3/6/11

Cannibal Holocaust: Better to Rest in Peace in the Warm Body of a Friend than in the Cold Ground

This is one of the kings of grindhouse and, in my opinion, the best of the cannibal films.. Cannibal Holocaust is notorious for its graphic depictions of rape, torture, animal slaughter and cannibalism... and it's also a great film.  Part shocksploitation and part social commentary, Holocaust is a movie worth watching because, unlike other grindhouse classics like Ilsa, it has depth.

A group of documentary film makers go missing in the jungles of South America so a professor of anthropology and a rescue team travel there to try to discover what happened to them.  He finds their film canisters in the possession of a local tribe and has a look at the footage when he gets back to New York.  What he discovers is truly horrific.  These young documentary film makers tormented and tortured the locals, burned their village and even raped a young village girl in an attempt to make their "documentary" more dramatic leaving one to wonder who the real savages are. Of course, the cannibal tribes then retaliated in an even more gruesome manner.

This is truly one of the most brutal films I have ever seen.  I watched this back to back with Cannibal Ferox one night and by the end, I had lost the will to live.  Maybe that's why I like it so much - it's a grindhouse film that delivers what it promises.  It's a showcase of the depravity of mankind.

Here is the tamest and most relaxing trailer for one of the most gruesome films ever made.  Still, it is very NSFW.

35 comments:

Chris said...

Gulp, I have a weak stomach. Not sure whether I can handle the gruesomeness.

thenitefalls said...
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thenitefalls said...

haha I like how the movie is so brutal and the trailer is so calm btw I saw boobies at 1:10 :D

baxxman said...

Epic movie. Name is really offensice I guess
Baxxmans

D4 said...

Tamest... says quite a bit already... errr..

phil said...

I seen this when I was about 16, shat brix IIRC.

Bassislv said...

what a crazy trailer, I lol'd everytime the "cannibal holocaust" title appeared

Bubi said...

too much gore

The Angry Lurker said...

Yes it's definitely a keeper.

Jordan said...

Just watched it

Oh dear god that was terrible. I almost lost it when they ripped open that turtle...but it got even worse towards the end..*barf*

Hart said...

Poor turtle. :(

Robert Fünf said...

Haha This is a classic.

Cpt Pownzor said...

thats nuts for the 1980s im sure that was all sorts of banned

elexerdelex said...

Wow a new lay-out! Looks awesome dude!

Anonymous. said...

Turtle :(

ed said...

this movie looks sick, in a bad way

Tasos said...

I think I watched this movie along time ago, by accident...

p said...

that's a really weird movie

MikeJoeMuse said...

Spooooooooky!

G said...

thenitefalls - cheers for the time code...
Great film

Paranormal Explorer said...

Awesome filme I loved it lol

Bart said...
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fabio_2007 said...

didn't knew it.

Candlej- said...

in my opinion this is THE grindhouse classic due to all the notoriety it got

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Kicking Rocks said...

i want to see this movie now~

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I just saw this film a few months ago, and I can't get that turtle scene out of my head still...

Rabidmoose said...

Looks awesome, I want to see it now.

ebm93 said...

Looks scary

sildude said...

I'd really like to see this legendary movie.

Garth said...

brutal and scary looking, need to check this one out.

synoptixs said...

I can't handle gory scary movies T_T

TreeBranchez said...

Problem with older horrors is that they've aged, horribly...

XXII said...

Looking like I win this time, I've actually already seen this one.

PvtCarlin said...

CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE! The two most extreme words in our dictionary just became a movie! Love the review!

lovebloggin said...

i enjoyed this greatly!

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