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Cannibal Holocaust (1979)




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An anthropologist heads a rescue party into the South American jungle to find a missing film team making a documentary on cannibal tribes but can only return with their footage, which reveals their crueler intentions.more
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Gianfranco Clerici
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 19, 2005
Blackest Heart Media

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Robert Kerman
as Harold Monroe
Francesca Ciardi
as Faye Daniels
Perry Pirkanen
as Jack Anders
Luca Barbareschi
as Mark Tomaso
Salvatore Basile
as Chaco Losojos
Paolo Paoloni
as Chief NY Executive

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Critic Reviews for Cannibal Holocaust

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

Its pointed attack on exploitative film-making seems somewhat rich in the circumstances, but this is well made, uniquely unpleasant and almost deserving of its huge cult status.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 6, 2012
Top Critic

Rough, but it's an interesting type of sensationalism from a (thankfully) bygone production era. It's not a film to be enjoyed, but it certainly offers a singular genre bite that's impressively gonzo.

Full Review… | July 5, 2014

An enormous master work from Ruggero Deodato whose own film has pretty much guaranteed to outlive its creator.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Cinema Crazed

[VIDEO ESSAY] Apart from being a truly disturbing film, "Cannibal Holocaust" serves up a cold plate of scathing social commentary.

Full Review… | November 14, 2011

Cannibal Holocaust is certainly unpleasant, uncomfortable, even offensive - which is to say that it is uncompromisingly true to its genre - but that is not to undermine its fierce, probing intelligence.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Cannibal Holocaust


The real animal killing is revolting but still this controversial and trashy piece of B horror delivers well what it wants to say about the media and journalists who go way too far for the sake of insane sensationalism - even if Deodato seems to be doing the same in the process.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

A crew of filmmakers goes into the Amazon jungle, torments a primitive tribe, and then gets the tables turned on them. The irony of this disturbing movie is that it posits that modern society is more savage than the primitive cannibals, then proves it by filming sadistic scenes of real animal killing. Unique, and effective at times, but utterly reprehensible.

Greg S

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