Thursday, 20 October 2011

DVD review: Cannibal Anthropophagous 2000 (1999)

My DVD have the title Cannibal Anthropophagous 2000 (labeled US - edition with english subtitles) but this german flick directed by Andreas Schnass has two alternative titles; Anthropophagous 2000, Cannibal 2000 (US video title) and Man Eater 2000 (German title). The film is a tribute to Joe D'Amato and a remake of Antropophagus (1980) which is some what of a cult classic. The plot is very basic: A group of friends stumble onto the killing grounds of a cannibalistic loner who then mercilessly stalks down the party, one-by-one. When only a small group remains, they decide to take a stand against the murderer and fight for their lives. This is a typical Andreas Schnaas film with lots of gore and splatter but unlike the original his version lacks the creepy mood, actually he fails to create any sense of atmosphere but this is more gory than the original.  It actually has some insanely violent scenes but the gore/special fx is cheap looking. The acting is absolutely horrible and the sexscenes are laughable, this is the type of flick where the characters have sex without removing their underwear. All this said, the film is an improvement and shows that Schnass is getting better as a director  compared to the dreadfully bad Zombie 90.
Rating: 2 out of 7. If you are a fan of low budget splatter you might want to check it out but if not avoid it.


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