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« on: April 07, 2013, 08:09:12 AM »

OK-I just watched one of the most sick films Ive ever seen-CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. I can deal with gore and guts and cannibalism. Not a problem! What I cant deal with is rape and REAL animal murder. This movie is just plain SICK! The clip Im about to show is one of the tamer parts. I have never see a film so depraved since the original I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE.  I gave this movie to someone-and I just got it in the mail yesterday. Some places I cant-WONT go.

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Tese clips dont even come close to how this movie seared my soul. I dont think it should be "banned in 39 countries" as the ads claim-because I think censorship is Nazism-but this is evil s**t.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 09:46:18 AM »

I thought Cannibal Holocaust didn't come anywhere near living up to its reputation.  It was kind of boring.  It has more people walking around in the woods than anyone could possibly stand.  The documentary crew is so over-the-top they're impossible to take seriously as villains.  The animal killings are really the only thing that gives this movie any punch, but they also ruin it in a couple of ways.  In the more obvious one, the slaughter of the animals makes it impossible to enjoy the movie on any level.  After that possum got its throat cut early on, Cannibal Holocaust became nothing but an endurance test for me.  In a second, perhaps less obvious, way, the real gore of the animal butchering takes away any possible impact the fake gore (like the woman speared through her ass) might have had.

I suppose this movie deserves its infamy but it certainly isn't a classic or a must-see, in my opinion.  The best of the Italian cannibal movies is Deodato's earlier Ultimo Mondo Cannibale.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 11:39:43 AM »

I really like the movie because of many things and it is one of my top 10 most fave movies. Aside from the gore rape animal murders, if you are able to look past all that, it shows a very good sociological message.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 01:50:21 PM »

I thought Cannibal Holocaust didn't come anywhere near living up to its reputation. 

I agree.  I think I heard so much hype about it that when I finally saw it, I didn't have much impact on me.  But I bought a copy anyway!



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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 04:00:58 PM »

only watched it once, over 15 yrs ago. to be honest I only remember once scene, and vaguely at that. its status as a kind of a "dude, you HAVE to watch THIS!" type of movie is the only reason I checked it out. I'm surprised you'd never seen it before, RC.

don't let it put you off CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE which is actually pretty good. (I don't even think they're connected)
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 06:12:33 PM »

don't let it put you off CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE which is actually pretty good. (I don't even think they're connected)
I agree. Cannibal Apocalypse is pretty cool. Better than Cannibal Holocaust if you ask me. Plus the girl playing Mary is HOT!  Smile
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 06:37:30 PM »

This is one of the films I have heard LOTS about but never actually seen.  I'm worried after reading everything I have about this I'm going to be really disappointed in the end.  I think it's going to live up to it's reputation.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 12:58:07 AM »

My thoughts are contained in my review on here: I liked a bit of the film, hated most of it.

www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,136045.0.html  Buggedout Twirling TongueOut
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 08:03:02 AM »

I didn't like the animal cruelty scenes, especially the big nice turtle, but I thought it was a home run of a horror movie.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 10:17:41 AM »

I didn't like the animal cruelty scenes, especially the big nice turtle, but I thought it was a home run of a horror movie.

thank goodness I'm not the only one who loves the movie.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2013, 11:42:20 AM »

Well, for what it's worth, I think Cannibal Holocaust is one of the greatest Grindhouse flicks ever made.
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2013, 12:44:22 PM »

THe guts and gore didnt bother me-it was the animal murder and rape that bothered me. People wer getting raped through this waaay too much for my stomach. And the animal butchery-I mean,if its done for food-ok. But for an exploitation film? No. Not good. I DID enjoy CANNIBAL APOCOLYPSE and even HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD more. This movie was just gross.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2013, 01:01:45 PM »

While being one of the most important horror films of all time, the actual animal killings in the film are completely reprehensible and shouldn't have been included. While I realize that they actually ate the creatures that were killed on camera, it just takes the movie into another realm that it didn't quite ever recover from for me. But as the great grandaddy of the found footage genre, it must be seen at least once.
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2013, 03:45:16 PM »

I think in the 70's they didn't have the concepts of animal rights the way people do today.
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2013, 10:15:52 PM »

I think they went for the rape and animal killing precisely because gore doesn't have much effect on people anymore.  Back in the day gore was shocking.  As people became desensitized to it horror movies that wanted to stand out needed something new.
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