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Welcome to the Who the Real Cannibals Are, your best resource for the cannibal horror genre of the 70's and 80's! Inside you'll find reviews, director bios, actor bios, and more on the best (and worst) cannibal movies out there. Whether you're a hardened cannibal movie fan or just a little curious, there's more than enough to fill your appetite (pun intended!).

Who the Real Cannibals Are, named after the famous line from Cannibal Holocaust, focuses on the time period around the 'cannibal boom' that started in the 1970's and was over by the late 1980's, with the majority of these films being Italian productions. So apologies, but don't go expecting any reviews of Silence of the Lambs or Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the site. What you can expect though is a passion for the cannibal genre and the great amount of influence it has been having on the horror genre over the years. Although these films have more than their fair share of flaws (which are brought to light in the reviews and articles throughout the site), this is one of the most unique genres in horror and truly worthy of a look for any movie fan with a strong stomach. But enough blabbering, let's get to the movies!

Reviews: (Contains spoilers)

The Man From The Deep River (aka Deep River Savages) (1972)

Jungle Holocaust (aka Last Cannibal World) (1977)

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (aka Trap Them and Kill Them) (1977)

Papaya Love Goddess of the Cannibals (aka Caribbean Papaya) (1978)

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Cannibal Ferox (aka Make Them Die Slowly!) (1980)

The Devil Hunter (aka The Man Hunter) (1980)

Zombie Holocaust (aka Dr. Butcher M.D.) (1980)

Cannibal Terror (1981)

Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story (aka Cannibal Holocaust II) (1985)

Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (aka Cannibal Ferox 2) (1985)

Natura Contro (aka Cannibal Holocaust II, The Green Inferno) (1988)


Ruggero Deodato (Director)

Umberto Lenzi (Director)

Robert Kerman (Actor)

Me Me Lai (Actor)

Ivan Rassimov (Actor)


The History of Cannibal Films

Animal Cruelty in the Cannibal Genre

Why I Love (and Hate) the Cannibal Genre