Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Release Date: 1980
Genre: Cannibal
Director: Ruggero Deodato
Screenwriter: Gianfranco Clerici

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Rating:

  • Chris= 9.5 / 10;
  • Peter= 6 / 10;
  • Ryan= 6 / 10;
  • Jo= 8 / 10
  • Simran= 4 / 10

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Synopsis:

This found-footage retraces the journey of a group of documentarians intending to make a film about remote cannibal tribes from the Amazon forest.

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Review by Jo:

Ruggero Deodato’s “Cannibal Holocaust” is one of the most controversial films ever made, and the most infamous of the cannibal subgenre. It features disturbing scenes of extreme violence, sexual violence and for the slaughter of 6 animals on film.

The film was so controversial, that upon the film’s release, Ruggero Deodato was arrested for obscenity charges because people believed that the film was a genuine snuff film. He then had to prove to the courts that the four actors were still alive and that the impalement scene was not real, and that it was just special effects.

The violence in this film is so extreme that it almost feels real. The impalement scene, for example, looks so real that it is hard to believe that it is not. The fact that several animals were killed during this film is highly disturbing.


Overall this is one of the most disturbing movies that I have ever seen, and it deserves its reputation as one of the most controversial films of all time. I highly recommend that fans of extreme cinema and the cannibal subgenre check this out. Even people that enjoy found footage films might want to have a look at this, because it is the first found footage horror movie ever made.

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Review by Ryan:

I found it very difficult to conclude anything about this movie…and thereby to review it. The documentary aspect of it is very enjoyable and captivating in the way documentaries are. To this you now add extremely queasy and chocking scenes such as murders and rape, and you will finally get a picture of what this movie is like.

As much as I liked the concept and the movie itself, I found that most of the very-graphic scenes were really inappropriate. In fact, these scenes are mostly placed at awkward moment (the sex scene, and the killing of the turtle) and add nothing to the movie. It is as if the directors simply added them to create the controversial context that made this movie so famous.

I personally think that this movie is very good, but and do not deserves all this buzzing around. My only advice would be to watch it and judge for yourself. The music by Riz Ortolani is unforgetable!

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Cast:

Robert KermanRobert KermanProfessor Harold Monroe
Francesca CiardiFrancesca CiardiFaye Daniels
Perry PirkanenPerry PirkanenJack Anders
Luca BarbareschiLuca BarbareschiMark Tomaso (as Luca Giorgio Barbareschi)
Salvatore BasileSalvatore BasileChaco Losojos
Ricardo FuentesRicardo FuentesUndetermined Role
Carl Gabriel YorkeCarl Gabriel YorkeAlan Yates (as Gabriel Yorke)
Paolo PaoloniPaolo Paoloni1st Executive
Lionello Pio Di SavoiaLionello Pio Di Savoia2nd Executive (as Pio Di Savoia)
Claudia RocchiClaudia RocchiUndetermined Role (as Luigina Rocchi)

 

Fans Speak:

“This is one of my favorite horror films, Dylan and Raoul’s are both great reviews and give their views of this film honestly which is very unbiased and a great way to see the opinions of two people they both give great points about this film i remember reviewing this on IMDb it’ll be somewhere, i’ll post it if i find it! but anyway this movie is so powerful and extreme the nature and realism is very disturbing. the composing by ortolani is just so scary, ruggero deodato was very clever and gave great shock value, he mastered the art of horror on this one, this is by far the best cannibal film and one of the best Italian horrors, this is not a film for minors and animal lovers!”

 

“When i found out about this great film i  was curious because of the title name ‘cannibal holocaust’ it sounded extreme and melodramatic! indeed it was extreme and dramatic!

the introduction to the film has beautiful scenery of the amazon jungle,and fantastic music (by Riz Ortolani who composes some mind- blowing music throughout the film) it seems like the film is going to be gentle…

it deceives the audience very well from the start, and has the film progresses the film begins to grow more disturbing.

The film asks the questions ‘What is it to be ‘civilized’?’ and ‘Is it a good thing?’etc…It keeps you guessing, wondering whats next? keeping the audience interested

Harold Monroe searches for the missing film team in the green inferno the audience are given clues has to what as happened ‘a burned hut’ ‘angry tribe’ Harold Monroe has to gain trust with one of the tribes and not act suspicious and tries to join in with their culture he succeeds and gets the film and showing what happened to them.

the characters are a group of young ruthless filmmakers that made ‘the last road to hell’ and shows their background and what you will expect of them, they try to do savage things to make their film sensational e.g. herd a tribe into a hut and burn it down,rape a primitive girl etc…The tribe angered by their savage behavior want revenge and don’t want to be treated savagely and so act that way to them. the animal killings is a warning to themselves don’t disturb nature or it will fight back. it’s the western world’s impact on a primitive culture.

the realism is pitch perfect with the first ever ‘found footage style film’ the visuals are stunning, acting good and beautiful music. but it as it’s flaws with the dubbing and a few cheesy parts, but overall brilliant, well produced horror film!”

i forgot my password for it but that was my comment on it i hope it’s an alright comment compared to yours! and thanks for wanting to hear from me i appreciate it! :)

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