Cannibal Apocalypse (, also known as Invasion of the Flesh Hunters) is a horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti. The film combines the horror genre with a forerunner of Margheriti's Vietnam War films.
The film opens with a flashback to the Vietnam War, where Norman Hopper (Saxon) is bitten by a U.S. POW Charlie Bukowski (John Morghen), who is infected with a virus which leaves people with a craving for human flesh. In Atlanta, Georgia, some years later, Hopper wakes up from a nightmare about this incident, and then receives a phone call from Bukowski, who invites his old comrade out for a drink. The call comes in at an inopportune moment, as a young neighbour girl, Mary (Cinzia De Carolis credited as Cindy Hamilton), was trying to seduce him, so he turns down the invitation. Hopper falls for her charms and as they are about to engage in oral sex, he bites her. After hearing from his concerned wife that a Vietnam vet barricaded himself in a mall, he gets into his car. Just as he is about to leave, Mary reveals that she enjoyed the bite. After arriving on the scene, he convinces Bukowski to surrender to the police. While being hauled away to the hospital, Bukowski bites a police constable.
|author||Antonio Margheriti Dardano Sacchetti|
|keywords||angle grinder attack biker gang blood sample break in cannibalism craving for human flesh flamethrower hear human flesh infect john morghen kill listen oral sex phone call police station pow run away station wagon strange noise telephone call vietnam vet vietnam war virus warn wound|
|producer||Maurizo Amati Sandro Amati|