- 1 hr 33 min
"Cannibal Ferox" is an Italian exploitation film written and directed by Umberto Lenzi. The movie tells the story of Gloria, a young anthropologist who leaves New York to embark on an expedition along with her brother Rudy and their close friend Pat into a remote section of the Amazon jungle. Their goal is to perform research that will enable Gloria to disprove the stories that some of the native tribes in the region are cannibals. However, unbeknownst to these three unfortunates, they are not the only Americans in the jungle. Two criminals from New York, Mike and Joe, have been hiding in the jungle in order to escape legal punishment for crimes they committed back home. Unfortunately for the three researches, Mike and Joe have been exploiting the natives to their benefits, forcing them to mine for emeralds in the jungle and farm the coca plant. Their abusive nature eventually leads to the death of some of the local tribespeople including the daughter of the tribe's chief. These actions lead to the tribe finally revolting against all of the outsiders present. After the tribespeople capture the group, they proceed to punish and kill them using extremely visceral acts of torture, each of which is shown in gory detail on camera. During these events, the tribe does, in fact, exhibit forms of cannibalism. Eventually, the only survivor is Gloria herself who manages to escape and eventually return to New York. However, despite what she learned in the jungle, Gloria chooses to keep the tribe's secret when she publishes her findings, deciding that its extreme actions were merely a response to the equally abhorrent actions of the two criminals.