A review of mine from SHOCK RADAR!
By ANDREW GAUDION
In 1980, Ruggero Deodato caused somewhat of a stir with his Grindhouse feature, Cannibal Holocaust. His film, the first to employ the found footage technique, certainly has a reputation behind it; infamous for its realistic and shocking violence. My initial thoughts going into this movie were that its reputation must have been over-hyped, as is the case with many infamous horror movies. I would also like to think that when it comes to screen violence, it takes a lot to truly shock me, as, for example, the Saw franchise never particularly got under my skin. But with Cannibal Holocaust we have something quite different. We have a visceral, literally gut-wrenching and truly shocking depiction of savagery from both the un-civilised and the civilised.
The film begins with conventionally before it switches to the found footage technique as we follow Professor Harold Monroe (Robert Kerman) who…
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