“Cannibal Holocaust” (1980)

Films And Lice


By Jerome Reuter

(WARNING: Contains some spoilers)

There are a lot of opinions on this film. Some people hail it as one of the most definitive exploitation films. While others ridicule it for its scenes of real animal cruelty, and situated rape. Whatever you make of it, one cannot argue the significance of Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 film, as one the most notorious in film history.

As for me, I think there is a lot more to this film than a lot of people give it credit for. I can’t condone the scenes of blatant animal cruelty. However, in my honest opinion, it’s one of the most groundbreaking of the time. It introduced the world to the “Found Footage” horror film that would be repeated several years later by The Blair WitchProject.

(I should note here that I honestly don’t like that film. I find it to be one…

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