Watch Slave of the Cannibal God
- 98 hr
In 1978, the film industry introduced another horror-thriller offering that garnered the attention of movie enthusiasts. The movie was called "Slave of the Cannibal God". Starring Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, and Claudio Cassinelli, the movie took audiences on an unforgettable adventure that was full of suspense and intrigue. The movie was directed by Sergio Martino and written by Sergio Donati, Cesare Frugoni, and Renzo Genta. The film was infamous for its graphic violence and gore, which were not commonly seen in movies during that time. The movie starts with Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress), a New York anthropologist who ventures to New Guinea to discover the whereabouts of her husband who disappeared on a research mission. Along with her brother-in-law (Stacy Keach), who is a Vietnam veteran, Susan treks into the wilderness guided by a native called Manolo. To get to their destination, they need to cross the river with the local tribe's permission. In exchange for permission, the group agrees to take a girl named Luna to her tribe, which is believed to be hiding in the jungle. Throughout their jungle trek, the trio encounters a variety of animal attacks, and various natural obstacles, and they end up in the tribe's village, where they are welcomed by the chief, who does not allow anyone to leave. To make matters worse, they soon discover that the tribe is cannibalistic and sacrifices humans to their God Katahdin. Susan's husband is believed to be among the sacrifices, and she must find him before he meets his gruesome fate. The movie's climax is a horror-filled, edge-of-your-seat finale that includes human sacrifice and cannibalism, with Susan fighting for her life and those of the rest of the trapped group. As the story draws to its conclusion, the audience is left wondering who will survive and what gruesome fates lie ahead. The primary drawcard of "Slave of the Cannibal God" was the performance of its leads, particularly the stunning Ursula Andress. Andress' character was portrayed as a survivor and someone who is not afraid to fight for her life. Stacy Keach was also commendable in his portrayal of the character who is a survivor of the Vietnam war and has already seen horrors in his life. Bringing to life the jungle setting was the cinematography team, which captured both the raw beauty and dangers of the location. The lush greenery and prehistoric landscapes were particularly breathtaking, while the tension-filled scenes found the atmosphere turning dark and ominous. The movie's sound design, by contrast, was often too intrusive and repetitive, making it hard to immerse oneself in the scene. Despite its overall plot being formulaic, "Slave of the Cannibal God" was a bold and daring film that pushed the envelope in the horror-thriller genre. With its stories of human sacrifice, primal rituals, and cannibalism, the movie was not for the faint of heart. Still, it remains a cult classic with fans of the genre and fans of the stars, Ursula Andress, and Stacy Keach. In summary, "Slave of the Cannibal God" indeed shocked and disturbed its audience with its graphic depictions of violence and cannibalism. The film stands out for its cinematography and strong performances by Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach. The movie offered a raw and intense experience, which continues to captivate audiences, even today.