Monday, September 29, 2008

Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)

Director: Sergio Martino

Starring: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach

More Info: IMDB

Tagline: When the price of lust is death..!

Plot: Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress) and her brother Arthur (Antonio Marsina) get off a plane somewhere in South America, allegedly in search of her husband. They team up with, Dr. Edward Foster (Stacy Keach). The three head into the jungle, get in more than a few fights amongst themselves, and view lots of gratuitous animal cruelty, notable an iguana getting eviscerated.

My Rating: 8/10

Would I watch it again? Yeah! And next time while eating sloppy joes!

#40 on Drive-In Delirium Volume 2 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Man, this movie rocks! I think this is the second cannibal flick I've seen (the first one being CANNIBAL FEROX (1981) which was amazing) and I'm looking forward to more. These Italian cannibal flicks are not for everyone. Even a lot of hard core B movie & horror fans stay away from these and it's usually because they show animals being killed in various gruesome ways, almost always at the hands of natives. There are even some shots that were obviously set-up by the film makers to get that great shot of a boa constrictor eating a spider monkey or something similar. THAT is just wrong. It was purely done for sensationalism and it adds nothing to the films but giving something audiences to squirm and scream about. AND some of those shots were used in multiple films. The snake/monkey scene was used in CF and this one.

Jungle Law: (FUCKING HOT IN EVERYTHING SHE DOES) Ursula is walking through the jungle in high-heel boots. Keach kills a tarantula. Now the natives have to sacrifice an iguana in a ritual to make everything OK with the gods since they're so superstitious.
"American Idol has been very, very good to me."

Besides the animal and cannibal action you get:

- LOADS of jungle bush
- Two natives getting it on
- One native fucking a giant pig

- One native girl all muddied-up and masturbating
- Ursula having mud slathered on her naked body by native chicks (giggidy)

What else do you get in this Oscar-snubbed picture?

In one scene a native frees a muddy and naked Ursula from her bondage only to rape her. He gets caught and his native buddies cuts of the guy's crank. Then they start eating snakes and shit because apparently that's what you do after separating a guy from his junk. I don't think even Lorena Bobbit did that. And since when are there fat natives in the jungle?

It's got a very satisfying ending and by the time you've gotten there you've been on one helluva ride and by the time it was over I was ready to jump back on and ride it again.


  1. I haven't seen the titilating taboo tale you review above, but I did watch Ravenous(1999) which is another cannibal movie, which I enjoyed and would recommend to you.

  2. Ravenous is a fantastic flick. LOVE it.