Monday, January 9, 2023


Obro (Gordon Mitchell) fights off some cannibal men in THE GIANT OF METROPOLIS (1961)

Italian cinema has always been fascinated by cannibals or cannibalism. Is this the first mainstream movie with cannibals on display and in action? I know there are Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE (1960) but, if I recall correctly, you don't see them trying to eat someone who's still alive. Effective scene but a bit over-the-top. There's an Italian movie called ADAM AND EVE VS THE CANNIBALS from the 1980s which sums up the whole Italian cannibal trend: even Adam and Eve were not safe from cannibals! THE GIANT OF METROPOLIS is great PEPLUM sci-fi!

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