Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wild Beasts (1984) aka Belve Feroci aka Savage Beasts aka The Wild Beasts Will Get You!
Directed by: Franco Prosperi
Written by: Antonio Accolla, Franco Prosperi
Actors include: Lorraine De Selle, John ALdrich, Ugo Bologna
Length: 92 minutes
I had to see this when I read the synopsis...zoo animals drink water contaminated with PCP and run amuck. Tell me that didn't make you curious...at least a little? It's ineptly shot unfortunately, very dark (which yes can be effective but in this case it was hindering). The camera is a bit shaky at times and the version I saw was really poor quality overall, but that's not exactly the movie's fault. Anyhow it's a bit disturbing because most of it looks too real. In fact this is pretty much an exploitation film from Italy really that I'm surprised hasn't been banned. At one point a lion is released on a cow for example and either they managed some fantastic effects in places or I'm going to say some animals were hurt. There is very little information about this film available anywhere so I can't say for sure. Anyhow if you've wanted to see a car being chased by a cheetah down the streets or if you've wanted to see rats eat people and stuff you'll get something from this. It just lacks more plot, polish and it's not exactly exciting...just sort of a really odd curiosity that looks extremely real in places. Anyhow serious animal cruelty people will probably have a problem with this. Oh and the star is the girl from "Cannibal Ferox"...the non-skanky one!
Availability: Not ever on DVD as far as I understand :