Cannibal Holocaust Review
Well, I'm back again with a another review for your ass... This time it's the horrid controversial Cannibal Holocaust. There is actually people out there that believes this is a real documentary. Well... No. It's a movie. It's a found footage film from 1980 and was made on about $100,000. This movie is of course notable for it's real animal kills and there are a couple of other kills that to this day people wonder if it is snuff. The movie centers around a group of film makers that travel to South America to study cannibals. And a professor that goes to South America to find them and their camera footage. Let's just say the professor makes out alot better than the film makers. This movie is was little different than what I expected. I was thinking the film makers were victims. They are not. And I will leave it at that. This movie has a extreme amount of gore. Some real. And I found the animal killing just uncalled for. And I am by no means a prude. Some of my favorite horror films are The Hills Have Eyes and High Tension. So gore does not bother me. You get the feel that this movie was made strictly for shock value. Which to be honest. I generally like. But, it comes across at some point as just a snuff film (which it is not). People are right this is a sick and in some parts just revolting flick. At the same time. It makes you almost root for the cannibals at the end. And that in itself is rather interesting. There is a certain innocence to the cannibals and you feel flat ass bad for them at some points. Which was an unexpected feeling coming in to this. I will warn you. Do NOT rent this expecting a Saturday night slasher flick with the girlfriend. This is one of those flicks I watched with my fiancee out of town just to do a review on it and finally to just have seen it. And people are right. The gloves are WAY off. This is full of rape, full frontal nudity (penis' and vaginas everywhere), animal killing (real), and some serious dismemberment. Sounds great but, this was well beyond anything you get out of Last House on the Left or even the Hills Have Eyes. And leaves you thinking WTF?
I will give this 2.5 axes out of 5. It was exactly what it was supposed to be... At some points I thought this is actually good...
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