Moving at a leisurely pace and told in a disjointed fashion, Cannibal Girls (1973) follows a young couple on vacation in Canada, who find themselves in the midst of great evil a small town. Directed by Ivan Reitman (Stripes, Ghostbusters), the movie features future SCTV members Andrea Martin and Eugene Levy, as an unsuspecting lovers who encounter a kooky reverend and three young women who practice cannibalism.
When their car breaks down in the town of Farningham, young lovers Clifford Sturges (Levy) and Gloria Wellaby (Martin), take lodging at a motel, where the owner informs them of the town's legendary cannibal women. Three beautiful young ladies, who sometime in the past, made a practice of luring men to their farmhouse, where they were killed and eaten.
Cliff and Gloria go to dine a restaurant, located in the residence of Reverend Alex St. John (Ronald Ulrich), which has a rather macabre heritage, and is also the modern home of the three cannibal girls. The travelers wind up spending the night as guests of St. John, and they experience a strange night of terror. One of the film's few really scary moments features Gloria running through the snowy woods in the dead of night. This effective scene apparently turns out to be a dream, however with many in the town aiding St. John, it is not long before the web of evil closes in, and envelops the couple.
Shot in Canada under mostly snowy conditions, this low budget production kind of crawls along, and also meanders off track at times, but the occasional instances of violence are pretty well done, and keep things lively. The acting and dialog isn't particularly good, but Martin and Levy are kind of interesting to watch, at this early point in their careers. Some decent gore and occasional nudity provides just enough, to make for a mild recommendation. Rating 2.5 stars.