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CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980)

Has anybody seen this Italian horror movie? I am trying to decide if I should watch this shit with my partner on a Sunday night. I like horror but from what I have heard, this one might be too much horror.

Will do whatever Datalounge recommends.

by Anonymousreply 39October 21, 2021 6:46 PM

I, personally, would avoid this one. It's a genuinely mean-spirited film, the actors and crew were at each other's throats in real life and the animal abuse shown is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 1February 7, 2021 9:14 PM

I enjoy eurohorror, but I have never watched this one and never want to. From what I heard it sounds horrible.

by Anonymousreply 2February 7, 2021 9:24 PM

I have decided against it since others have heard what I have heard. My partner is planning to watch it after I go to bed.

by Anonymousreply 3February 7, 2021 11:55 PM

Is this the one with Robert Kerman, porn star, in it?

by Anonymousreply 4February 8, 2021 12:00 AM

I haven't seen it but just watched two scary movies I hadn't heard about that I thought were good. Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark (2019) and Hereditary (2018) in case anyone is looking for a horror night.

by Anonymousreply 5February 8, 2021 12:08 AM

Man, the special effects will be so crap that it won't seem very horrific.

by Anonymousreply 6February 8, 2021 12:16 AM

Sometimes I find the lack of CGI worse - instead they use a lot of rotting meat and puppetry, and it may not always look completely realistic, but it does look disgusting, and something about practical effects makes them better a lot of the time, even if not as good. I think it's because they exist in the same reality as the actors, unlike CGI which always has this unreal effect.

by Anonymousreply 7February 8, 2021 12:22 AM

There are several scenes where animals are killed in graphic detail...not simulation. I wish I had never watched this film even though I like horror movies. Apparently, there is an edited version without actual killing, but that's not what I've saw 30-ish years ago. I can't abide any film that tortures/kills animals.

by Anonymousreply 8February 8, 2021 12:24 AM

I watched it. Don’t remember much but the horrible horrible shrieking of this little mammal while they were killing it. It was awful. And then they chopped up a turtle, also graphic and sad, but he didn’t make any noise so it didn’t stick with me like the muskrat/squirrel/ whatever creature it was.

I’d avoid this one, there’s really no reason to watch it.

by Anonymousreply 9February 8, 2021 12:25 AM

I'm with all of you, real animal snuff films I have NO desire to see.

by Anonymousreply 10February 8, 2021 12:26 AM

Not really date night material.

by Anonymousreply 11February 8, 2021 12:27 AM

The gore effects really are somewhat impressive for the time. But the animal abuse (even if they did eat them later) is inexcusable. Watch Eli Roth's "Green Inferno" instead. But be warned: it's extremely graphic and brutal (as most of his films are).

by Anonymousreply 12February 8, 2021 12:32 AM

I wanted to show it to a group of second-graders. Do you think they're mature enough for it?

by Anonymousreply 13February 8, 2021 1:32 AM

A much better Holocaust option:

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by Anonymousreply 14February 8, 2021 2:11 AM

The Green Inferno really got to me. At least there was no animal abuse, though.

by Anonymousreply 15February 8, 2021 2:32 AM

The only part actually worth watching a truly beautiful haunting theme song...

Animal killings is not entertainment.

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by Anonymousreply 16February 8, 2021 3:08 AM

It's a wild movie. Take an edible and enjoy!

by Anonymousreply 17February 8, 2021 3:47 AM

It is extremely disturbing and too much for me (who generally has no problem with gory horror). I would say if the finale of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was too much for you, then you should skip.

The violence against a woman’s body in one scene is a horror- not entertaining in any way but just very sick and sad.

I don’t know how they did it, but somehow the fake 1970’s gore in this seemed 100 times more real than today’s CGI. I’m thinking of the ending when a body part is removed.

by Anonymousreply 18February 8, 2021 4:04 AM

Two severed thumbs up!

by Anonymousreply 19February 8, 2021 5:35 AM

Cannibal Hookers (1987) may be more to your beau's taste.

by Anonymousreply 20February 8, 2021 5:38 AM

Watching that clip R16, makes me think one of the things that makes some of these older films so creepy is how normal they also come across in the non-horror bits, often great theme songs that aren't necessarily horror-like, sometimes almost romantic, sometimes comedic scenes too. Many horror films nowadays maintain an atmosphere throughout. The normality of the filming (probably helped by the lack of money available) sort of adds to it. I hope I'm explaining myself right. They're not taking you into another world, they're putting horror directly into our recognisable world.

by Anonymousreply 21February 8, 2021 5:57 AM

Let me guess, it stars Armie Hammer.

by Anonymousreply 22February 8, 2021 6:05 AM

Are you a Cannibal Holocaust denier, op.

by Anonymousreply 23February 8, 2021 6:23 AM

The animals being killed in the film are being slaughtered the way Amazonian tribesmen normally do. Like most of you I found it uncomfortable because the factory abuse and massacre of the animals I eat every day has been subcontracted out to others so I don’t have to bruise my delicate sensibilities.

It is one of the few things watching in this mostly shitty movie because it’s super in-your-face about the fact that we are carnivores and we tear up and eat other animals. If you see it and can’t bear it there are other options that are perfectly healthy (more than a few say, more so) — or if you’re still ok with meat, maybe stop looking down on the Stone Age people who only make animals suffer for a short time? As opposed to living for months or years in utter misery in a factory farm.

by Anonymousreply 24February 8, 2021 6:34 AM

It's interesting, from the 60s to 80s the Italians were really ramping up the gore and nastiness of these types of films. But I've tried watching some of them with Italian friends and I manage to handle them better than they can. Could never watch this one though.

by Anonymousreply 25February 8, 2021 6:42 AM

Just reading up on this a bit, and I found out a weird tit bit - in Japan it was the second highest grossing film of that time, after E.T. It's an interesting mixture of schmaltz and cruelty there.

I was wondering for those who've seen them (I don't plan to), how does Holocaust compare with Ferox for example. Are they as bad as each other or is there something particularly revoltingly nasty about Holocaust that puts it above any other type of movie like this?

by Anonymousreply 26February 8, 2021 7:42 AM

It's a cool movie. I always thought the leaves looked like Tom Cruise and Calista Flockhart.

by Anonymousreply 27February 8, 2021 9:33 AM

Reading what was going on behind the scenes of this is mad, and honestly, even if the film wasn't as gross as it is, knowing how badly people were treated would make it unenjoyable for me.

by Anonymousreply 28February 8, 2021 10:55 AM

There's really nothing redeeming about watching this movie.. You can easily get the gist of it by reading about it online. It's an exploitation flick that features actual animal cruelty and cultural appropriation.

by Anonymousreply 29February 8, 2021 2:15 PM

OP, it's a lot more fun if you have a group of 5-9 year olds with you to watch it.

Make sure they have plenty of sugar beforehand!

by Anonymousreply 30February 8, 2021 2:21 PM

There's a podcast called 'Worst Date Movies Ever' or something like that, and this was their first episode. I listened to them talk about it, so I know pretty much the whole movie now without having seen it. I won't watch it, listening to the podcast was hard enough when they were describing the animal stuff. I suppose I could watch the version with the animal stuff removed, but I couldn't work out if all of it was removed or just some of it.

I had a hard enough time watching Friday the 13th for the first time recently, where they killed a real snake.

by Anonymousreply 31October 17, 2021 12:59 AM

[quote] I should watch this shit

Put it in the toilet, OP.

by Anonymousreply 32October 17, 2021 1:16 AM

Cannibal Holocaust vs Cannibal Ferox vs Eaten Alive...

Any of them actually good/watchable? I already know I can't watch Holocaust due to the animal cruelty.

by Anonymousreply 33October 21, 2021 2:09 PM

Watch it, ya pussy.

by Anonymousreply 34October 21, 2021 2:12 PM

I've seen parts of it and no thanks. I like an extreme film occasionally but that one is just nasty for nasty's sake.

by Anonymousreply 35October 21, 2021 2:13 PM

Robert Kerman (R. Bolla in porn movies the 70s and 80s) strongly disapproved of the animal killings and nearly got into a physical fight with the director over it. This movie was far more obscene than any of the porn he appeared in.

He was a sweet man. I spoke to him on the phone once about a year or so before his death and he was very gracious and touched when I told him I thought he was good actor and was very familar with his work.

by Anonymousreply 36October 21, 2021 2:54 PM

The only scene in Cannibal Holocaust worth watching (no gore is shown).

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by Anonymousreply 37October 21, 2021 6:16 PM

R21 yes that intro with the soft hippy music is extremely creepy when you what the film will be about and I am pretty sure it was intentional.

by Anonymousreply 38October 21, 2021 6:24 PM

I've watched it and the backstory is 1000x mire interesting than the film itself. It's a standard. low-budget film from the time with a few sort-of gruesome scenes that are nothing in comparison to the hyper-realistic violence in modern productions. Better to watch the Green Inferno which is much more entertaining and has a similar story.

by Anonymousreply 39October 21, 2021 6:46 PM
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