SLAVE OF THE CANNIBAL GOD
MOUNTAINOF THE CANNIBAL GOD; PRISONER OF THE CANNIBAL GOD
(La Montagno del Dio Cannibale)
As with any cannibal film, Slave of the Cannibal God/Prisoner of the Cannibal God largely exists as a smorgasbord of decapitations and human entrails. These contain some undeniable shock effects one of the bearers is caught in a trap that slams him between two cage sides mounted with sharp rocks and the others returning to find only a gnawed arm; the gutting of Claudio Cassinelli around a campfire; a natives dick chopped off for attempting to have his way with Ursula Andress; a dwarf kicked out of the way and falling and splattering his brains over a rock. Whatever grander pretensions these films have, gore is ultimately the bottom line. As to why the answer is probably the same that one can give as to why some like Mexican food with chilli hot enough to burn ones head off some people just like it that way and it is seen as a kind of badge of courage the most extreme one is able to endure.
Sergio Martinos other genre films include:- the giallo Blade of the Ripper (1971), Theyre Coming to Get You (1972) about Satanists, the giallo Torso/The Body Bears Traces of Carnal Violence (1973), the cannibal film The Great Alligator (1980), Isle of the Fishmen/Screamers (1981), the occult film Murder in the Etruscan Cemetary (1982), the post-holocaust film 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983) and the giallo Mozart is a Murderer (1999), as well as wrote Devilfish/Devouring Waves/Monster Shark/Red Ocean (1984) and the killer cyborg film Hands of Steel (1986).
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