Apocalypse Domani (Cannibal Apocalypse) (1980)
Release Date: Aug 4, 1980 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 5,535
Half zombie epic, half cannibal gorefest, this unusual blend of two popular Italo-horror subgenres results in a high-octane thriller that delivers the gory goods. The story involves a group of former Vietnam POW's who contract a bizarre disease in captivity which compels them to eat human flesh. Needless to say, this makes assimilation into post-war American life rather difficult as the gestating disease takes hold on the returning veterans, whose cannibal instincts eventually fight their way to
Aug 4, 1980 Wide
Apr 5, 2005
Almi Cinema 5
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while this might be a gory, sensationalist tale of infectious anthrophagy spread by veteran soldiers, it also, much like Bob Clark's Deathdream (1974), uses these genre trappings to explore the lasting trauma of post-Vietnam America.
A curious anagram of Rabid, with borrowings from Lolita and The Third Man and Antonio Margheriti's joking feeling for systematic chaos
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