Cannibal Holocaust

Cannibal Holocaust

Directed by Ruggero Deodato

A documentary crew get on the bad side of the cannibals they're filming in this gruesome exploitation classic. A researcher recovers footage a crew of filmmakers shot before they disappeared. But when he watches it, he sees horror far worse than he imagined. Made in 1979, but not released here until 1985, this controversial film quickly became a grindhouse smash. But it's biggest impact on horror is surely its innovative found-footage conceit, which led to the emergence of an entire subgenre in recent years. Vegetarians beware: the animal violence is very real.

A documentary crew get on the bad side of the cannibals they're filming.

Cast: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Member Reviews

WOW CRAZY 5 SKULLS!!!

Patrickgwar
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6 hours ago

Lives up to the hype and then some. It is not just gore for gore's sake. There's an actual message here. And it's even more relevant today with the proliferation of inane "reality" shows and dull found footage movies. This one gets it right and gets it right in your face. Far superior to "The Green Inferno," which is basically a tame remake of this film. Belongs in the same category as genre classics like "Terrifying Girls' High School" and "Lady Snowblood."

detaildevil
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a day ago

I don't support animal cruelty, therefore I don't support this film. I originally saw it on VHS ages ago, before I knew the animal killings were real, and I still didn't think it was a good film. It's just shock value for the sake of shock value, from an edgy guy that wanted to push the envelope of what was socially acceptable within horror in the 80s. If you wanna see mindless gore, spare yourself the 96 minutes of (horribly) attempted plot, and just go watch messed up videos on reddit or wikileaks.

ectokid
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3 days ago

Gory & boring. Confused like this review after watching this movie? Not to be worried, they said it’s a classic! ;)

dahliasvhs
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4 days ago

This movie is fucked up! It’s incredible! Def8niteky lives up to the hype

Dwade4519
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6 days ago