ESCAPE FROM CANNIBAL FARM (2017) Reviews and overview

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Escape from Cannibal Farm aka Cannibal Farm is a 2017 British horror film in which a family heads out on a camping trip in the English countryside. However, they stumble upon a farm where the farmer isn’t farming animals… but something much more disturbing.

Written, produced and directed by Charlie Steeds (A Werewolf in England; An English Haunting; The Barge People; WinterskinThe House of Violent Desire). The Dark Temple Motion Pictures production stars Kate Marie Davies, Barrington De La Roche and David Lenik.


In the English countryside, the Harver family head out on an idyllic summer camping trip where they can bury past tensions and enjoy some family bonding.

However, when their camp is sabotaged by an unseen intruder in the night, they head to the nearby creepy old farm desperate for help, where vengeful farmer Hunt Hansen and his hideously deformed son aren’t farming animals.

Caged and waiting for their limbs to be severed, cooked and eaten one at a time, the Harver family must overcome their differences and unite in order to escape alive…

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“It features performances from very strong British actors, cinematography that highlights the lovely UK countryside, buckets of gore and dismembered body parts, and yes – nods (just nods) to one of the greatest films in horror history. Hell, it’s even got twinges of comedy, too. My only complaint is Charlie Steeds going a little overboard with the writing and stumbling over himself.” Horror Society

“In Cannibal Farm, there is no grit. There is no suspense. The kills are extremely unoriginal. The deaths are never frightening. And the way the super-thin story plays out is totally nonsensical. Nothing makes any sense.” The Movie Sleuth

” …all of the on-screen action is underlined by an absolutely amazing score which echoes the ominous nature of the film in a “John Carpenter meets Goblin” fashion. However, there’s more to Cannibal Farm than the violence and subverting genre cliches. The film also has a powerful message about the current state of the UK.” Nerdly

” …through an engaging script, genuine character development, and a string of surprising twists at the end, Cannibal Farm is its own beast, powerful and frightening. Add to this list a jarring, explosive soundtrack and the end result is an engrossing horror film with great performances from a large ensemble cast.” Morbidly Beautiful

Cannibal Farm is certainly ambitious, but at an hour and forty minutes, it’s a bit too long. And there are too many scenes of unpleasant, and frequently caged, people bickering and screaming at each other […] When the film does get bloody though, it delivers. Cannibal Farm features some seriously nasty and over the top sequences. There’s a genuinely sadistic edge to a lot of this film which is certainly in keeping with its 70’s throwback vibe.” Voices from the Balcony

“The mixture of The Texas Chainsaw Massacres 1 & 2 with a little Last House on the Left thrown in gives birth to a fun and brutal film that wobbles as it finds its footing to define its own identity.” Without Your Head

Main cast:

Kate Marie Davies … Jessica Harver – Knights of the DamnedApparition of Evil
Barrington De La Roche … Hunt Hansen – Deadman Apocalypse; Blood Moon
David Lenik … Toby Harver
Rowena Bentley … Katherine Harver
Toby Wynn-Davies … Wesley Wallace
Peter Cosgrove … Everett Blackheart – Evil Souls
Joe Street … Kurt Daniels
Dylan Curtis … Sam Harver
Kate Llewellyn … Betty Blackheart
Sam Lane … The Boy With the Melted Face
Charlotte Roest-Ellis … Bethany Hansen
Jackson Wright … Reverend Hawksworthe
Jack Miller … Sammy Hansen
Harrison Nash … Joe Blackheart
Joe Smith … Caleb Blackheart

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