Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 97

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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
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!

Idkwhocares
Idkwhocares
Reply to  Duke
January 17, 2020 7:56 am

Was okay, definitely wasn’t as bad or good as some have said about the film. The graphic content was over the top but that being said, the over use of sexual violence was boring and the overall feeling of desperation and cruelty made for a good ride. I think from an artistic stand point it’s worth a watching. 4/10

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.

Equilibrium Killa
Equilibrium Killa
Reply to  David
September 13, 2020 5:42 pm

Thank you for that, I can watch anything but hurting animals

Shut S
Shut S
Reply to  Equilibrium Killa
December 10, 2020 11:29 pm

Little unique cupcake aren’t you?

OJ
OJ
Reply to  Equilibrium Killa
December 20, 2020 2:40 am

OMG, U R so Sensitive…..What the hell are you doing here ?!!!!!!!!

none of ur business
none of ur business
Reply to  OJ
June 21, 2021 11:24 pm

chill out not everyone likes watching animals get killed, and the killings in this film were all real unlike the human deaths so maybe people just don’t wanna see it

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

Beans
Beans
Reply to  sean lowrey
August 8, 2021 10:35 am

Gave birth to this. 3/10

jesus
jesus
July 13, 2020 2:30 am

jerked off to this

william
william
Reply to  jesus
October 29, 2020 9:41 pm

wtf jesus

OJ
OJ
Reply to  jesus
December 30, 2020 4:53 am

You are a disappointment to the holy cow

Chris
Chris
Reply to  jesus
November 21, 2021 9:09 am

Same, I cummed twice

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.

hkdkcupt
hkdkcupt
Reply to  tonio
April 21, 2021 10:09 pm

This is why God has left us

OJ
OJ
December 20, 2020 4:38 am

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

Rick Jones
Rick Jones
Reply to  OJ
April 21, 2021 11:29 pm

*_* Cumbrain moment

Niggerfaggot
Niggerfaggot
Reply to  OJ
April 27, 2021 2:05 pm

go back to slavery u nigger coon

none of ur business
none of ur business
Reply to  Niggerfaggot
June 22, 2021 12:06 am

get a life edgy 14 year old

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… Read more »

Rosa Pato
Rosa Pato
Reply to  Blu Monkey
February 11, 2021 2:40 am

Blu Monkey, really well said. Couldn’t agree more.

Chloe
Chloe
Reply to  Blu Monkey
April 10, 2021 12:29 am

Absolutely. People have really lost their backbones nowadays.

none of ur business
none of ur business
Reply to  Blu Monkey
June 22, 2021 12:08 am

i think it depends on the point of why the animal is killed. if it’s done humanely for food then that’s very different to just killing animals for fun, or even for the point of making a film. the animal deaths were unnecessary imo

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

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  pussybitch
June 1, 2021 11:39 am

@ pussybitch, watch some of the Human Centipede films and then do it irl with all your lads, but go easy on the baked beans.

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

jeff
jeff
Reply to  Tilly
August 7, 2021 9:43 pm

my name is deez

Beans
Beans
Reply to  jeff
August 8, 2021 10:32 am

Deez what sir?

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?

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  BreeBree
July 21, 2021 11:12 am

I seriously doubt it. Eli Roth made TGI as a one off. He also made the ”Hostel” trilogy and has not to my knowledge made another cannibal themed movie.

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.

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