Eaten Alive! (1980)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 12

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AKA: Mangiati Vivi!, Eaten Alive by the Cannibals!, Doomed to Die, The Emerald Jungle
Year: 1980
Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
Starring: Janet Agren (Sheila), Robert Kerman (Mark), Ivan Rassimov (Jonas), Me Me Lai (Mowara), Paola Senatore (Diana)
Country: Italy, European Cinema
Language: Italian
Runtime: 01:32:27
Genres: Cannibalism, Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Violence Against Animals, Cult

Plot – Spoilers:
Sheila, a Swedish blonde speaking Italian and from Alabama is summoned by a bunch of Italian-speaking NY cops to help them understand what became of her sister Diana who went missing six months back. An Asian looking man was seen murdering a few men in NY and the cops feel Diana is linked. She was last known to have been part of a ‘back to nature’ cult led by a junkie-turned-godman, Jonas (roughly based on Jim Jones).

Not much is known of Sheila herself, except that her father owned a cotton mill and that she was depressed until recently. She’s full of vigour now however, and sets out boldly into New Guinea where her initial investigation suggests Diana might be. Along the way she hires a Vietnam veteran whose Rambo skills will be useful in combating the cannibals that infest the jungles there.

Eaten Alive has some glaring plot holes, but this isn’t a movie you watch for the story. The cannibal stuff is decent as can be expected from Lenzi, the man who kickstarted the genre. The cult angle which dominates, also gives the the cannibal excesses some respite.

9 thoughts on “Eaten Alive! (1980)

  • May 19, 2020 at 6:45 am
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    Bruh, when they get shot at, acting 101.

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  • August 23, 2020 at 4:52 am
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    Definitely a comedy. I really enjoyed the animal scenes (they looked real, like actually) and the forced sex, which there was a lot.

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    • September 26, 2020 at 2:56 am
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      “Oh I LiKe tHe aNiMaL cRuELTy sCeNeS iT mAkeS mE eDgY aF, BeTtEr tO mAke iT cLEaR tO ThE wHoLe WOrLd tO KnOw”!

      Seriously fuck off

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      • November 11, 2020 at 2:12 am
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        well said kruko, I was thinking the same thing, and I’m vegan.

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        • July 14, 2021 at 4:39 pm
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          You’re a vegan? Wow! I swear, ppl like you make me even more grateful for my neighbor whose veganism I would never have known about had he not politely declined a dinner invitation! Hey everybody, Once I drove 22 miles out of my way to take an injured Starling I found in the park to a rescue. Can I get some Brownie points too?

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      • July 14, 2021 at 10:33 am
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        It’s not about being edgy. It is about expressing admiration towards an often unrecognized career in the movie industry.

        Did your parents play tennis with your head?

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        • July 14, 2021 at 4:23 pm
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          Don’t sweat it dude. In this era, you’re lucky you don’t have a multitude of pretentious sissies accusing you of being an “Edgelord” for saying you like the way a scene was captured and making a little “tongueincheek” gest about it being a comedy.

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  • November 28, 2020 at 10:58 am
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    What a hideous combination of white chicks with big boots, savages, some fake rape, terrible fights and other loads of rubbish. However it was enjoyable.

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  • January 24, 2021 at 4:34 pm
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    I only knew of the Eaten Alive movie about the psychopath feeding his victims to a crocodile. Supposedly based on the true story behind Joe Ball. “Alligator Man”. For those who didn’t know about it and would want to check that one out also.

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