Celebrating the Tasty, Tasty Human: Five Cannibal Film Favorites
Frontiere(s): Xavier Gens’ French thriller, in which a group of criminals escaping riots end up in the clutches of a group of cannibalistic neo-Nazis, is one of my favorites. Excessively violent and filled to the brim with the requisite blood and guts, the film pays direct homage to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in one of its most amazing scenes. Preceding it, however, is yet another absolutely gut-wrenching moment involving the protagonist, played by Karina Testa, and the young actress Maude Forget, who tearfully explains how she came to be involved with the cannibal clan. Through the blood and gore that pervade the film is an absolutely beautiful movie filled with incredible performances, and it should not be missed.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: Inspired in part by prolific serial killer Ed Gein, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is essential viewing, at least for me. While the cannibalistic tendencies of Leatherface and his family are more subdued, the film’s dinner scene, wherein the family gathers around the kitchen table with Sally, only to be served her friends by a transvestite Leatherface, has become one of the most iconic scenes in horror film history and thus cements this classic a spot on this list.