'Cannibal Holocaust' Review By The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

Hey listen, I don't know about this. I think they want us for dinner tonight.
  • OVERALL
    4.0
    GREAT
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
The notorious Cannibal Holocaust... In the 80's, it was brought over seas and thought to be a snuff film! The filmmakers even had the actors lay low for a while, for people to believe so. However, they were found and the case of this being a snuff film was proven to be a falsity. They did not kill real people for this movie, the animal kingdom was not so lucky. Most of these 80's cannibal films did harm real animals for the film's sake. Cannibal Holocaust was actually sued for doing so. The movie earned more at the box office than it was sued for.

The film is broken up into two halves. The first about a group of people going to search for a doc*mentary film crew that went missing in the jungle filming their latest doc*mentary about cannibalism. They find the footage that the film crew was making, and view it, which is then the second half of the film. The first half is, for the most part, tame. And you may even start to wonder why people call this film so disturbing. When the start to play back the footage they find is where the real fun begins.

Now, by today's standards, I'd say this movie does not rank terribly high on the disturbing scale. But for back in the 80's... I have no doubt that back then it was today's A Serbian FIlm, if not even more disturbing. People today are desensitized to seeing more and more gore in cinema. Be advised, there is many scenes of rape, and dismemberment in this film. It may be 80's, but it is not very cheesy. The acting is actually good. However, the directing is amature. The shots and sequences flow well enough, but could be enhanced. Which is why I'd love to see a remake of this some day.

Well, folks, I'd say that you should definitely catch this classic. It will more than likley be expensive to purchase, but it is definitely worth it. And be sure to get it uncut. There are some lame versions, without the animal cruelty, and among other things cencored as well.

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Comments (8)

  1. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-Killer haha! ah, Clockwork Orange, my first X rated feature :P haha only because X films are hard to come by, and they dont call them 'X' anymore. hahaha

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  2. Geekster

    here and holland @crypt but yes it was band back in the 80's when i was a young art graduate failing like a bitch :L so this made my day along withm nay other pirated gore features- like clockwork orange

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  3. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-Killer do you reside in the UK? Here in America we got almost everything- including Serbian Film uncut! Ha!

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  4. Geekster

    @crypt seen it- love it- watched it back when on vhs it was a biggie to get hold of it- banned in the UK - sadly it was pirated but still it was osmething

    2 years agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  5. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Well doesnt my review make you wanna go out and see it? :P haha jk

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  6. THE JOKER

    @crypt NOPE! haha

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @mcleve02 Why thank you, sir! haha this movie is insane! have you seen it?

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  8. THE JOKER

    @crypt haha I already thumbs uped this review... I just didn't leave a comment! Nicely written again!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag