This Pure Evil was Headlined on November, 2020.
|“||Faye: Jack, what do you wanna use it for, porno films? Stupid ass!
Alan: That's not a bad idea, how 'bout Jungle Jollies?!
|~ Alan Yates ignoring his girlfriend Faye Daniels' objections to filming themselves raping a native girl.|
|“||Here we are at the end of the world in human history. Things like this happen all the time in the jungle. It's survival of the fittest. In the jungle it's the daily violence of the strong overcoming the weak.||„|
|~ Alan Yates preparing to burn down a native village and pin the massacre on another tribe.|
Alan Yates is the villainous main protagonist as well as the main antagonist of the 1980 extremely controversial Italian exploitation film Cannibal Holocaust.
He was portrayed by Carl Gabriel Yorke.
Alan Yates was a documentary filmmaker who would travel around the world with his crew (Jack, Mark, and Faye), orchestrating atrocities and filming them, passing them off as “documentaries”.
In 1979, Alan and his crew traveled to a remote rainforest. Once they arrived there, they first decapitated and mutilated a turtle. They then proceeded to force an entire native tribe into huts and set the huts on fire, burning the natives to death. When they located the “Tree People”, they kidnapped one of the native women and gang raped her. Once they were done, they “discovered” that she had been killed by the other natives as punishment for losing her virginity. Alan callously laughed at her corpse, one of several signs strongly implying that he was the one who killed her and framed the natives for the deed.
When the natives finally had enough of Alan and his crew, they decided to end the crew once and for all. They first threw a spear at Jack. Alan simply responded by shooting him, allowing the natives to butcher and kill him. Next, they captured Faye. Alan initially tried to save her, but Mark convinced him to do otherwise. The two remaining members of the crew filmed the natives raping, beating, and decapitating her. Finally, the natives confronted and killed Alan and Mark, presumably from beating and stabbing them. The remains of the crew and their camera were held in a shrine to contain their evil.
A while later, Professor Harold Monroe and his search crew discovered the remains of Alan and his crew, along with all the footage that they filmed. After viewing the footage, Monroe realized just how much of a monster Alan truly was. He showed the footage to executives in New York, to which the executives responded by having the footage burned. Monroe questioned himself who the real savages were.
What Makes Him Pure Evil?
- For starters, Alan is a rather sadistic person who loves to put gritty realism in his own documentaries even if it means to hurt others along the way, as shown in his movie "The Last Road to Hell".
- The first hint at Alan's true nature came when it was revealed he paid the Ugandan and Vietnamese armies to execute political prisoners for said documentary.
- After one of his minions, Jack Anders, wounded an innocent man from an indigenous Yacumo tribe which resulted on Alan and his crew finding out about his village, Alan and his minions forced the people of the Yacumo tribe, children included, to stay inside a hut while he burnt it down with them inside.
- He planned to alter the footage of his attack on the Yacumo tribe to frame it as an attack by the Ya̧nomamö for his phony documentary. He was ecstatic watching the villagers die and immediately started making out with Faye in front of the suffering Yacumo.
- After he and his crew found the cannibalistic Yanomamo tribe, he and his minions then proceed to gangrape an innocent Yanomamo girl on the spot.
- Afterwards, Yates and his crew are then seen laughing and joking whilst standing next to the corpse of the same girl, now impaled on a stake. When Mark Tomaso, the cameraman, announces they're filming, Alan feigns shock and announced they discovered that the girl had been killed by the "barbaric" Yanomamo tribe and that he can't imagine what kind of person would perform such cruelty, stifling a laugh as he says this. This heavily implies that Alan himself impaled the girl off camera and framed the Yanomamo tribe for it to gain footage of the tribe's "savagery".
- He has no hesitations to sacrifice his own crew to the Yanomamo Tribe. He even shoots Jack Anders in the leg, so he could film his friend's corpse being mutilated and eaten.
- He suddenly destroys his only redeeming quality when he seemingly felt concerned about Faye Daniels' safety. That was until Mark Tomaso, the last remaining member of his crew, convinced him to continue his film which resulted on him abandoning Faye completely without a second thought and resulted her to be gangraped, beaten to death, and beheaded. Furthermore, it's possible that he only cared about Faye because he wanted someone to have sex with, meaning he never truly loved her at all.
- While it may seem like his friendship with Mark Tomaso is genuine at first, their interactions suggest this is more of a mutual sadism.
- Alan Yates is the current icon of the Article Stubs template in the Pure Evil Wiki.
- To help drive the point of Alan being Pure Evil, Alan was hated even by his own actor Carl Gabriel Yorke, who struggled while filming some of the film's scenes and has a completely opposite personality to that of his character.