Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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AKA: Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust
Year: 1980
Directed by: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: Robert Kerman (Prof. Monroe), Gabriel Yorke (Alan), Francesca Ciardi (Faye), Luca Giorgio Barbareschi (Mark), Perry Pirkanen (Jack)
Country: Italy, European Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs for foreign parts)
Runtime: 01:36:02
Genres: Cannibalism, Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Gore-Gruesome-Splatter, Torture, Violence Against-Relationships with Animals

Plot – Spoilers:
A crew of four cocky documentary makers who routinely push the boundaries of journalistic ethics head deep into the Amazonian rain forests to film undiscovered cannibal tribes. We pick up from them having gone missing, and so an anthropologist, Prof. Monroe is commissioned by the broadcasting corporation that financed the project, to follow the missing crew’s trail and uncover what came of them.

Monroe has a couple of guides to help him and they begin by making contact with the Yacumo tribe who are relatively benign compared to the fierce and cannibalistic Swamp People and Tree People whom Monroe believes might be responsible for the crew’s unknown fate.

As we follow the mission, we’re lavished with copious scenes of animal torture and brutal sexual violence as Monroe’s rescue team uncovers darker aspects about the missing filmmakers and the cannibal tribes.

Cannibal Holocaust pretty much pioneered the concept of found-footage in films and is a true masterpiece by any standard with great music, though its shock-value has often detracted from this truth.

Director Ruggero Deodato was actually arrested in Italy soon after Cannibal Holocaust’s release following claims that he had made a snuff movie. One of the major issues related to the infamous impalement scene and allegations that actors had been killed on location.

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GVKR CHAKRAVARTHY
GVKR CHAKRAVARTHY
June 12, 2019 6:14 am

Very good sight to see movies with sub titles

Duke
Duke
October 2, 2019 7:06 am

THE best cannibal movie ever! A MUST SEE!

David
David
October 11, 2019 5:46 pm

An absolute classic. The performances from the four main actors really work well – as intended, they come across as real assholes. I saw this in the early 80s, and it still packs a punch, but if you are an animal lover, be warned, the animal deaths are NOT faked.

Heidi Attwood
Heidi Attwood
July 1, 2020 8:03 am

The soundtrack is beautiful. Hard to link it to the horror but there it is.

sean lowrey
sean lowrey
July 2, 2020 5:48 am

jacked off 2 this. 4/10

jesus
jesus
July 13, 2020 2:30 am

jerked off to this

ScoobyDoo
ScoobyDoo
July 14, 2020 9:57 am

This is an absolute one of the best cannibal films out there. A similar movie in modern day would be the Green Inferno.

jayjay
jayjay
August 12, 2020 7:16 am

The plethora of real animal cruelty scenes could have done without but…

tonio
tonio
September 17, 2020 12:12 am

hot, I wish we could have seen more of their penises and the third guy from the first half naked.

OJ
OJ
December 20, 2020 4:38 am

White girl raped and killed by bunch of savages……Yeeee, more of this please.

l
l
December 23, 2020 3:01 am

mm sexy as fuck

Sundance Kid
Sundance Kid
January 2, 2021 2:39 pm

Fucking classic film! I love all the controversy around this film. Great realism in some scenes, some look so real.

Blu Monkey
Blu Monkey
February 10, 2021 2:09 pm

So I have heard so much about this movie. One thing I noticed is it is said there is animal torture. This is not true at all. Have any of you ever been on a farm or in much of the real world at all? Where do you think your food comes from? People have to eat. They humanly kill each animal in this movie. There is no torture involved. Nerves kept the turtles legs moving after they cut off it’s head. It’s bizarre and sad the director got animal abuse charges, but they probably just did that to show they were doing something about this guy. Like one of the comments above, you are quite the unique cupcake if you were offended by the animal deaths in this. The world is full of love spitting dipshits now in days. As kids you should be forced to behead a duck at least once to understand the sacrifice creatures make for you. The funny thing is that we are much nicer in our kills than other animals.

pussybitch
pussybitch
May 15, 2021 12:31 am

Hello EUM community <3 Today the last lad arrived back from holiday, and we could again watch a movie all the lads together. Very cozy, but the movie was not that good tbh. Soundtrack is a banger, almost cried everytiem. Favorite scene was rock fuck in mud, reminded me of my childhood. Good times fuk yea. So what did you think guys? Leave a comment below, and give the lads some suggestions for the next lad EUM evening
XOXO

Dunce
Dunce
June 4, 2021 2:19 am

Poor turtle 🙁

Tilly
Tilly
June 4, 2021 4:22 pm

I’ve watched it twice and still got the goosebumps…. the graphic is great and the best part of it all is how they can be looking so real until I thought they’ve been using a real body… gore but never disappointing

Trystn Bailey
Trystn Bailey
June 5, 2021 4:22 am

They went in their houses trying to force their way of life on others! They deserved every bit of pain they got and more. I have no sympathy for those bastards! Even as a fictional movie, it serves as an example for those who should fight for their way of life!

BreeBree
BreeBree
July 21, 2021 5:42 am

So Green Inferno is based off of this then?

MAGELLAN666
MAGELLAN666
October 9, 2021 6:20 pm

the cannibals/cannibalism is by far the least “horrifying” aspect of this film. I’d say that the MAJOR pacing issues detracted from the weight of the actual horror of the second half, which is disappointing. There was a lot of room for terror/dread here that was missed, they instead wanted to shock, which, at least for me, was boring. Seems weird to call this boring, but there it is, I found it to be quite a BORE. 2.5/10.

The Eye of Art
The Eye of Art
January 4, 2022 9:00 pm

If you like green inferno, this is like the unfiltered film of that. Definitely one of the best cannibal based film.

Dybbuk
Dybbuk
May 17, 2022 5:51 pm

had high hopes for this one but oh welp. This was rather boring, i guess im just more into heavier stuff. But overall it was okay.

Cupid
Cupid
May 19, 2022 1:21 am

If you’re looking for just a good fucked up, gory movie, Cannibal Holocaust is your all around winner. While I wouldn’t necessarily group it as horror or psychological horror (as those have more substance to the story), I would categorize it as disturbing.
It was incredibly messed up with the countless rape scenes and brutalization and murder of animals (which were all real kills, not staged) and I would recommend this movie only if you’re looking for something that’ll make you want to turn your head but reels you back in with the gore.

Doll Face Dōrufeisu
Doll Face Dōrufeisu
June 17, 2022 8:06 am

Suicide rates increased 30% between 2000–2018, and declined in 2019 and 2020. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States,3 with 45,979 deaths in 2020. This is about one death every 11 minutes.3 The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2020, an estimated 12.2 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.4

Suicide affects all ages. In 2020, suicide was among the top 9 leading causes of death for people ages 10-64. Suicide was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 25-34.3

Felipe
Felipe
June 17, 2022 9:37 am

The best! If you don’t usually watch gory movies and is curious to know, watch this one. It’s surprising how such a good movie you can find from such a crappy genre. The movie is beautiful and grotesque at the same time, a true masterpiece. It has a very important lesson to teach if you’re smart enough to catch it. 5/5 no doubt.

red
red
June 23, 2022 1:59 am

a classic and a must see if you wanna get into controversial films

mars.all
mars.all
July 5, 2022 8:19 pm

shud hav raiped dat dum bich mor in da end 4 bean wif dose dumfuk gays

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July 7, 2022 6:18 am

Now post jew-holocausts,LOL!

Gayboss
Gayboss
July 13, 2022 2:29 pm

what the fuck did i just watch

3Niar3
3Niar3
August 28, 2022 6:05 pm

The scene with the turtle was too damn real. Overall nothing special about this film, had much higher expectations

robakowski
robakowski
September 1, 2022 11:58 am

first time i didnt like a movie
2/5 because i came once