Thursday, October 27, 2011
Terror In The Jungle (1968)
Once the boy makes it to land he is captured by a tribe of headhunters who want to sacrifice him to the sun-god but the king sees his golden blond hair and believes him to be a son of god. The natives don't agree with the king and they burn the temple down and get a bit stabby. The king is killed with a knife to the gut complete with slow motion stab wound and red gore. Its a very strange special effect and I don't know if I have ever seen it before or since. The slow motion violence is used more then once and its just as strange every time. Terror In The Jungle also offers up a dead priest who is eaten by piranha, severed heads, a Spanish pilot is killed by a poisonous dart and in one of the best scenes a man is eaten by a tiger.
Terror In The Jungle is not so bad that its good. Its so weird that its great. Okay its pretty bad too and Ed Wood fans are sure to find a place for this in their collection as well. Check this one out for dead priests & nuns and some really weird bloodletting.