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Escape from Hell (1980)

Femmine infernali (original title)
A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is ... See full summary »


Edoardo Mulargia (as Edward G. Muller)


Gil Carretero (screenplay) (as Roberto Esteves), Sergio Chiusi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Anthony Steffen ... Doctor Farrell
Ajita Wilson ... Zaira
Cristina Lay Cristina Lay ... Vivienne
Cintia Lodetti Cintia Lodetti ... Katie
Luciano Pigozzi ... The Warden
Serafino Profumo ... Martinez
Maite Nicote Maite Nicote ... Mary (as Maite Nicott)
Yael Forti Yael Forti ... Marika
Zaira Zoccheddu Zaira Zoccheddu ... Lucy
Adelaide Cendra Adelaide Cendra
Angela Martinelli Angela Martinelli
Gilberto Galimberti Gilberto Galimberti ... Luis
Anna Maria Panaro Anna Maria Panaro ... Marie Antoinette, the madwoman


A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is dealt with swiftly and savagely. The camp doctor is horrified at what he sees happening, and drinks heavily to push the horror away. Finally the inmates have had had enough, and they enlist the help of the doctor to try and escape. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Warden's Just Handed Down A Stiff Sentence!


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Release Date:

27 March 1980 (Italy) See more »

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Escape from Hell See more »

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Did You Know?


The film was refused a UK theatrical certificate under the title "Escape From Hell" in December 1980, and released in a heavily edited form as "I'm Coming Your Way" the following year. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film, along with another film featuring the same cast and sets, "Orinoco-Prison Of Sex", where edited together and re-released with dubbing and new footage to American audiences in 1985 as "Savage Island", which promoted Linda Blair as it's star(though she was featured only in "framing" footage, telling this story in flashback). See more »


Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Trashy WIP exploitation
8 April 2005 | by Ky-DSee all my reviews

For my money, this the best WIP flick I've come across. Or at least the most watchable. Being a WIP flick, however, means it's a trashy exorcise in sleazy cinema.

The story...well...gee whiz, there isn't much of one. In an all women prison camp located in the steamiest jungle on earth, guards regularly abuse the poor inmates. They decide to do something about it. Can you guess what? It's a prison movie...it's called "Escape from Hell"...do the math.

It's nice to see lost 'gems' like this can still turn up in the age of the PC movement. The goings on are what would be expected: gang rape by guards, lesbian hook ups by inmates, sadistic wardens, a sympathetic doctor, violent revolt, etc. What made this work for me was the setting, it really seems like a plain nasty place to be stuck. Seeing where they are, it's no wonder guards and inmates alike are hostile toward each other.

As far as the violence goes, it's bloody, but not excessively so. The sex, on the other hand, is really graphic. In several of the encounters it is clear as day that the action is not simulated. One rape scene in particular features a guard obviously performing actual oral sex on an inmate. There are no 'hard-core' shots however, for better or worse.

The picture is really grainy and often so dark as to obstruct the action. Also, the sound is pretty poor with some laughter inducing dubs. But, again, it's about what would be expected.

If one is thinking about watching this, then they should already know what they are getting into. Otherwise, this probably won't be your cup of tea.


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