Byon Jul 27, 2012
The lovely Vivica A. Fox stars in this week’s Chiller TV premiere Junkyard Dog wherein a psychotic serial rapist with a penchant for nibbling on his victims has just captured his latest victim on Halloween night. It’s an interesting little flick that deals with a horror genre staple: cannibalism! Who doesn’t love a little flesh-chomping, right? Well, here are some of the most heinous horror movie cannibals of all time.
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980)
Ruggero Deodato’s is infamous for a lot of different, and equally horrific things: Murder. Rape. Animal cruelty. You name it and this pseudo-documentary probably crossed the line at some point during its ninety-six minute runtime. That said, nothing stands out more than those feisty indigenous cannibal tribes. They’re hungry and prepared to feast on just about anything. Including those poor defenseless turtles. Sadface.
Before hitting it big with Amelie, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet made a little more about an apartment building in France with a butcher who likes to chop up people and sell the meat to his tenants. Wait, what?! Yup. It’s pretty wild and fun. Sort of like Sweeney Todd without all the barbering.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
One of the seminal horror films about cannibals (and one of several films loosely based on the crimes of Ed Gein). Leatherface and the gang make for a truly creepy dinner party. Just ask Marilyn Burns (who played Sally Hardesty). She looks so terrified throughout that I’m pretty sure she had no idea it was only a movie. Yikes.
MOTEL HELL (1980)
This kooky, creepy 1980’s horror movie treat is another killing-and-chopping-up-people-for-meat films (you’d be surprised how popular they are). Farmer Vincent Smith makes the best smoked meats in all the land, but there’s a little secret: it’s human flesh. Yum!
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
The single greatest cinematic cannibal of all time is Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Played with Academy Award winning brilliance by Anthony Hopkins, the good doctor only spends around twenty-eight minutes on screen but still ends up being one of the most memorable movie villains ever. Oh, and he eats people. Loves it, in fact. Sadly, you don’t actually get to see him eat anyone until the chilling conclusion of Hannibal when he feasts on Ray Liotta’s brain. Dessert anyone?