Ep. 76 — CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980)
This week, we're taking a look at not only one of the most controversial films that we've ever covered on the show, but one of the most controversial films of all time, Ruggero Deodato's 1980 cannibal exploitation film CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST!
Its reputation as a controversial film is one that it's certainly earned, as CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST features deplorable scenes of violence, rape and the actually on-screen killing of animals, but the argument can also be made for it as an incredibly influential horror film, spawning not only the cannibal film craze that immediately followed, but also the entire found footage genre and the torture porn boom of the 2000s.
But is that influence enough to make its wother nastiness forgiveable? An even bigger question: is that enough to make the film a worthy addition to the Psychotronic Hall of Fame? That's a decision that we're placing in your hands!
Come back next week to find out the final decision!