Anthropophagous 2000

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Anthropophagous 2000
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DVD cover
Directed by Andreas Schnaas
Produced by Sonja Schnaas
Written by Karl-Heinz Geisendorf
Based on Antropophagus 
by Joe D'Amato
George Eastman
Starring Oliver Sauer
Andreas Stoek
Achim Kohlhase
Sybille Kohlhase
Cornelia de Pablos
Music by Mark Trinkhaus
Cinematography Mark Trinkhaus
Edited by Mark Trinkhaus
Karl-Heinz Geisendorf
Production
company
Anthroproject
Distributed by Astro Distribution
Release dates
  • April 9, 1999 (1999-04-09) (Germany)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Germany
Language German
Budget DM 50,000

Anthropophagous 2000 is a 1999 German horror film directed by Andreas Schnaas, and written by Karl-Heinz Geisendorf. It is a remake of the 1980 film Antropophagus.

Plot[edit]

Three Interpol agents meet at a cave where several corpses have been uncovered. While the other agents go for backup, Steven Bauers investigates the cavern, finding a journal under one of the bodies. Bauers skims through the journal, which tells the story of Nikos Karamanlis, beginning with him lost at sea with his daughter and pregnant wife.

The film then shows a couple, Mary and Stuart, camping on a beach, where they are murdered by Nikos. At a train station, Mary and Stuart's friends (Vincent, Marc, Caroll, Rita and Georg) head to a vacation home in Borgo San Lorenzo, where they expect to rendezvous Mary, Stuart and Caroll's husband Stan (who is preoccupied with work). The quintet reach the outskirts of Borgo San Lorenzo, where their RV breaks down. Georg, Rita and Marc go ahead (finding the village full of bodies and abandoned except for an elusive woman in black) while Vincent stays with Caroll, who had twisted her ankle. Nikos kills Vincent, abducts Caroll, moves the RV, and disposes of two nearby campers, Hank and Allan.

Georg, Rita and Marc take shelter in the vacation home, where they find Mary's blind sister, Auriet, hiding in the basement. The next day, the group reach the Karamanlis estate, where Nikos's sister Irena (the woman in black) commits suicide by leaping out a window. Inside the house, Georg finds more bodies and Nikos's journal, which he reads as Marc wanders off, running into Stan. They search for Caroll and Vincent, but Marc falls behind and is impaled on a stake by Nikos. Stan finds Caroll in the cave, and they are confronted by Nikos, who flashes back to accidentally killing his wife (during an argument over whether they should eat their dead daughter) while lost at sea. With his wife dead, Nikos ate her and their daughter to survive. After recollecting, Nikos impales Stan through the head with a machete, and cuts out and eats Caroll's unborn child.

Realizing Marc is gone, Georg, Rita and Auriet look for him, with Auriet being killed by Nikos when she becomes separated from the others. After hours of wandering, Georg and Rita are ambushed by Nikos, who rips Rita's head off. Georg shoots Nikos several times, prompting Nikos to reach into the wounds, rip some of his own innards out, and gnaw on them. Despite the severity of his injuries, Nikos continues to attack Georg and tries to drown him in a pool, but becomes distracted when he hears his wife's voice. Georg gains the upper hand, and beheads Nikos with a shovel, at Nikos's own insistence.

In the present, Bauers ponders how the journal got into the cave, and how it could be so thorough. As he exits the cave, Bauers finds what appears to be Georg's cell phone, and has his head shot off by an unseen assailant.

Cast[edit]

  • Oliver Sauer as Georg Stockmann
  • Cornelia de Pablos as Rita
  • Andreas Stoek as Marc
  • Sybille Kohlhase as Auriet/Irena Karamanlis
  • Achim Kohlhase as Stan
  • Andre Sobbottka as Vincent
  • Britt B. as Caroll
  • Cordula Krüger as Martha Karamanlis
  • Sandra Berg as Vicky Karamanlis
  • Dirk Thies as Vagabound
  • Joe Nuemann as Agent Steven Bauers
  • Jens Bauhuf as Agent Marsh Güldenbaum
  • Bernd Meissner as 1st Interpol Agent
  • Carsten de Jonge as Hank
  • Karl-Heinz Geisendorf as Allan
  • Maja Carstens as Mary
  • Sven Carstens as Stuart
  • Andreas Schnaas as Nikos Karamanlis

Reception[edit]

The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre said Anthropophagous 2000 was "plodding" and "upgrades the splatter by several buckets but keeps the ultimate boredom" and categorized it as worthless.[1] Slasherpool stated the film was "a disgrace to the original" in its review of Antropophagus.[2]

As Long As It's Deranged wrote "It's apparent from the off that Schnaas is here for the gore and although he tries to make something of the gossamer thin plot it's pretty obvious that Schnaas is not going to let something as trivial as a story get in the way of a great deal of extreme, yet often crude, gore scenes" and "If you like fast and furious splatter then Anthropophagous 2000 will certainly hit the mark however despite clocking in at a lightweight 78 minutes there will still be times when your fingers will be hovering over the picture search button".[3] Film Bizarro praised the gore, special effects and said it was well-shot for a film of its caliber, but also that it was uncreative, and lacked the suspenseful atmosphere of its predecessor.[4]

Cult Reviews responded positively to Anthropophagous 2000, the site's only criticisms being that it was hindered by being shot-on-video and that Andreas Schnaas lacked the directorial skill of Joe D'Amato.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre: Andreas Schnaas". The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Antropophagus". Slasherpool. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ "As Long As It's... Deranged: Anthropophagous 2000 (1999)". As Long As It's Deranged. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Anthropophagous 2000". Film Bizarro. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Anthropophagous 2000 - Cult Movie, Music and Magazine Reviews". Cult Reviews. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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