Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.




  • Perry Pirkanen in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Robert Kerman in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Luca Barbareschi and Perry Pirkanen in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Luca Barbareschi in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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Cast & Crew

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Ruggero Deodato


Gianfranco Clerici (story), Gianfranco Clerici (screenplay), Giorgio Stegani (additional dialogue)

Did You Know?


When the professor meets the shaman's son for the first time, the boy has a symbol "tattooed" on his nape. The same symbol can be seen on a truck passing by at the very last scene, right after the professor says "I wonder who the real cannibals are".


PABS Reporter: Man is omnipotent; nothing is impossible for him. What seemed like unthinkable undertakings yesterday are history today. The conquest of the moon for example: who talks about it anymore? Today we are already on the threshold of conquering our galaxy...


When Faye has a spider on her shoulder, she screams and talks at the same time.

Crazy Credits

The Grindhouse Releasing (USA) and Siren Visual (Australia) DVDs/Blu-rays omit the United Artists Europa logo in favor of a text crawl regarding the film's violent content: "The following motion picture contains intense scenes of extreme violence and cruelty. As distributors of this film, we wish to state with absolute sincerity that by no means do we condone the artistic decisions employed by the makers of this film. However, as firm believers in the constitutional right of free speech, we do not believe in censorship. To quote Thomas Jefferson, 'it behooves every man who values the liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasion of it in the case of others.' Therefore, we are presenting CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST for the first time in its uncut, uncensored original form, with all sequences photographed by the filmmakers, however offensive and repugnant, presented fully intact. What you will see will definitely shock and offend you. Nonetheless, it should be viewed as a disturbing historical document of a bygone era of extreme irresponsibility which no longer exists, and, hopefully, will never exist again. 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.' - George Santayana"


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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Adventure | Horror

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