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At one point, even the sequel to Anthropophagus was marketed as another entry in the Zombie film series (which originally began with George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, which was internationally titled as Zombi).  Apart from Romero’s film, the sequential entries rode more on the coattails of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1979) (originally touted as an unofficial sequel to Romero’s film by being titled as Zombi 2 overseas).  
The “series” continued with Zombi 3, initially helmed by Fulci, who ended up backing out of the project mere weeks into it due to illness.  It was Bruno Mattei who continued this train wreck into Zombi 4, after which it almost seems like any film from any region that had anything to do with cannibalism was instantly categorized as a “Zombie" film, including Joe D’Amato’s sequel to his notorious Anthropophagus (1980).
Just like Anthropophagus, Absurd also went down in infamy when it was declared a Video Nasty in the U.K., and prosecuted (along with 39 other films) under the Obscene Publications Act in 1984.  To make matters worse, the film became the name inspiration for a German black metal band, the original members of which were later convicted for the strangling death of a 15-year-old boy (the band members themselves were all under the age of 18 at the time).

At one point, even the sequel to Anthropophagus was marketed as another entry in the Zombie film series (which originally began with George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, which was internationally titled as Zombi).  Apart from Romero’s film, the sequential entries rode more on the coattails of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1979) (originally touted as an unofficial sequel to Romero’s film by being titled as Zombi 2 overseas).  

The “series” continued with Zombi 3, initially helmed by Fulci, who ended up backing out of the project mere weeks into it due to illness.  It was Bruno Mattei who continued this train wreck into Zombi 4, after which it almost seems like any film from any region that had anything to do with cannibalism was instantly categorized as a “Zombie" film, including Joe D’Amato’s sequel to his notorious Anthropophagus (1980).

Just like Anthropophagus, Absurd also went down in infamy when it was declared a Video Nasty in the U.K., and prosecuted (along with 39 other films) under the Obscene Publications Act in 1984.  To make matters worse, the film became the name inspiration for a German black metal band, the original members of which were later convicted for the strangling death of a 15-year-old boy (the band members themselves were all under the age of 18 at the time).

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Anthropophagus (1980)

Don’t worry, it’s (obviously) not a real fetus.

Though, you do have to sort of feel for George Eastman here, because it was actually a skinned rabbit that he had to bite into.

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Anthropophagus (1980)

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Anthropophagus (1980)

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deathbydvd:

Anthropophagus

Sir, I do not think you have completely thought this decision through.
You need those to live.

deathbydvd:

Anthropophagus

Sir, I do not think you have completely thought this decision through.

You need those to live.

Antropophagus (a.k.a. Anthropophagous: The Beast, a.k.a. Man Beast, a.k.a. The Grim Reaper, a.k.a. The Savage Island, a.k.a. The Zombie’s Rage) (1980)

Don’t worry - it’s not a real fetus. 

It’s just a skinned rabbit.

Poor George Eastman…

I just now discovered that Andreas Schnaas, who brought the world the hilariously awful “Violent Shit” series, decided it would be a good idea to piss directly onto Joe D’Amato’s grave.

What.

Don’t you have your own franchise full of violence to tend to?  Did you really have to jump on a dead man’s toes?  Do you think you’re really adding anything here besides more pedestrian gore and horrible dubbing?

I mean, I’ll give you points for enthusiasm - the effects in your films are creative, ambitious, and incredibly outlandish.  But, just because someone made a film where a guy ate both a fetus and his own intestines a decade before you started making movies doesn’t mean you have to try to top it.

Shame on you.

GEORGE EASTMAN DISAPPROVES.