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The Cannibal Man

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Director  Eloy de la Iglesia
Initial DVD release  November 13, 2007
Language  Spanish
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Thriller
Music director  Fernando Garcia Morcillo
Country  Spain
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Release date  1973 (1973)
Writer  Eloy de la Iglesia (story), Eloy de la Iglesia (screenplay), Antonio Fos (screenplay), Dick Randall (dialogue: US version)
Cast  Vicente Parra (Marcos), Emma Cohen (Paula), Eusebio Poncela (Néstor), Charly Bravo (Esteban), Fernando Sánchez Polack (Señor Ambrosio), Lola Herrera (Carmen)
Similar movies  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mad Max: Fury Road, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker, Delirium, Cannibal Terror
Tagline  When the butcher goes berserk....

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The Cannibal Man (Spanish La Semana del asesino, literally "Week of the Killer") is a 1972 horror film, directed by Eloy de la Iglesia and written by de la Iglesia and Antonio Fos. Despite the international title, the film contains no scenes of cannibalism.


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The film was featured on the British Director of Public Prosecutions' list of "Video Nasties".

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After accidentally killing a taxicab driver, Marcos (Vicente Parra), a young man who works as a butcher, wants to cover up his crime. Marcos's girlfriend Paula (Emma Cohen), the only witness, wishes to go to the police, so he strangles her. Marcos finds himself killing others, including members of his family, as they become suspicious of his actions, butchering his victims' remains at his workplace in order to dispose of the bodies.


TV Guide opined that "this bloody, politically inflected drama is not at all what the exploitative English-language title suggests. [...] Though the US title suggests a zombie gut-cruncher and the marketing campaign was designed to make Eloy de la Iglesia's film look like a Last House on the Left (1972) knock-off, The Cannibal Man is both a study of an apparently ordinary person spiraling into madness and a slyly satirical evocation of life in Spain under the oppressive Franco regime."


  • Vicente Parra - Marcos
  • Emma Cohen - Paula
  • Eusebio Poncela - Néstor
  • Vicky Lagos - Rosa
  • Lola Herrera - Carmen
  • Charly Bravo - Esteban
  • Fernando Sánchez Polack - Señor Ambrosio
  • Goyo Lebrero - Taxista
  • Ismael Merlo - Jefe de personal
  • Rafael Hernández - Agustín
  • José Franco - Tendero
  • Valentín Tornos - Obrero
  • Antonio Orengo - Camarero
  • Antonio Corencia - Obrero burlón
  • Antonio del Real - Obrero burlón
  • Critical reception

    PopMatters called the film "a refreshing forgotten gem". DVD Verdict called it "an extremely well-made Euro thriller with welcome social commentary and subtext. Suspenseful, disturbing and graphically violent, the film succeeds in its depictions of both physical and psychological horror."


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