Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen
A New York anthropologist named Professor Harold Monroe travels to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew that disappeared two months before while filming a documentary about primitive cannibal tribes deep in the rain forest. With the help of two local guides, Professor Monroe encounters two tribes, the Yacumo and the Yanomamo. While under the hospitality of the latter tribe, he finds the remains of the crew and several reels of their undeveloped film. Upon returning to New York City, Professor Monroe views the film in detail, featuring the director Alan Yates, his girlfriend Faye Daniels, and cameramen Jack Anders and Mark Tomaso. After a few days of traveling, the film details how the crew staged all the footage for their documentary by terrorizing and torturing the natives.
What a great movie. This movie was made during the time of pushing boundaries. They were still doing it then, but it stop not long after that. This movie was made to shock people, and to show them areas that they did not know about outside of National Geographic's. It was made outside the US to be about to include some of the scenes that are in the movie.
The scenes where animals are being killed and dressed are real. They are not faked at all. Since this was made and released in another country is the reason why these scenes were included in the final movie. They would not have been allowed to release a movie in the US with real scenes of animals being killed. People would have lost their minds, and they would have protested the movie.
This movie was made like it was a found footage movie, before we even knew what that was. You have people watching film that was found after the film crew was murdered by the natives. It was the early form of what was to come for movies in the future, tons of found footage movies.
This is a movie with lots or gore and nudity, so that being said, this is a great movie. I loved it. It is one of those movies that needs to be added to your collection, if you are a horror fan. This is not a movie for everyone. It is a rough movie. If you have not seen this movie yet, then you should watch it. Enjoy.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Trailer