Eaten Alive! (1980)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 19

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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.

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Icy
Icy
May 19, 2020 6:45 am

Bruh, when they get shot at, acting 101.

Danny Krukov
Danny Krukov
August 23, 2020 4:52 am

Definitely a comedy. I really enjoyed the animal scenes (they looked real, like actually) and the forced sex, which there was a lot.

Krukobobokinginamo
Krukobobokinginamo
Reply to  Danny Krukov
September 26, 2020 2:56 am

“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

mads
mads
Reply to  Krukobobokinginamo
November 11, 2020 2:12 am

well said kruko, I was thinking the same thing, and I’m vegan.

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
Reply to  mads
July 14, 2021 4:39 pm

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?

Jimothy Reborn
Jimothy Reborn
Reply to  Krukobobokinginamo
July 14, 2021 10:33 am

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?

MR BRIMSTONE
MR BRIMSTONE
Reply to  Jimothy Reborn
July 14, 2021 4:23 pm

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.

dion moss nz
dion moss nz
Reply to  MR BRIMSTONE
April 24, 2022 7:37 pm

lol @edgelord…..thts gold

OJ
OJ
November 28, 2020 10:58 am

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.

Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary
January 24, 2021 4:34 pm

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.

dion moss nz
dion moss nz
April 24, 2022 7:32 pm

i enjoyed it,8/10 tho hate the animal scenes,they looked real because they were real….but i concede thats how nature is and including those cut away scenes helped emerse the viewr into what surroundings the people were navigating tc.oldy but still a fun watch the whole movie.

ifuckincant
ifuckincant
April 24, 2022 11:29 pm

lol wtf is up with Mark just randomly beating the shit ouf sheila for no reason