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Sex & Nudity

  • 9/10
  • There are many rape scenes and sex scenes

Violence & Gore

  • 10/10
  • 6 real animals were killed on-screen in graphic detail and close-up. They are listed as a monkey having its head cut open; a turtle being decapitated and disemboweled (extremely close shot of the head and then legs being cut off and it's shell being pulled open; this spills out the animal's guts which are torn out by some men and eaten); a pig being kicked and then shot; a cat having its throat cut; and a tarantula spider and a snake being cut in two with a machete.
  • A man is wounded with a spear and shot dead (off-screen) before the natives carry him off. They then proceed to hack his upper torso apart and feed him to a pit of zombies
  • A man is killed off-screen. Blood is briefly shown all over his face.
  • A skeleton is found with numerous bugs and worms squirming inside the eye sockets and jaw. These are picked out with a machete.
  • A tribe is herded into a wooden hut which is burned down; many escape but some are inside crying out.
  • In some cuts of the film, what is purported to be fake documentary footage of firing squad executions can be seen.
  • a man is chased by zombies into a pit of mud and clay. he screams as zombies come out of the ground and tear at him.


  • 8/10
  • 7 f*cks and 1 piece of a** (not used too crudely). The middle finger is flipped towards the camera twice.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 8/10
  • Marijuana and cocaine are both used a few times early on.
  • At the start, one of the main characters seems 'high' for a short period of time.
  • A man often smokes a tobacco pipe.
  • A soldier is seen drinking beer.
  • A man snorts cocaine off his machete and coerces a captured native to do the same.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This movie is one of the goriest movies ever made. In no way should this film be viewed by anyone 17 or under. As this was one of the first found footage films (if not the very first one), it was mistaken for a real documentary film upon its release. As a result of this, the director was arrested and the film was banned in many countries.
  • Suggested MPAA rating: NC-17 for extreme bloody violence and gore, including animal cruelty and a brutal rape scene
  • 10/10 this film is extremely violent and graphic it contains violent scenes.
  • Cannibal Holocaust is often considered to be one of the most controversial, graphic, and disturbing films of all time.
  • All of the violence against humans is staged. But it is widely known that real animals were killed on camera
  • The zombies are extremely deformed and graphic. Some are deteriorating while others look like deformed people.
  • The 2014 Blu-ray release features both the original theatrical cut (96 minutes) and an edited version (90 minutes), which features all scenes involving animal cruelty omitted from the film.
  • There is a scene where a tent and a campfire is set in the middle of the jungle. We then see limping figures come out of the trees as they move closer. the viewer can clearly see that they are zombies. They move past the characters tent unnoticed. this scene is extremely disturbing and suspenseful.

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