a precursor to the blair witch project and an off shoot of the mondo films which took cameras to exotic locations and showed the barbarism of the natives. this one asks us who the real barbarians are as we see the film crew descend into true barbarism as they rape natives, pillage their villages, and kill animals seemingly without reason. apparently there were a string of italian cannibal films and this is sort of the pinnacle of the genre. it’s more infamous than famous because of its brutality and gore factor, some of which is not at all staged (the animal killings, for example). it’s not an appetizing film, but for the initiated it’s not the grossest thing you’ll ever see either. this film isn’t very entertaining, but it’s interesting and a somewhat important film for the novelty of it.