Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death


Dr Margo Hunt is a professor of Feminism at a respected college and is approached by the US government to track down a lost tribe of women in a remote part of the country.  With the shady government types blackmailing her into looking for the ‘piranha women’ she heads off with one of her students tagging along.

Hiring local help Jim (Bill Maher) they enter the jungle to find the women and save the US from an avocado crisis.  With this plot you can see that this is one film that is not at all a bit serious and doesn’t even attempt to be.

This film has been looked upon as a bit of a cult classic since it’s release back in the late 80’s.  The film is so absurd, it is bordering on pure insanity, but for a film with easily one of the most daftest plots in movie history, it somehow works.  I’m not saying it’s a classic, far from it but is funny and has some terrific performances in particular Bill Maher who would go on to bigger things.  Shannon Tweed as the lead isn’t bad and her student ‘Bunny’ played by Karen Mistal is so loveable, you can’t not but like her.

It’s one of those films, you will either like or completely hate.  I myself sit in the camp of ‘like’ it is complete drivel but drivel that is worth an hour or so of your time.  Don’t expect anything but pure B movie cheese and you won’t be let down.

  • Starring Shannon Tweed  Bill Maher  Adrienne Barbeau
  • Director JF Lawton
  • Distributor 88 Films