The Grim Reaper

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In this Z-grade Italian "gorror" movie, an American student and her friends go on a tour of the Greek islands and find themselves victimized and eaten by a disfigured psychotic cannibal who thinks that eating the flesh of strangers will help him atone for eating his own family after they were shipwrecked. Italian shlockmeister Joe D'Amato directed this yummy bit of fun.

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  • Apr 24, 2013
    Joe D'Amato's notorious video nasty. Didn't make much sense, only served its sole purpose of shocking the audience with lots and lots of gore. Some of the scenes were remarkable considering it's low budget. But watching this film really tires me out with it's horrible horrible soundtrack, over synthesized score nearly killed me. Do not consume anything while watching this.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2011
    The infamous Joe D'Amato's masterpiece of gore worship. Not actually as unrelentingly violent as I was expecting it to be, with only two actually ultra violent scenes to be found. The maniac ripping the fetus out of the mothers womb and eating it, and of course the maniac ripping out his own intestines and eating them. What this does offer aside from gore is a rather by the numbers horror story about some rich kid tourists who visit a deserted island only to find that everyone on the Island seems to have dissappeared. Slowly they realize that the Island's inhabitants have actually been savagely murdered, and more often than not eaten as well. I thought that that one flashback scene of the killer, seemingly lost at sea, and forced to eat his wife and kid to survive, was a bad move for the film. No explanation was necassary. The guy lives in the caves of a deserted Island and eats all who step foot on it. What else would he be doing with his time? Watching televsion? Paying Taxes? Trying to over explain or rationalize horror movie maniacs behaviour (especially when it is done this heavy handedly) almost always proves to be a misstep. When all is said and done a very enjoyable Italian gore flick and I can definently see why it is D'Amato's most well known film. It is probably his most accessible (that I've seen) and all around best. Perhaps best known for those 2 gore scenes mentioned above, the film should be seen as a whole. I just hate when people epitomize a movie only for it's most extreme aspects and don't pay attention to anything else going on around it. This film does also have a pretty simple, but good nonetheless story, an awesome score, mediocre (but not bad) acting, and yes good gore. Must see for gorehounds. (PS, people who complain about bad dubs in Italian horror films are a pain in the ass. That's part of the fun. Get used to it or watch something else.)
    Ed Fucking H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2011
    Directed by Joe D'Amato and Starring Tisa Farrow, George Eastman, Saverio Vallone and Marcello Giombini. I don't think I could help myself from uploading the poster. [IMG]http://i55.tinypic.com/bi9cwm.jpg[/IMG] I will admit it is creative and better than most Slasher flicks I have seen I mean it has more of a gothic way to it rather than just gruesome acts of violence and it is indeed more of a mystery movie that I can watch again. This was an Italian Slasher made for Asian markets back in the early 80s that's why there are indeed so many cultural references and my country so far we were the only one with this fully uncut back for its time. I do admit for likening Endgame so I had luck for likening this because Joe D' Amato said for likening that out of all his 150 films. A group of Australian tourist arrive on an island near Greece after their boat's engine failed. So they of course arrive on it and the blind man claims he can small blood around the place so they decide to explore an abandon mansion. One of the tourists finds an old diary but little do they know that they as people are being stalked by a hideous deformed cannibalistic man. Where do I start with the story? Well I guess I liked it, it wasn't lacking or boring it was interesting to watch more of the mystery elements rather than violence's I liked the whole scenes with the house some very creepy stuff I give you that. The acting isn't perfect but I think Australian actor Tisa Farrwoth performance was better than her role zombie but still.... George Eastman as the beast was nothing more than frighting with that disturbing makeup and killing scenes. In my opinion he is my top 3 slasher film villains too bad they never did another movie. [IMG]http://i51.tinypic.com/24v8x1i.jpg[/IMG] The music isn't all the frighting more classic depending on the version you can find I guess. I have a 3 disk Japanese Tokum DVD that is fully Uncut and comes with the original score and I praise it for originality rather than just being scary. The style of the movie is rather more gothic and dark more than anything that catacomb scene was just freaky as hell with it eating the fetus of the girl. I liked the dark lit sets with the old house; you don't see many of those sorts of things anymore in these films at least. But it's annoying because it gets very dark. The special effects are indeed original along with the killing scenes not just a stab to the body. And then the blood and gore is indeed freaky the ending scene was indeed fucked up. But overall it's not a very high body count but they are graphic deaths. This movie has a fan base all around the world and frankly I finally see why, before I finished school some of my friends were ended talking about the movie and indeed how gory it was. No doubt the perfect film to watch on Halloween with your friends this year. Keiko's score 89-100.
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  • Jan 13, 2011
    Notorious Italian nasty, made infamous due to a couple of gross scenes of gore during the last 25 minutes of the movie... and they really were the only two points of interest for me. The movie plods along slowly, despite the atmospheric location and the occassional creepy vibe most of the film came off a bit boring to me. The gory moments were too few and far between but I enjoyed what was served up - there aren't too many fetus eating moments in the depraved world of the horror film so gorehounds savor those moments when they turn up.
    Lee ? Super Reviewer

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