Cannibal Women In The Avocado Jungle Of Death

1989, Movie, PG-13, 89 mins

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Warning that the country is on the verge of an avocado shortage, two government officials (Barry Primus and Paul Ross) visit a California college seeking the help of Professor Margo Hunt (Shannon Tweed), head of the Feminist Studies Department. According to the officials, all who go near the California avocado jungle face certain death at the hands of a tribe of vicious Piranha Women, who not only kill but devour males. The government now hopes Hunt will venture into the jungle and attempt to reason with the fierce tribe. The idea intrigues her, especially since another leading feminist, Dr. Kurtz (Adrienne Barbeau), had headed off on a similar mission and hasn't been heard from since. This film is not nearly as bad as it might have been, thanks largely to the leads. Moreover, CANNIBAL WOMEN does manage to be on target with its humor from time to time. But there are far more misses than hits as the movie also goes for the corny, the obvious, and the ancient. Another problem is the blatant cheapness of the production. Virtually no action takes place on camera, leaving dialog to carry the film, tough sledding for a satirical undertaking. leave a comment

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