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2016 Nitehawk Nasties: I EAT CANNIBALS
For this 2016 edition of Nitehawk Nasties, we’ve selected four very different approaches to one of the last taboos in film. Evolving from HG Lewis’ Blood Feast, Cornel Wilde’s The Naked Prey, and the “Mondo” pseudo-documentaries of the 60s, cannibalism in cinema eventually found its way into the modern genre film. From gut wrenching horror, bizarre comedy, & the surreal; people eating people in movies has been prepared and served up in many styles.
With as many laughs as shocks, Jackie Kong’s Blood Diner is fun, creative, and distinctly 80s. Cocaine fueled rage brings down ultimate slow death revenge in Umberto Lenzi’s endurance test, Cannibal Ferox. You’ll understand why his William Castle inspired promotion landed director Ruggero Deodato in an Italian court, having to prove he hadn’t made a snuff film when you see his 1980 definitive “nasty” Cannibal Holocaust. Combining erotic horror with a delicate French touch, Claire Denis brutally romantic Trouble Every Day is as polarizing now as when it was initially released. No matter what your taste we’ve got something for you, all presented in 35mm!