Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cannibal Holocaust (1981)

This wouldn't be a real cult movie web-page, without having an entry about Cannibal Holocaust. This film is legendary!


- The director, Ruggero Deodato, was taken to court for murdering his actors on camera
- He was fined 10.000 dollar for slaughtering animals
- The film was long believed to be a genuine snuff film
- After its release, it was quickly banned in more than 50 countries worldwide
- Even though it was made on a fraction of the budget, it made more money than E.T., which came out at approximately the same time
- It is the original, of which crap like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity later ripped off

Fantastic "acting", amazing camera work, magnificent story and the most hauntingly beautiful soundtrack you've ever heard whilst watching people getting slaughtered in front of you, makes this the most disturbing experience you'll ever have in front of a screen.

Now Cannibal Holocaust is a scary film. Not like your boring Nightmare on Elm Street 15 or Jason 134 crap, where you laugh more than shiver. Cannibal Holocaust is really scary! People get angry when they see this film. They get angry at me for showing it. It's a film that really gets to you. It is not what you expect, and you cannot prepare for this film. So if you are the type of person who say you like horror only to look cool to your friends, then this is not for you.

But if you really love to be scared to the bones, if you love to really feel afraid, if you long to feel; then give this one a go. I guarantee you, this is a cult film extraordinaire, that truly delivers.

After seeing it, you will probably spend quite some time searching for more info about it online. This interview with lead actor Gabriel York is a good place to start.


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