Four students go into the South American, i.e. Amazonia, jungle, to film cannibals. They never return.
Six months later, Professor Harold Monroe leads a small team to find them. He comes upon a tribe of Yanomamo, the 'tree people', who seem to know who the students are. Eventually, he locates the students' remains, and the film from their video cameras. He takes it back to New York to figure out what happened. What he discovers is the true intentions of the students' expedition.
Professor Monroe - Robert Kerman
Faye - Francesca Ciardi
Jack - Perry Pirkanen
Mark - Luca Barbareschi
Jack - Salvatore Basile
Miguel - Ricardo Fuentes
Alan - Gabriel Yorke
Director - Ruggero Deodato
Written by - Gianfranco Clerici
With a concept that has been since copied by the people behind The Blair Witch Project, Cannibal Holocaust shows it's superiority by actually having a point behind the movie. With the theme of the film taking on a 'who is worse' tone, they play upon the shock of the various situations very well... and in some cases, too well. I was actually annoyed at the fact they killed quite a few animals just to further the point of the 'civilized' people possibly being worse than the cannibals.
Other than that, I thought the concept was good, the gore extremely well done (so well, in fact, sparking some major controversy when it first came out whether it was real or not), and the acting, well, pretty good.
Actually, one other problem: I studied the Yanomamo in Anthropology, and they didn't act like that at all, and they certainly weren't cannibals! What the hell.Hide Full Review
With a concept that has been since copied by the people behind The Blair Witch Project, Cannibal Hol ...
Definitely deserving of the "L" brand, of course I didn't think so before hand. However, I am glad I finally got to see this. I love films like this that smack the piss out of politically incorrect taboos of how we (America) are compared to the rest of the world. Deodato's direction and atmosphere really pull together what I think he was going for. And for future reference, THIS IS THE FILM THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT RIPPED OFF FROM! Well, although that movie sucked, at least the makers had good taste. The special effects sequences from the film were very well done and convincing, I only wish there was no music so it would seem as if you were in the room watching the footage with the execs. Acting was done pretty well, you easily began to hate the kids on the expedition and smile big when karma came and kicked 'em in the ass. The overall tone was bad ass and I would have liked the film more, however, good share of faults; mainly the senseless killing of the animals, I mean, how necessary was it to off a turtle? I see where Deodato was going, but damn, SFX could have easily been used, some useless nekkidness, mostly man-ass and some boney ass chick, coulda been left out (usually a plus, but when the eye candy tastes sour, why bother?) Then there is the footage, who in their right minds would film their friends getting impaled, raped, and decapitated? I would like to think someone would help them, but then again maybe that contributes to the group's overall character. But for what it's worth, definitely worthy of a look if you can get past the holes and senseless animal violence. Love the last quote; however, the real cannibals are Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, and Metallica.Hide Full Review
Definitely deserving of the "L" brand, of course I didn't think so before hand. However, I am glad I ...
Well, this one is a legit movie with a totally kickin' soundtrack. Sound grabbed my attention with the introduction of voice "doo"'s in the soundtrack. Very nice. Not our usual cheesy horror though. This one is more like an early Blair Witch with the same idea, but implemented 500 times better. Worth watching if you don't mind the random violence to animals, excessive violence, and realistic gore.
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Well, this one is a legit movie with a totally kickin' soundtrack. Sound grabbed my attention with t ...
Special effects - yes
Plot - yes
Acting - no
'Pole dancing'- yes
Now that's a way to open a bottle.
Someone turn the alarm off!
Doo, doo doo, doodoodoodoo! (Which is not scary whatsoever, btw...and you get a remix!)
That usually happens to me when I take a bath, actually.
Women from the sky!
Alright, take us out John Denver.
Jacko - "This will keep you high and dry."
Chief - "Aahhhah! Aahhahhahaahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Ahaa!"
Alan - "There we go! Okay! Haha!"
Alan's former colleague - "What was I saying professor, uh, yeah."