Cannibal Holocaust

1980 [ITALIAN]

Action / Adventure / Crime / Horror / Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67% · 18 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61% · 25K ratings
IMDb Rating 5.8/10 10 61712 61.7K

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Ruggero Deodato as Man Sitting in University Campus
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755.90 MB
Italian 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 30
1.6 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
Seeds 44

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jerosystems 7 / 10

Great movie spoiled by unnecessary (real) animal cruelty

This movie could have easily been a 9 or a 10 because it is truly a disturbing masterpiece and really makes you think about what we consider civilized. The reason I'm rating it so low is that it is ridiculous that the animal slaughters were done using live animals, (7 animals were killed in the making of this video, though only 6 are shown) which was completely unnecessary as they clearly had the skills to depict realistic murder/slaughter/rape/gore scenes as shown by all the gruesome events featuring humans. The only good thing to come out of this is that very few movies afterwards ever used real animals becausr of all the backlash this one received.

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Reviewed by gavin6942 8 / 10

There's a Reason This Film is Considered Notorious

A group of documentarians go into the Amazon to film warring cannibal tribes. Unfortunately for them, they don't make it back. An anthropologist is sent in to find them, and is horrified when he sees the grisly images they captured on film.

Let me make a confession. Despite being a serious horror fan and having met Ruggero Deodato twice, engaging in some interesting conversation with him, I had never seen "Cannibal Holocaust" before. I had a fairly good idea of what to expect from it, as I was familiar with Umberto Lenzi's "Cannibal Ferox", which I suspected was quite similar (something I suspected correctly). But I think it's safe to say Deodato went further than Lenzi's imitation did.

Starring Robert Kerman (perhaps better known for his many pornographic films), it's not surprising that this film pushes the boundaries on nudity and cruelty. Men and women naked, some of them sexually brutalized... animals killed, including a monkey who gets his face cut off and the infamous "turtle scene". I was actually somewhat disturbed by this film -- at the very least, rather uncomfortable. One scene where an adulteress is punished was particularly disturbing for me.

I don't think those of you who are squeamish will want to see this one... or those who don't like seeing animals killed (yes, Virginia, the animals killed on screen)... but if you want to see a horror film with some sense of reality in it, this is it. There's also a strong social commentary in it about what makes man civilized or not, but I won't get into that... you'll see it.

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