Legendary Italian exploitationeer/pornographer Joe D’Amato (Emanuelle in America, Porno Holocaust) dug new depths of terror with his infamous gorefest Anthropophagus, a perennial favorite of old-school VHS bootleggers everywhere. A group of tourists that includes Video Nasty veterans Tisa Farrow (Mia’s sister, star of Fulci’s Zombie) and Zora Kerova (Cannibal Ferox) arrive on a small Greek island looking for fun in the sun. But it’s not all beautiful scenery and gorgeous villas; a hulking, deformed monstrosity played by co-screenwriter/memorable man-beast George Eastman (1990: The Bronx Warriors) is hungry and looking for prey. A surprisingly atmospheric addition to the Nasties list, the film uses its candle-lit corridors, ghostly dread-building and repulsive teeth-on-flesh ripping on its way to a genuinely shocking climax. Join us for a rare stateside 35mm unleashing of Anthropophagus on the Cinefamily screen! NOTE: our screening comes from the R-rated U.S. version of the film known as The Grim Reaper. We will be screening any scenes missing from the 35mm print on DVD after the film.
Dir. Joe D’Amato, 1980, 35mm, 87 min.

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