THE Mother Fucking SHIT!!!
Feind watched a classic again for the first time in many years! Don’t miss this one Scribbler Fans! One of the most influential horror films ever! Ruggero Deodato’s classic…
Welcome Scribbler Fans! Feind is going to make this short and sweet and spoiler free I promise! This is one of Cult’s favorites so I’ll leave a longer write up to his big ol’ Brit ass (HAHA take that Cult!) as I know he’ll get to it at some point. I had seen this classic years ago but honestly I barely remembered it. But since Cult loves it and it has come up a few times including our most recent interview with underground filmmaker Jason Impey I felt it was time to look on it with new eyes as my tastes have changed innumerable times since I saw it many more moons ago than I care to admit.
I had forgotten well… most of this to be honest since I think I was drunk the last time I saw it. Having now seen it sober I can say I’m glad I did and I can say that will probably never happen again. CH demands some intoxicants for a proper viewing but Feind was stone cold sober, I swear. Due to this fact I was able to pick out many scenes and filming styles that have been stolen more times than anyone can probably count now. Including the “found footage” thing which I don’t know whether to smack or thank Deodato for. It certainly has been done to fucking death now (*Side note if they make a V/H/S 3 I might have to actually kill somebody. Fair warning mother fuckers!)
Perhaps some of you out there are unfamiliar with this classic so here is the brief synopsis. Four student documentary filmmakers on the search for unseen tribes in the Amazon go missing. Their professor goes looking for them and finds both cannibal tribes they had been looking for then discovers the student’s remains along with their film footage. There’s the first half of the movie, the second half is the “found footage” shot by the dead students. Along the way we see ritual rape, gruesome animal kills that would give PETA ppl nightmares, better acting than you’ll find in most underground movies then or now, white people acting the fool, white people being ignorant, more rape, ignorant TV execs (Who knew?!), blood and of course CANNIBALS! All of which led to CH at the time being banned all over the place which really only makes us horror fans want to see it even more. Thank you censorship! And Fuck You Censors!
By today’s standards Cannibal Holocaust really isn’t that bad. In fact it made me chuckle that there was ever such a hullabaloo about it. The blood mostly appears like catsup b/c most of it probably was. You’ll see more hardcore sex, if you will, in a late night flick on Skini-MAX but even so I enjoyed CH very much again seeing it with fresh eyes as I’ve literally seen hundreds of horror movies since that first drunken viewing so many years ago. I’ve seen tons of B-movies, underground films and so on and in comparison CH doesn’t really seem to fit with them. What Deodato created is a gritty realistic horror film which aside from the soundtrack doesn’t really seem all that dated for being nearly 35 years old and is still better than 99% of the low budget drivel that we are bombarded with today.
The influence of Cannibal Holocaust and Deodato is undeniable on a whole generation and now a couple generations of filmmakers. It’s rumored that Hostel creator Eli Roth is working on an homage to Cannibal Holocaust entitled Green Inferno? I think that’s the name of it. Little or slight homages turn up all the time as well as blatant rip-offs, of course, but that’s what happens when you make something great. Don’t be fooled by its many imitators go see the real thing and watch Cannibal Holocaust and see where most of the horror you probably like stole their ideas from.
Well I guess this turned ino more than just the little B-View I had intended but oh, well. Some day Cult will share some fanboy love for this classic which he’ll send to me and I’ll delete it just to fuck with him BWAHAHAHA Now I think I’m going to get ummm “happy?” and go watch it again.
I shouldn’t have to tell you but in case you’re seriously mentally deficient or defective, Cannibal Holocaust is…
THE Mother Fucking SHIT!!!
I assume you've seen this classic as well Scribbler Fans so what did you think? Have a CH experience you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below.
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Feind loves watching movies of all kinds so if we watch it, we tell whether you should as well. I'll share mostly horror but I also enjoy everything from big Blockbusters to micro-budget Independent films.
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