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Calum Waddell

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325116

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325116.001.0001

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The Lasting Legacy of Cannibal Holocaust

The Lasting Legacy of Cannibal Holocaust

(p.99) Conclusion: The Lasting Legacy of Cannibal Holocaust
Cannibal Holocaust

Calum Waddell

Liverpool University Press

This chapter mentions how Ruggero Deodato'sCannibal Holocaust was speculated to have inspired the film The Blair Witch Project merely on account of its use of found footage. It talks about Eli Roth's The Green Inferno, which shares its title with the moniker given to Cannibal Holocaust's Amazonian locale. It also points out how Roth gleefully condemns what he exploits and how his 'message' could be interpreted as similarly problematic as Cannibal Holocaust. The chapter discusses Cannibal Holocaust's extreme imagery that initiates an argument about censorship. It analyses the confrontational aspect of Cannibal Holocaust that comes from the audience's own spectatorship.

Keywords:   Ruggero Deodato, Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, Amazonian locale, Eli Roth, film censorship, spectatorship

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