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Cannibal Holocaust

Calum Waddell


This book is one of the most controversial horror films ever made. Despite not achieving huge success when it was first released, the Italian production found an audience on home video in the 1980s and became a 'must-see' for connoisseurs of extreme cinema. Indeed, Cannibal Holocaust's foremost legacy is in the United Kingdom, where it obtained its reputation as one of the most harrowing and offensive 'video nasties' — a term used to refer to a group of films deemed to be 'obscene' by the Department of Public Prosecutions. However, as the years have progressed, Cannibal Holocaust has been re-e ... More

Keywords: horror film, extreme cinema, civil conflict, controversial horror film, video nastie, post-Vietnam film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325116
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325116.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Calum Waddell, author