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The Video Vacuum

PRIMITIVES (1978) ** ½

Italians had been making cannibal movies for years, so it was only a matter of time before the Indonesians started doing them too. This was their fist cannibal flick and it stars future Indonesian superstar Barry (billed “Berry”) Prima in his film debut. The plot involves some college students going into the jungle to research their thesis. There they encounter cannibals who rip off their clothes and subject them to the usual cannibal stuff. The movie includes cannibal traps, puking, cannibal birth and some hot cannibal breast feeding as well. There’s also a great part featuring a boomerang tomahawk too. We also get to see some Wild Kingdom style footage of snakes eating Gila Monsters, a crocodile battling a cheetah and an alligator getting its guts ripped open too. In the best scene a cannibal munches suggestively on some chick’s upper thigh. There’s also a pretty great scene where an Indonesian extra mud wrestles a giant rubber snake. Bela Lugosi would be proud. While it suffers whenever the cannibals are off screen, fans of flesh eating natives movies will wanna add it to their collection.
Tags: cannibal, horror, p
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