interest for gore fans, there are a few extreme moments buried amongst other more subtle or muted scenes of violence where either the camera looks away or vision is blocked by an object. The odd animal is killed, they find parts of bodies etc. Interestingly enough, as with Cannibal Holocaust, the most difficult scenes to watch for a contemporary viewer are probably those of violence against animals. A professor tells Sheila that the ritual is from a tribe in New Guinea, so she travels there and finds Vietnam war veteran Mark Butler cannibal film regular Robert Kerman and pays him to find her sister. For the Diana Ross album, see Eaten Alive album. It was written by Kim Henkel, Alvin L.
Eaten Alive known under various alternate titles, including Death Trap, Horror Hotel, and Starlight Slaughter is an American horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and released in May 1977. . . . .
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