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Cannibal Holocaust

Released 1985
Distributor Transcontinental

One of the most brutal and controversial horror films of all time, Ruggero Deodato’s fake snuff movie is heavily influenced by the makers of Mondo Cane. Banned in many countries due to inexcusable animal cruelty and all-too-realistic-looking gore scenes, it has been hailed as an anti-imperialist media expose and condemned as racist torture porn. Shot on location in the Amazon with a “found footage” format, it presages both The Blair Witch Project and that most terrifying of modern horrors, The Reality Show. NSFW

About Stuart Gordon

Stuart Gordon has returned to the world of live theater with his recent productions of: Nevermore starring his old friend Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe, and Re-Animator The Musical (the title says it all.) Next year he will be producing and directing Taste, a play based on the true life story of the man who put a help-wanted ad on the internet for someone he could kill and eat.