Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Horror / Romance

IMDb Rating 4.8 10 2,147


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April 9, 2019



Adrienne Barbeau as Mrs. Monetgue
Bill Maher as Himself
Pat Crawford Brown as Secretary
Shannon Tweed as Lisa Grace
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636.7 MB
23.976 fps
90 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Scott LeBrun 7 / 10 / 10

"Oh, my God, you're marinating me!"

Provided that prospective viewers know what they're in for, "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death" can be a fun and reasonably intelligent movie. They should know up front that it goes for a campy approach, not a sleazy one, and it's lightly entertaining, even interesting. Don't expect any nudity (although there are plenty of sexily clad women and men) or on screen violence. Now, if you're still reading, you may actually find yourself laughing on more than one occasion at this fairly pointed script (by writer / director J.F. Lawton, who went on to write "Pretty Woman" and "Under Siege") and the lively, amiable performances. It basically satirizes gender politics in a yarn about feminist professor Margo Hunt (blonde bombshell Shannon Tweed), hired by the U.S. government to infiltrate a large section of California "jungle" and deal with a primitive tribe of females known as the Piranha women. These Amazonian type babes are in the habit of eating their male counterparts after having sex with them. Before making her trek into the jungle, Margo brings along an airhead student of hers, Bunny (Karen M. Waldron, "Return of the Killer Tomatoes") and hires a useless, Indiana Jones wannabe named Jim (comedian / political commentator Bill Maher), who it just so happens was a long ago one night stand of hers, as a guide. Some viewers will likely think that Lawton is simply too focused on making statements instead of making the movie fun, and in truth, the movie is, as I said, fairly light entertainment. But the jibes in the screenplay are regularly amusing, and Lawton makes sure to take shots at both sexes. Maher is very funny as an obnoxious chauvinist who is taken aback by a male tribe that behave in a very non-stereotypical manner for guys. He goes so far as to teach them about beer and hitting on women. Tweed is a very good straight woman here; if anybody is in any doubt about her having actual acting ability, they need only watch her here. Waldron is cute and adorable. Brett Stimely is likable as the studly Jean-Pierre, Barry Primus makes a guest appearance as the conniving Ford Maddox, and Adrienne Barbeau adds further value with her bright performance as the feminist author who's assumed command of the warrior women. This is, overall, a nice diversion for an hour and a half. Seven out of 10.

Reviewed by dsgraham212002 4 / 10 / 10

Will someone please make Bill Maher disappear (as the character in this film)...

You know, I can stand wretched performances from some actors, but Bill Maher is totally-unwatchable in this stink bomb. He isn't funny even for one moment, and you can't wait for him to die a painful death (in the film). Oh, the pain...the pain (in the immortal words of Dr. Smith of "Lost in Space" fame. I'm watching the Elvira, Mistress of the Dark version and she cannot appear often-enough. She's the sole reason to watch this piece of celluloid dreck. I know she hosts cinematic crud like this one, but jeez... Yes, I know it's supposed to be campy, but Maher is barely believable as a human being, much less an allegedly-chauvinistic whatever-he-is. This movie launched his comedy career, you say? Really? Who made that determination? I guess he does die in this thing, but I don't know if I'll make it that far. Even if he's supposed to be awful, he's so awful you can't believe how awful he is! Egad!

Reviewed by FlashCallahan 4 / 10 / 10

You're marinating me......

The U.S. government, eager to protect the nation's avacado supplies, recruits feminist professor Margo Hunt. She is hired to make contact with the Piranha Women, an all-female tribe who believe men are only good as a source of food. Accompanying Dr. Hunt on her trip are Jim, a guide of questionable competence, and Bunny, a student who wants to start a feminist cookery course....... Getting straight to the point, the title is the funniest and most entertaining part of the film, a wannabe satire showing that men are the weak minded fools we've always knew they were, whilst at the same time portraying women as literal man eaters. So in a sense, it can be quite clever at times, but the depiction of men in this film belong in a Zucker Brothers comedy, rather than a wannabe scathing satire on the men are from mars, women are from Venus argument. The bar scene, where they are trying to hire a guide, just feels like it's from a different film, and takes you away from the narrative, much like the strange tribe scene, where Jim turns the men into real men. And then there's the never ending references to Apocalypse Now, calling the main antagonist Kurtz is one thing, but you really have to do something other than to have someone say 'the horror, the horror'. The stunt casting of Shannon Tweed is wonderful though, and it does have that familiar eighties sheen to it, but other than the wonderfully amusing title, it doesn't do much.

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