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

One of a kind horror horror masterpiece

derekpetersen
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a day ago

Pretty good and better than expected.👍

influence
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2 days ago

I had heard of 'Cannibal Holocast' with intrigue since I was a kid. It was warned about it's graphic content and animal violence. I was expecting something as gripping as the animal sacrifice scene in 'Apocalypse Now.' I was very disappointed. The animal scene seem somewhat pointless. They are placed merely for shock value and don't do much to further the story. It could be argued that the turtle scene furthers the story that

LittleBlackDog
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2 days ago

I had heard rumors of the taboo 'Cannibal Halolcaust' since I was a kid. I was warned about the graphic material and real animal deaths. I expected something as gripping as the animal sacrifice scene from 'Apocalypse Now'. I was very disappointed

LittleBlackDog
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2 days ago

****Warning: Spoilers*** I had heard of 'Cannibal Holocast' since I was a kid. I was warned of it's graphic content and animal violence. I was so excited to watch this. I was hoping for something gripping like the animal sacrifice scene from 'Apocalypse Now'. I was very disappointed. The animal scenes don't further the story and are only placed for unnecessary shock value. They just fall so flat. If you want shocking animal footage, go to the peta website. There's loads. It could be argued that the turtle scene and the pig scene show the film makers disregard for life. Sure. The scene are still so blah and flat. Look at the pig scene. Pig gets shot. Lag. Then lame line. whomp whompThe same thing could have been done with better. However, there is a lack a cannibalism in Cannibal Holocast. The film feels scattered and disorganized (as in without purpose, not to harken a sense of chaos). The film makers' guide is bitten by a boa constrictor (a non poisonous snake) it is then hastily killed and just as hastily the guide's leg is amputated. What? Oh. Then he's dead I guess. Rape holocast is a bit of a better title. There's plenty of that. Cannibalism? Not so much. Social commentary on who the real scavenges are? Not well done either. Overall, disappointing. There are far better films out there.

LittleBlackDog
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2 days ago