A New York anthropologist named Professor Harold Monroe travels to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew that disappeared two months before while filming a documentary about primitive cannibal tribes deep in the rain forest. With the help of two local guides, Professor Monroe encounters two tribes, the Yacumo and the Yanomamo. While under the hospitality of the latter tribe, he finds the remains of the crew and several reels of their undeveloped film. Upon returning to New York City, Professor Monroe views the film in detail, featuring the director Alan Yates, his girlfriend Faye Daniels, and cameramen Jack Anders and Mark Tomaso. After a few days of traveling, the film details how the crew staged all the footage for their documentary by terrorizing and torturing the natives. Despite Monroes objections, the television studio Pan American still wishes to air the footage as a legitimate documentary. In order to change their minds, Monroe shows the stations executives the films final reels, so they could see first hand how the crews fate came to be.
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Having heard so much about this, I decided to watch it. I even had a bucket ready for puking (hoping this movie could do the impossible). Guess what? I just wasted 90 minutes of my life on this piece of crap. A few scenes were kind of gruesome (for the 80's anyway), but other than that, it was disappointing at best. The animal scenes were real, though, and being a lover of animals my stomach did a small flip at the turtle scene. But as for the human mutilations, there were only 2, the second one obscured heavily by rampaging "cannibals". The first mutilation was fair, but as a whole it could have been SO MUCH MORE. And it was SO DAMN SLOW. The 2 mutilations of the group happened at the tail 10 minutes of the film. The beginning scenes of the professor trecking through the forest were a little more entertaining, but just a VERY little more. It was aiming for an 11, I give it a 2.
This review is from: Cannibal Holocaust (DVD) This movie shows scenes of raw sex, rape, ritualistic torture, murder, and cannibalism.Ok so much for the good parts.It also shows actual video of animals being killed. There's one scene where they kill a turtle that is probably over 100 years old.In that sense is it a movie about people from modern society going into the jungles and ruining everything ? Or is it a real example of people ruining everything while making a movie ? I don't know.A lot of the footage in this movie is supposed to be 'recovered' from an expedition of a bunch of fun seaking film makers who just happen to enjoy putting the natives into straw huts and then setting them on fire.There's a lot of scenes where the camera is moving around, pointing up into the trees, etc..They probably recite the line "Turn that *&^@#$%' camera off !" about 100 times while ranting and shouting about various things.Fortunately real indigenous people don't behave like they are portrayed in this movie.Still if you like scenes involving rugged sex and rape plus gore this is the movie for you.Jeff MarzanoRecommended further viewing:FrightmareGodzilla (U.S. and Japanese Versions)Godzilla 2000Godzilla vs. DestoroyahHorror HotelI Was A Teenage WerewolfInto The FireInvasion Of The Saucer MenIT ! (The Terror From Beyond Space)Mad Doctor Of Blood Island / Brides Of Blood / Beast Of BloodNot Of This Earth (original)Of Unknown OriginPhantasmPSYCHOThe Blob (with Steve McQueen)The Brain That Wouldn't DieThe Flesh EatersThe Fly / The Return Of The Fly / The Curse Of The FlyThe Four Skulls Of Jonathan DrakeThe Haunting (original)The Hideous Sun DemonThe Hypnotic EyeThe Incredible Shrinking ManThe Indestructible ManThe MansterThe Night Stalker (TV movie from the 70s)The Thing (from another world)The Thing (John Carpenter's remake 1982)The Thing That Couldn't DieThe Twilight Zone Collections
Cannibal Holocaust(19979) and The Last House on the left(1972) are twofilmsthat the Marquis de Sade would have done had he lived today as afilmmaker.One group of people look at this a boring, pointless, and a piece oftrash.Another group sees it as a compelling piece of cinema. I believe that itsuncompromising in its display of violence by the "civilized" person.Cannibal Holocaust is one of the gutist films to ever be made in thehistoryof moving pictures.It was inspired by violent events that plagued the Italian scene duringthe1970's. Cannibal Holocaust creates a powerful look in the negativeaspectsof sensationalistic journalism. There are elements of De Sade that arepresent in here. One element is the presence of sexual perversity.Anotherelement is the idea that the strong is always victorious over the helplessand weak.It was Ruggero Deodato's follow-up to an earlier cannibal effort calledJungle Holocaust(1978). This was banned in Italy during the early 80'sandis still banned to this day. Cannibal Holocaust is one of the mostcensoredand cut films in the history of world cinema. The only thing negativeaboutthis movie was the killing of actual animals. The film was confiscated bythe police because of this.Directing the infamous classic proved such an emotional drainingexperiencefor the the director that he has stated that he would never do a CannibalHolocaust 2. It would prove to be Ruggero Deodato's crowning achivement.Cannibal Holocaust was to the cannibal sub genre as Zombie was to thelivingdead subgenre in Italy. Cannibal Holocaust(1979) deserves to be comparedwith Werner Herzog's Aguirre:The Wrath of God(1974), and Francis FordCoppola's Apocalypse Now(1979). In many ways its a cannibal version ofTheLast House on the Left(1972).The first half begins with the announcement of four missing documentaryfilmmakers. A rescue and retrieve team led by Professor Monroe is sent tofind the missing people. He hooks up with an expert guide who leads himthrough the jungle and swamps. The remains are discovered by the team asMonroe is chasing a bunch of naked women. Finally, after gaining thenative's trust, Professor Monroe is given the documentary footage toreturnhome with.The second half focuses on the footage(this is where the controversybegins). The documentary team are seen going through the jungle beforeandafter their guide dies of poison. They go on to burn and kill a villagefull of women and children. After commiting a few more horrific acts, thefilmmakers are given their just deserts by one of the cannibal tribes.Thefilm climaxes with the material being ordered to be destroyed by theproducers.This is a feature film that will not be something that Hollywood isanxiousto remake. It is one of the top grossing films Japan. Allegedly, thiswasone of Sergio Leone's favorite films. For a horror flick, it is well madeand professionaly filmed. The death scenes of many of the characters weredone with tons of realism that the director had to go to court to provethatthe actors weren't really dead.The whole scenes of filming are just as disturbing as the camera scenes inPeeping Tom(1960), and the murder of an entire family on video inHenry:Portrait of a Serial Killer(1986). There is an anarchistic tonethatdominates the entire screen. The ritual scenes involving adultery andabortion gives hints of the tribual laws of the cannibals. The scene oftheMai Li type massacre is very indictive of the brutality by the WesternCulture towards other cultures. The death of Faye Daniels is the mostpainful thing to watch as she was the only one to sympathize with(her fateis the cruelest one of all the filmmakers).The directors of the Blair Witch Project have denied seeing CannibalHolocaust(this is something that I find hard to believe). Deodato'sfollowup would the the equally despised La Casa Sperduta nel Parco/TheHouseon the Edge of the Park(1980). Cannibal Holocaust has yet to be releasedonHome Video in the United States. The most available print is 95min,although I have a feeling that the original cut was probably about 140 to180 minutes long. The cinetopgraphy is excellent and the film score ismemorable.There was a well known scene that supposedly does not exist called the"pirhana" scene. I believe that the message the filmmakers tried to makewas delivered through its visual disturbences. Cannibal Holocaust(1979)waswritten by Granfranco Clerici who was also known for his contribution toother controvosial works such as Lucio Fulci's Don't Torture aDuckling(1972), The New York Ripper(1982) plus other Ruggero Deodatoeffortslike Jungle Holocaust(1978), and The House on the Edge of the Park(1980).It would be a perfect movie to be shown on a double feature with PierPaoloPasolini's Salo:120 Days of Sodom(1975). Cannibal Holocaust is adisturbing, gut wretching, and sick motion picture that should be viewedbymature and open minded viewers.
I promise you that you will NEVER find a more unsettling and graphicmovie than "Cannibal Holocaust".It's that kind of movie that viewers,including myself, must send a warning to any other person before theyview that film.All of the rumors about this film that you may haveheard are all true.I can't recommend it as a film for someone lookingfor it to be a campy gorefest.It's a gorefest, but it definitely isn'tcampy.The director is very serious with the material that he put in themovie.He actually went to the Amazon where nobody could stop him so hecould film actual animals being killed in grotesque and grizzlyfashions.A muskrat is gutted alive and is seen squealing and kicking.Aturtle is decapitated and has its breastplate cut open where you cansee the guts, even the heart is still seen beating.A monkey has itsface cut off with a machete and has its head bashed and brains eaten.Apiglet is shot in the head.Let's not forget the rape scenes.This filmhas the kinda rape scenes that even "The Last House On the Left"couldn't have made more graphic and disturbing.If there's anything,anything at all, in this ugly movie thats beautiful, its thesoundtrack.The song at the beginning and end of the movie is justfascinating in a haunting and creepy kinda way.Despite the grislynature of the movie, "Cannibal Holocaust" is a very well-made andentertaining movie.It's shock value should definitely be taken in forcredit of the movie because the director did not believe in censorshipwhen it comes to filming the disgusting things that happen in thisfilm.Let this be a warning: This is a very good movie and should be seen,but view it at your own risk.
OK, this is the 3rd Cannibal flick I've seen, I gave it a 6. Mind you itwould have received more except for the animal cruelty throughout - I foundmyself fast forwarding through each killing. What is it with the Italiandirectors? Eaten Alive and Slave of the Cannibal God are just as bad. OK,sohow was it as a movie? Great! Maybe I am too desensitised to be affectednowdays (which is a little worrying) by the gore. One thing though - thatwoman impaled sure looks realistic! If you are reading these comments, youhave probably already seen it or are curious to see it. If you haven'tyet -just make sure you are in an OK state of mind, keep your finger poised onthe fast forward and settle back for a pretty strange ride...
Though it tried, this was no CANNIBAL FEROX (MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY). Most of the film dragged on and only the FF button kept me awake. Some scenes were good, plenty of nudity and violence, if that's what you are after, but the rape scene in the mud was almost comical. See FEROX and leave this one on the shelf.
Ruggero Deodato's 1980 exploitation cannibal classic is widelyconsidered "the most controversial movie ever made" and I'm certainlyNOT about to argue with that title. Cannibal Holocaust brings forth ashocking and ultra-violent image of amazonian life and all thedepravity that goes on among the uncivilized jungle inhabitance. A filmcrew sets out to make a documentary deep in the Amazon, depicting theways of tribal life in a world unknown to many of us - a worldnicknamed "The Green Inferno". After a suspenseful year and a half ofthe media's anticipation of the crew's return, a team of three is sentto locate the film makers who are presumed dead. They have severalrisky encounters and end up witnessing a cruel, ritualistic torture andexecution of a woman apparently convicted of adultery. She isruthlessly raped with a sharp, stone dildo and has a mud ball full ofspikes shoved into her and is beaten to death while the team looks onfrom a distance. After the grueling display is over with, the threesoon encounter a tribe of apprehensive natives who soon gain respectafter a peace offering is presented. Eventually, they uncover theremains of the film crew, picked clean and arranged into a mess ofskeletal fragments along with their footage. Back in New York, severalpeople sit down to view the footage to see if it is worthy of thepublic's eyes. What they see is most definitely a shocking andhorrifyingly grotesque vision of depravity, rape, slaughter, etc. So,what makes Cannibal Holocaust so unrelenting and jaw dropping? If I hadto pick one thing it would obviously be the main controversial aspectrevolving around the film since it's release: the animal suffering.Throughout the film are several authentic animal killings that surelypush the boundaries of "shock" to a forbidden level - the mosteffective being the long, unsettling scene in which a sea turtle isdragged out of the water, butchered, and guttered, later shown to bedinner for the crew. Also the abuse and murder of a pig is memorablytwisted. I'm not one to get all bent out of shape over anything likethis and I can appreciate how far this film was willing to go with allof the brutality and amazingly realistic gore. The realism andauthentic look to the film is what makes it so remarkable. Surelynothing like it will ever be made again and if it is, will never seethe light of day (probably for the best, anyways) so just check it outand try to take it for what it is and if you are tough enough to standit, you are sure to enjoy it. Even if you don't, please refrain fromwhining over it's content... thank you.
This review is from: Cannibal Holocaust (Unrated) (DVD) Not my type of movie. I cant believe the director was harrassed for making this movie. There are other movies that have way more animal cruelty like Apocalypse Now and I dont believe that the director was hounded by anyone.
I am a true fan of good horror movies like "Friday the 13th", "ANightmare On Elm Street", "Halloween", etc. I love preparing for thenice cool October nights by watching good horror movies. Good horrormovies don't necessarily have to contain pornographic scenes, or "real"animal torture scenes to make me enjoy them, like this pile of trash"Cannibal Holocaust" does. Not only is this movie extremely offensive,it is low key and boring most of the way through. I found myselfgetting tired out by it only like 20 minutes in. By the way, thoseprofessor guys must have been homosexuals. Like look at all the chicksaround!!! Like I would have not been taking that stuff for granted likethese aholes were!! Pleaseeeee. Pile of junk, bottom line!!!
If you're sick and twisted that is. I had heard alot about this, so I had to see it. I must say though it is not original footage of the actual incidents, it would be terribly convincing if you didn't know better. The realisms are stunning and quite disturbing, A+ in my book. This movie is not for the faint of heart. Being made in the early 80's, I have to say many, many movies have been made since without as much talent. Do watch this if you have a strong stomach!!!
The other review for this movie did not give an insight to this movie. I bought it anyways and im glad I did because its now out of stock. The movie is said to be The Most Controversial Movie Ever Made! I found it not be that shocking because movies always try to raise the bar. However, I did enjoy the movie. It showed a guy filming his voyage then cut to a office and then they watch the film with the four filmmakers. I dont know how it happened but oh well. The final forty minutes are very realistic and brutal. It shows the filmmakers destroying a village and then the villagers take revenge on them. It does contain scenes of rape, animal killings, and cannibalism. It was a good movie and very surreal. I wouldnt really call it a horror movie because this stuff really happens in other countrys and does look real. Maybe its so controversial because it says something about humans and what we do for revenge.
This film doesn't come with a strong stomach in the box, so if youdon't already have one avoid it (the uncut version) like the plague. Asynopsis can be read on any film site, so i'll just cut to the bone (nopun intended). This is THE most awesome gore-fest ever to grace thesilver screen (and with films like the 'Guinea Pig' and 'AugustUnderground ' series' made since then, that's REALLY saying something).For people who don't like people or animals (and I don't) this is themost fun you can have, especially if you watch it with uninitiatedtypes. Without going into too much detail, a small group of people gointo the amazon and with complete 'white man' arrogance start to f**kwith the natives (literally) leaving them fair game for all sorts ofnastiness. They film their exploits with complete disregard for thedanger that lurks all around them and their film is later discoveredand shown to a couple of 'normal' people who raise the only moralobjections in the whole film (with the exception of the guy who foundthe tapes). the film contains multiple scenes of rape (white on black,black on white) and torture (including a particularly nasty scene onthe coast) as well as an exceptionally high amount of animal torture(look out for the scene involving a knife and a screaming muskrat, evenI found this to be quite disturbing). All in all an excellent picturewith enough gore and sadism for the most twisted of us. If you like ityou'll REALLY like it, though if you haven't seen 'Cannibal Ferox' Iwould advise watching that first to strengthen you constitution. Ifyou're just going to watch it and then complain about the content,please don't bother, this film is not for you.
After reading so much about "Cannibal Holocaust" and how horrifying it supposedly is, I decided that I should watch it and review it. I was excited, but I must admit that I came away very disappointed. Basically, this movie is about a group of people that go missing in the Amazon while making a documentary. A famous anthropologist goes to look for them. Various acts of extreme violence take place. That's about it.As I watched this movie, I realized that this movie represents the type of movie that is basically gore for the sake of gore and shock for the sake of shock. The types of scenes in this movie are indicative of a type of cinematic horror that is designed to shock the consciousness of the viewer and to disturb the viewer...this is not hard to do at all. Anyone can have a bunch of brutal violence on the screen and call it disturbing horror or shock horror. So what? The result is traumatic to a certain degree in that the viewer becomes repulsed by what he/she has seen (or should be repulsed). However, the unfortunate consequence of this type of in your face so-called horror is to desensitize the audience to what he or she is seeing. Inevitably, the imagination of the viewer is completely removed from the equation, and this is not conducive to an effective horror movie as far as being scary is concerned.In short, there is nothing scary about this movie, nothing whatsoever. Yes, there is a great deal of rape, desecration of human beings and the human condition as well as various scenes of cruelty to animals--which is morally reprehensible. However, none of this is scary to the viewer, but it is very disturbing, disgusting and shocking. Still, shock and disgust are not what I want when I go to see a horror movie. I want suspense, tension, atmosphere and I want my imagination to be stimulated and directed to a realm of darkness.Is rape a horrifying event? Sure, it is, but I do not need to see it on film to know this. How effective is the actual act of rape at scaring someone, just in and of itself? In fact, I would argue that the imagination of the act itself is scarier than any image produced on film. What is the big deal here? The knowledge of the act itself is enough to know that it is horrifying for the victim, but to see it does not scare of horrify me in the slightest. What is scary about it? In short, this movie is no more scary than the news program hosted by Nancy Grace, a show that details horrible atrocities that occur in everyday life. Nancy Grace is even scarier than "Cannibal Holocaust" because it details many of the same types of crimes, e.g. rape of children, murder, necrophilia, etc., and it is real.The bottom line is that you can have all of the gore you want, all of the rape you want, animal cruelty, etc., and you can shove it in the face of the audience, but that is not what scares a person. It is the tension building up to the act that really terrifies an audience. For instance, the scariest scene in all of horror movie history is the shower scene in "Psycho". How much did that show? What made that scary? It was the surprise of the act, the out of the blue violence, the vulnerability of the victim, the theme, mood and music of the movie leading up to the act and the idea of an unexpected and horrifying act which occurs when one least expects it. You don't have anything like this in "Cannibal Holocaust". Simply put, it takes more than just a bunch of shockingly brutal and explicitly violent scenes to make a scary movie. It takes a great deal more, and "Cannibal Holocaust" does not have what it takes. Quite frankly, the only thing scary about "Cannibal Holocaust", is the "cost" of the DVD itself.I believe it was Stephen King that said something to the effect that there are two types of horror: (1) the type that is scary (hard to do) and (2) the type that disturbs, shocks and disgusts the viewer (easy to do-this is "Cannibal Holocaust" all over). I, however, prefer the former to the latter, and the former is a lost art, a lost art, indeed. In short, there is nothing in "Cannibal Holocaust" that even remotely resembles the above-mentioned #1.
This is a deep and compelling study of the lifestyle and rituals concerningthe average native cannibal.I understand that some might get provoked by the use and abuse of liveanimals, but from my point of view it`s not all that bad it`s just what youcould expect from a Rainforest documentary really. But for those of you whohave empathy for animals getting slaughtered you are hereby warned. The movie starts out fair enough, and continues fair enough although I mustobject to the selected soundtrack, it`s silly sometimeshillarious.The movie is a movie.###Possible - Spoilers###The movie starts out with a rescue mission that results in the discovery ofthe remains of a documentary crew, and the salvage of some of their tape. Acable company now wishes to give the tape some screen time in spite of itshorrible content that includes live execution of some animals(real animals)as well as the demolition of a tribes settlement and a violent rape of anative girl ( oh how they get to pay for that ).The professor who went in the jungel to rescue the crew objects to thecompany`s intentions, as he have seen the whole thing and they obviouslyhavent(poor excuse for showing the tape to us here at homebut...).So they go through the tape in all its glory and horrific images to theultimate death of the whole crew, on camera.I think it`s a fair enough movie some of the scenes were a bit off the edgebut it works as a jungel/cannibal safari.
I understand that this movie shows some aspects to other primitive life ... but to be honest, anyone who enjoyed watching this movie, you honestly should be the *****ing one who's being butchered by these crazy *****s. I'm sorry man, anyone who gets off watching people being torn apart like theyre nothing but a rag doll and then eaten like everythings cool, im sorry but if that seriously interests you, i think you really should be *****in taken out...this movie is sick as hell and has no reason to have ever been made, i understand it's story but, its *****ing disgusting and goes way too far over the edgei give this movie straight F's across the board, although the visuals and acting were realistically portrayed, i honestly dont think they deserve to be credited with making such a movie or performancehorror films are one thing, theyre meant to scare people ... but movies where people are savagly torn apart and eaten and bashed in at the *****in skull, impaled on a spit, have a baby torn out of their goddamn stomache ARE NOT HORROR, THEYRE *****IN SICK AND GO WELL BEYOND HORROR...seriously man ... horror movies are supposed to scare the piss out of you, does watching people get brutally torn apart to shreds scare you??? no ... it *****in sickens you ... or at least for anyone normal it doesfor you sick *****s that enjoyed this movie you get off on it...you're not looking for horror, you're looking for over the top gore and guts...maybe when the ***** happens to you, you wont be so *****ing fascinatedanyone who believes that this movie is amazing and is the best horror movie ... ***** you, i hope the ***** happens to you =]
This review is from: Cannibal Holocaust (DVD) This is one of those "legendary, unseen" films like El Topo or Satantango (for the record, I've seen both). Now that one is able to see it on a superb transfer by the boys at Grindhouse Releasing, it more than lives up to its reputation. An incredibly bleak, disturbing, and probing look at man, his propensity for violence, the media's manipulation of facts and footage, and the barbarism that exists everywhere, this film is a masterpiece. It starts out as your usual exploitative Italian horror film, but when the "documentary" footage comes into the film, it gets more and more intense and haunting. The music of the film is one of the greatest scores I've ever heard, subtle and haunting, making a brilliant counterpoint to the sheer brutality of the film. The film itself pulls no punches, and makes no apologies for what it shows or how. Many "gorehounds" don't really like this film, because it is not a fun movie. Gorehounds tend to like their films gory but cheesy, able to laugh afterwards. You can't laugh or shrug this film off, even though many have tried. Especially telling is the hidden Easter Egg on the DVD credits, where Grindhouse taped a showing of the film in 2001, and you see the audience before, during, and after the screening. Before the screening, the audience (mostly guys and a few girls) act all cool, mug for the cameras, and generally try and act like their "hip" and "ironic" (in other words, the smug Gen X types). But during the film they sit there stunned, and at the end, they are completely numbed by it. Some try and crack a smile, but to no avail. They are affected. You can't laugh this film off. I object to the disclaimer Grindhouse runs before the film when you watch the original cut (there's an animal-cruelty free version as an option). It gives the usual "we believe this film to be important (which it is), but it is extremely irresponsible". Yet, they release a special 2 DVD edition of it, and give the usual "we don't believe in censorship" speech. Stand by the film and say "yes, it's a difficult film to watch. But I don't apologize for it at all. Make of it what you will.". This is what I would have done. See it soon, before it disappears again....
The film is lifeless (the first hour crawls) and not very scary. You want the main characters to die because they are one-dimensional, cruel and downright annoying. The natives had every right to be restless - and bloodthirsty. The Special Features are at least, more entertaining & historically insightful.Yes, I was curious after reading some estatic reviews. Watch at your risk and don't blame me if you feel you wasted your money: I put my DVD copy up for sale on Amazon.Happy viewing! ;)
A masterpiece on it's own. Probably the most infamous Horror movie ofthe past 30 years. Every Horror fan talks about it even if he/she hasnot watched it. You may love or hate "Cannibal Holocaust" but you can'tdeny that it deserves some credit for many reasons. First, this onestarted the "lost shocking footage" idea. It also created the myth thatit's events were real. Of course everything was a publicity trick thatdidn't have enough success back in the 80's but it has awaken thecuriosity of many generations of Horror fans."Cannibal Holocaust" is more than a famous exploitation movie. The factthat it is banned in 250 countries is just a fact. Once you watch it,you will understand the greatness of it. It's a powerful piece ofcinema that displays the Horrors of humanity in society and in thewilderness. As many people have written on their reviews, this movie makes youthink "who are the real savages"?. You can't change nature's way, andwhen you irrumpt it with violence, and no respect, things can getreally awful. The first expedition group humiliated the savage's mostimportant traditions and their way of living just for fortune, fame,and for morbid purposes. Their ambition went too far and that is whythey found cruel fates. But they asked for it without knowing it. Thathappens when you do not show respect for humanity.About the animal real killings, I must admit that it can be justifiedas part of Deodato's experiment. The killings were not for a shockingpurpose, but for understand the nature of the message he is sending tothe audience. We learn more about how these animals are useful forhumans who live in the wilderness. There have been many heated debatestowards this topic but there isn't an uniform opinion for it. Deodato's social message is very clear. Humans are savages by nature,but the question is again, "who are the real savages"?. After watchingthe "lost" footage of the first group, we can feel repulsion for the socalled civilized humans. The savages didn't do harm to anyone beforethe civilized humiliated them. After the t.v. executives watched thefootage, the movie ends in a silent way that will always leave youshocked. That is a perfect ending. There is nothing more to say afterunderstanding why they found cruel fates. To spoil how they were killed and what they saw (which is the strongpoint of the movie) would be unfair for those who haven't seen themovie because the shock factor is very high and it's very impressive tothe point that a first time view is a great experience. The truth is that "Cannibal Holocaust" is more than a cult Horrormovie, it's more of a myth. This movie is among the best Horror moviesof all time and it deserves to be watched by any Horror fan. Well,maybe not for those who are easily grossed or for the fainted of theheart.This is truly a Horror experience because it shocks, disgusts, andmakes you think.
If you want to throw up, why don't you just stick your fingers down your throat? It's a lot cheaper than shelling out good money for this insipid movie that mimicks an arty film what with its movie-within-a-movie structure and its exploitative premise, quod erat demonstradum, that civilized man is more barbaric than the cannibals."Cannibal Holocaust" is little more than a snuff film with animals, in lieu of humans, as the actors and murder victims. The stomach-turning filming of the actual killing and mutilating of animals is not art.The killings aren't even artfully photographed or edited. As one of the characters at the end of this movie says in disgust after viewing the film of animal and human slaughters, "Burn it." Good advice.--Bryan Cassiday, author of "Fete of Death"
I really enjoyed watching this movie. I felt inclined to take a peekbecause I have heard around the web that some believed it was in fact asnuff film. It was pleasing to the eyes how realistic the filming ofthis movie was. Although I do not condone animal abuse, I thought itwas a really fascinating event to watch. People still hunt and killanimals for food to survive, and although the director didn't mind thereal animal slaughtering, it was a good view on how savage people are.I didn't really find the original film crew who we watched most of thetime too great of people. The men were too money hungry, but againisn't it just human nature? Alan had a disgusting personality and itadded to the extremity to the film. Cannibal Holocaust was intenselydisturbing and wrong, and it made me love it even more. I hold thismovie one of the best ever made. Every scene that showed the sufferingof humans, you really felt it. I can't believe how well it came out.Even knowing that the movie wasn't real, I had that question in myhead, "How can those actors make everything so real? They can't beactors,". After watching this movie I was became apprehensive that Iwould not be able to enjoy any other horror film, because nothing cantop this masterpiece.