La montagna del dio cannibale (1978)

81m (Sweden), 86m, 96m, 99m, 103m
35mm, Techniscope, Eastmancolor, 2.35:1
mono, Italian

An Italian cannibal film directed by Sergio Martino. It was one of the many films that were consigned to the British “” list in the 1980s.

Plot Summary

Susan Stevenson, her brother Arthur and Dr Edward Foster head for the of South America to track down Susan's missing husband. As relationships between the trio start to fray, they find themselves at the mercy of both the jungle and a tribe of cannibals.


Directed by: Sergio Martino
© Copyright 1978 Dania Film S.r.l. and Medusa Distribuzione S.r.l.
Luciano Martino presents a Dania Film, Medusa Produzione production
Production Organizer: Gianni Sarago'
Story and Screenplay: Cesare Frugoni, Sergio Martino
Director of Photography: Giancarlo Ferrando
Film Editor: Eugenio Alabiso
Color by: LV Luciano Vittori
Music Composed by: Guido and Maurizio De Angelis
Music Copyright: Clitumno
Mixage: Bruno Moreal
Sound Editing and Synchronization: N.C. Studios
Miss Andress's Leatherware are [sic] by: Albanese
Jewelry by: Helietta Caracciolo
Special Effects: Paolo Ricci
Production Designer: Massimo Antonello Geleng
Also involved in the production of this film: Giovanni Masini, Franco Cuccu, Gianfranco Coduti, Franco Fantasia, Claudio Morabito, Alfredo Senzacqua, Angelo Pennoni, Francesco Freda, Adalgisa Favella, Rodolfo Ruzza, Giuseppe Romano, Luciana Pianella, Paolo Ricci, Matteo Giordano, Fernando Massaccesi, Mario Massaccesi
Interiors filmed at Safa Palatino Studios in Rome

Ursula Andress (Susan Stevenson)
Stacy Keach (Professor Edward Foster)
Claudio Cassinelli (Manolo)
Antonio Marsina (Arthur Weisser)
Franco Fantasia (Father Moses)
Lanfranco Spinola (Consul Burns)
Carlo Longhi (Phil)
Luigina Rocchi (Sura)
Akushia Sellajaah
Dudley Wanaguru
T.M. Munna (Asaro)
M. Suki (Chief Puka)

Alternative Titles

Bergets grymma hemlighet – Sweden
Góra Boga kanibalów – Poland
La Montagne du dieu cannibale – France
La montana del dios caníbal – Spain
The Mountain of the Cannibal God – English language title
Prisoner of the Cannibal God – English language title
Slave of the Cannibal God
Viidakon julma salaisuus – Finland
Die Weiße Göttin der Kannibalen – West Germany



  • Bianco e Nero vol.39 no.5/6 (September / December 1978) p.262 – credits
  • Cinematografia ITA vol.45 no.1/2 (January / February 1978) p.2 – credits
  • Continental Film Review vol.25 no.11 (September 1978) pp.26-27 – review
  • Delirium no.2 (UK) – credits, synopsis, review
  • L'Ecran Fantastique no.7 (1978) pp.110-111 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.46 no.551 (December 1979) pp.253-254 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Screen International no.213 (27 October 1979) p.15 – review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) pp.330-331
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.369
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.313
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.356-357