Cannibal Girls (1973)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

A Canadian horror film directed by Ivan Reitman.

Plot Summary

A young couple find themselves stranded in a remote, eerie town. The locals tell them a local legend about three women who used to lure men back to their home and eat them – but is it really just a legend?


Directed by: Ivan Reitman
© Scary Pictures Corp. 1972
Scary Pictures presents
Executive Producer: Ivan Reitman
Produced by: Daniel Goldberg
Screenplay by: Robert Sandler
The dialogue was developed by the cast
From an original story by Robert Sandler with Daniel Goldberg and Ivan Reitman
Director of Photography: Robert Saad
Edited by: Daniel Goldberg
Music by: Doug Riley
Location Sound: David Lee
Costume Coordinator: Randall Carpenter
Special Effects: Richard Whyte, Michael Lotosky

Eugene Levy (Clifford Sturges)
Andrea Martin (Gloria Wellaby)
Ronald Ulrich (Reverend Alex St. John)
Alan Gordon (Rick)
Allan Price (Felix)
Earl Pomerantz (3rd victim)
Bob McHeady (Sheriff)
May Jarvis (Mrs Wainwright)
Gino Marrocco (Mouse) [credited as “Gina Marrocco” in the end credits]
Rick Maguire (gas station attendant)
Randall Carpenter (Anthea)
Bonnie Neilson (Clarissa)
Mira Pawluk (Leona)
Bunker as himself
Kingfish [real name: Fishka Rais] (butcher)
Marion Swadron (Mrs Wilson)
Ray Lawlor (doctor)
Neil Lundy (brother)
Joan Fox (cop's wife)

Alternative Titles

Cannibal Girls – Der Film mit der Warnglocke – West German title
Des filles cannibales – French Canadian title
Mujeres caníbales – Spanish title

Extracts included in
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996)
Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987)
Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004)



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