Cannibal Cop (2017) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Donald Farmer
Starring: Roni Jonah, Donald Farmer, Channing Dodson
Rated: UR/Region: O/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From SRS Cinema
Detective Warbeck is a cop who plays by his own rules, including abusing his suspects and even innocent civilians. But when one of his victims is raised by a voodoo priestess, Warbeck is attacked and turned into a cannibal. Meanwhile, a young woman trails Warbeck to document his police brutalities and discovers he is even more evil than she ever suspected. As Warbeck racks up a body count and feeds on his victims, she races to expose him and stop his reign of terror.
Cannibal Cop is a movie from local indie filmmaker and cult film legend Donald Farmer. It tells the story of someone killed by a cop that comes back with the power of voodoo and bites the cop turning him into a zombie of sorts. Really it seems much more like a zombie than a cannibal but I guess at the end of the day being called Zombie Cop instead of Cannibal Cop isn’t important. The thing is about this low budget flick is that is true 100% modern day grindhouse. The plot might be a little thin but it has some funny moments, has hot women on the screen, and is so out of left field that it is entertaining and when it comes to indie horror flicks that are plenty good enough for me. We also toss a little blood on top of it all just to sweeten the deal a bit. Cannibal Cop is a film best enjoyed if you don’t think too much about it, but that can be said for a lot of fun horror flicks.
Had Cannibal Cop been made in the 90s and was straight to video it is just the type of flick that people hunt down and talk about now. Seeing as how we get a lot of movies like this now, I hope it doesn’t get lost in the mix because for my money I’d take it any day of the week over Farmer’s other recent, Shark Exorcist. While that one was wilder than anything else, this one at least offers up a better overall story and better characters as well. Donald Farmer himself even has a very funny cameo. I may be a little biased due to the local Tennessee flavor of this one, but if you love no-budget indie horror you’ll enjoy Cannibal Cop.
– Director’s Commentary
– Donald Farmer Retrospective
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