So now that I’m rested and ready to carry on, let’s pick up where we left off with Exploitation April. So far we have covered real life exploitation in Guyana: Cult of the Damned and sexual exploitation in Schoolgirl Hitchhikers. Now it is time to look at another staple of the exploitation genre, horror and gore exploitation. If there are two things that exploitation is known for it is nudity and excessive violence and nothing exploits these two areas more than the Amazon Cannibal Movies of the Italian Horror Scene during the 1970’s and 1980’s.
This isn’t the first time I have looked at the Amazon Cannibal Movies. For those who have followed me for the past couple of years, I took a look at Cannibal Holocaust. You will also remember that I judged it rather fairly, considering it a decent movie. So what if Ruggero Deodato had to prove in front of a grand jury that he didn’t kill his actors? The movie was still good. But today we are going to look at the cheap knock off of Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox. Directed by Umberto Lenzi, who is often credited as starting the Amazon Cannibal movies, Cannibal Ferox has the feeling of Cannibal Holocaust just with a fraction of the talent and a lot more sleaze.
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I think it is time that we delve into the ‘adult’ movies that the film industries have produced over the years. Ever since the moving pictures were created it was almost a forgone conclusion that pornography would be the next logical step and ever since then when there has been movies, there has been sleazy porn to follow behind it to profit on our most basic instincts. With the way the internet is today, porn is something that is easy to access en masse in small 10-20 minute videos. But back in the pre-internet days, pornographic movies were its own thriving system with their own theaters, genres, and so forth. The Golden Age of Porn in the 1970’s gave birth to many ‘unique’ experiences in film making. But out of all of these movies, there are few that can top the iconic status of one of the biggest Pornos that has ever existed, Debbie Does Dallas. Starring porn legends Bambi Woods and Robert Kerman (under the pseudonym Richard Bolla), Debbie Does Dallas is one of the most underrated comedic movies of the 1970’s. I do find it a shame that a movie like this is looked down on because it is a porno. Granted, its fellow adult movies which include the likes of Hardgore and Pirates might not help its case. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Debbie Does Dallas”
So in honor of the success of my quiz at CUPS Coffee and Tea in Roanoke Virginia (Shameless plug status achieved), let’s talk about a film that was the answer to one of the questions on my quiz… Which also happens to be one of the most violent, gory, disturbing, and controversial films ever made. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Cannibal Holocaust”