History Film / CannibalHolocaust

11th Apr '17 10:20:59 AM Dravencour
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* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath

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* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeathGoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath: Ya think?!



* NoAnimalsWereHarmed:
** Averted; six genuine animal deaths are shown on-camera:
*** Two of them come from the scene where they cut off a monkey's face with a machete, because it was actually shot twice. You read that right.
*** A coatimundi (mistaken as a muskrat in the film) has its jugular veins cut open by Miguel.
*** A large turtle (about three feet long) is captured in the water and dragged to shore, where it is then decapitated and its limbs, shell, and entrails are removed. The turtle is then cooked and eaten.
*** A large spider and a snake are killed with machete.
*** A pig is kicked twice and then shot.
** Luckily, [=DVDs=] and Blu-Rays of the film distributed by Grindhouse Releasing give the viewer and option to watch an "Animal Cruelty-Free" version of the movie, in which all of these scenes are removed.

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* NoAnimalsWereHarmed:
**
NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Averted; six genuine animal deaths are shown on-camera:
*** ** Two of them come from the scene where they cut off a monkey's face with a machete, because it was actually shot twice. You read that right.
*** ** A coatimundi (mistaken as a muskrat in the film) has its jugular veins cut open by Miguel.
*** ** A large turtle (about three feet long) is captured in the water and dragged to shore, where it is then decapitated and its limbs, shell, and entrails are removed. The turtle is then cooked and eaten.
*** ** A large spider and a snake are killed with machete.
*** ** A pig is kicked twice and then shot.
** *** Luckily, [=DVDs=] and Blu-Rays of the film distributed by Grindhouse Releasing give the viewer and an option to watch an "Animal Cruelty-Free" version of the movie, in which all of these scenes are removed.
28th Feb '17 10:17:14 PM desslok
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Added DiffLines:

** It was accidental, seeing as the event was 30 years after the film was made, but the final line of "Who are the real cannibals" as they pan up to the World Trade Center is exceptionally effective when seen with modern eyes.
18th Feb '17 9:54:15 PM Dravencour
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* TheAmazon: The movie takes place in the Amazon rainorest.

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* TheAmazon: The movie takes place in the Amazon rainorest.rainforest.
17th Feb '17 2:17:50 AM Dravencour
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* AreWeGettingThis: And many of the catastrophes are caused by the filmakers.

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* AreWeGettingThis: And many of the catastrophes are caused by the filmakers.filmmakers.
22nd Dec '16 11:24:45 AM MeiwakunaBoku
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Some of the animals, and [[spoiler:also the crew members].

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Some of the animals, and [[spoiler:also the crew members].members]].
22nd Dec '16 11:24:45 AM MeiwakunaBoku
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22nd Dec '16 11:24:19 AM MeiwakunaBoku
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* TheAmazon

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* TheAmazonTheAmazon: The movie takes place in the Amazon rainorest.



* ButtMonkey: Faye suffers an disproportionate amount of humiliation and violence throughout the film, despite being the least guilty of the four. Unlike the others, she is repeatedly filmed in compromising situations (naked, urinating, and having sex) by her friends, is gang raped (despite being the only one of the four to ''not'' rape the native girl, even trying halfheartedly to stop the attack), and is brutally beaten and stabbed to death.

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* ButtMonkey: Faye suffers an disproportionate amount of humiliation and violence throughout the film, despite being the least guilty of the four. Unlike the others, she is repeatedly filmed in compromising situations (naked, urinating, and having sex) by her friends, is [[spoiler:is gang raped (despite being the only one of the four to ''not'' rape the native girl, even trying halfheartedly to stop the attack), and is brutally beaten and stabbed to death.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Obviously.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Obviously.Some of the animals, and [[spoiler:also the crew members].



* GroinAttack

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* GroinAttackGroinAttack: [[spoiler:Jack's penis is sliced off when he was being mutilated by the cannibals.]]



* JitterCam: Occasionally. But towards the end, this happens much more, especially when the crew members tried to flee from the cannibals.



* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Mark's death was never seen, and the documentary ends with the JitterCam effect followed by Alan's bloody face, so his death was only briefly seen.]]



* NationalGeographicNudity

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* NationalGeographicNudityNationalGeographicNudity: All of the cannibal citizens wear no clothing save for thongs and loinclothes, including the women.



* VomitIndiscretionShot: Then, all discretion is averted.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Then, Just like the death and rape scenes, all discretion is averted.
23rd Sep '16 6:54:28 PM Luigifan
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*** Two of the come from the scene where they cut off a monkey's face with a machete, because it was actually shot twice. You read that right.

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*** Two of the them come from the scene where they cut off a monkey's face with a machete, because it was actually shot twice. You read that right.



* NobleSavage: Downplayed. The tribes ''are'' cannibals engaged in brutal warfare and are very distrustful of the expedition. But they are welcoming to those who are respectful [[spoiler: and they justifiably murdered Yates his crew after the jerks committed unspeakable atrocities on them]].

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* NobleSavage: Downplayed. The tribes ''are'' cannibals engaged in brutal warfare and are very distrustful of the expedition. But they are welcoming to those who are respectful [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and they justifiably murdered Yates and his crew after the jerks committed unspeakable atrocities on them]].



* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the end the Yanomamo tribe views all the film equipment as causing evil and get rid of it. Well they're not wrong.... It's just humanity at it's worse not evil magic.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the end end, the Yanomamo tribe views all the film equipment as causing evil and get rid of it. Well they're not wrong.... It's just humanity at it's worse its worst not evil magic.



* SnuffFilm: The filmmakers were put on trial for murder until they could prove that, yes, the actors in question were still alive and well. In fact the producers had had it written in the main actors' contracts that they stay in hiding for an entire year to keep the illusion that they had indeed died as a publicity stunt. It was this for six animals, however (such a thing is known as a crush film).

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* SnuffFilm: The filmmakers were put on trial for murder until they could prove that, yes, the actors in question were still alive and well. In fact fact, the producers had had it written in the main actors' contracts that they stay in hiding for an entire year to keep the illusion that they had indeed died as a publicity stunt. It was this for six animals, however (such a thing is known as a crush film).



* SoundtrackDissonance: The lead motif is disturbingly serene and cheerful. And it is played during the burning of Yacumo village. Here's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf1Vt6r-sj8 lovely theme itself]]...and this is from a gory flick involving cannibals!

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The lead motif is disturbingly serene and cheerful. And it is played during the burning of the Yacumo village. Here's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf1Vt6r-sj8 lovely theme itself]]...and this is from a gory flick involving cannibals!



* UnbuiltTrope: Compared to the many, ''many'' horror films it inspired. [[spoiler: The victims, for one thing, brought the horror upon themselves with their own savage behavior]].

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* UnbuiltTrope: Compared to the many, ''many'' horror films it inspired. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The victims, for one thing, brought the horror upon themselves with their own savage behavior]].
8th Sep '16 10:08:07 AM JamesAustin
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Possibly subverted. At first it seems that Faye, one of the crew members, objects to a young native woman being gang-raped, but the reason she gives the others is that they're [[PragmaticVillainy wasting film footage for it]]. Given how hard she tries to stop them when this tactic fails, her sobbing "goddamn you" and her traumatized expression in the scene of the girl impaled, it's possible she was just trying to give the others a pragmatic reason since she didn't think an appeal to their consciences would work.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
**
Possibly subverted. At first it seems that Faye, one of the crew members, objects to a young native woman being gang-raped, but the reason she gives the others is that they're [[PragmaticVillainy wasting film footage for it]]. Given how hard she tries to stop them when this tactic fails, her sobbing "goddamn you" and her traumatized expression in the scene of the girl impaled, it's possible she was just trying to give the others a pragmatic reason since she didn't think an appeal to their consciences would work.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Horribly subverted when a monkey gets its face chopped off with a machete.
** Which is made even worse when you realize they killed a real monkey.
** ''[[UpToEleven Twice]]''. They got a take wrong!!!

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Horribly subverted when a monkey gets its face chopped off with a machete.
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machete. Which is made even worse when you realize they killed a real monkey.
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monkey. ''[[UpToEleven Twice]]''. They got a take wrong!!!



* [[FoundFootageFilms Found Footage Film]]: It was possibly the first found footage horror film, [[UnbuiltTrope and it shredded the idea apart]], with the horrors exacted on the natives ''because'' the filmmakers wanted to put something cool on camera.

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* [[FoundFootageFilms Found Footage Film]]: FoundFootageFilms: It was possibly the first found footage horror film, [[UnbuiltTrope and it shredded the idea apart]], with the horrors exacted on the natives ''because'' the filmmakers wanted to put something cool on camera.



* HumansAreBastards: The main message of the film, conveyed with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
** Either that or "MightyWhitey posturing, colonialist bigotry, exploitation of aboriginal people & genocide is bad, m'kay?".

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* HumansAreBastards: The main message of the film, conveyed with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
** Either
sledgehammer, either that or "MightyWhitey "Humans who commit MightyWhitey posturing, colonialist bigotry, exploitation of aboriginal people & and genocide is bad, m'kay?".are bastards".



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The title of this movie.
** The name of the movie can be seen in the [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} Dare]] video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QngoJIFlQAk#t=2m27s "Cannibal Massakren"]] doesn't sound much better.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The title of this movie.
** The name of the movie
movie. It can be seen in the [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} Dare]] video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QngoJIFlQAk#t=2m27s "Cannibal Massakren"]] doesn't sound much better.



* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Averted; six genuine animal deaths are shown on-camera.
** Averted twice, in that the scene where they cut off a monkey's face with a machete was actually shot twice. You read that right.
** A coatimundi (mistaken as a muskrat in the film) has its jugular veins cut open by Miguel.
** A large turtle (about three feet long) is captured in the water and dragged to shore, where it is then decapitated and its limbs, shell, and entrails are removed. The turtle is then cooked and eaten.
** A large spider and a snake are killed with machete.
** A pig is kicked twice and then shot.
** Luckily, DVDs and Blu-Rays of the film distributed by Grindhouse Releasing give the viewer and option to watch an "Animal Cruelty-Free" version of the movie, in which all of these scenes are removed.

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* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: NoAnimalsWereHarmed:
**
Averted; six genuine animal deaths are shown on-camera.
** Averted twice, in that
on-camera:
*** Two of the come from
the scene where they cut off a monkey's face with a machete machete, because it was actually shot twice. You read that right.
** *** A coatimundi (mistaken as a muskrat in the film) has its jugular veins cut open by Miguel.
** *** A large turtle (about three feet long) is captured in the water and dragged to shore, where it is then decapitated and its limbs, shell, and entrails are removed. The turtle is then cooked and eaten.
** *** A large spider and a snake are killed with machete.
** *** A pig is kicked twice and then shot.
** Luckily, DVDs [=DVDs=] and Blu-Rays of the film distributed by Grindhouse Releasing give the viewer and option to watch an "Animal Cruelty-Free" version of the movie, in which all of these scenes are removed.



* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Politically Incorrect Villains]]: The film crew doesn't think highly of the natives.

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* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Politically Incorrect Villains]]: PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The film crew doesn't think highly of the natives.



* SnuffFilm: The filmmakers were put on trial for murder until they could prove that, yes, the actors in question were still alive and well. In fact the producers had had it written in the main actors' contracts that they stay in hiding for an entire year to keep the illusion that they had indeed died as a publicity stunt.
** It was this for six animals, however (such a thing is known as a crush film).

to:

* SnuffFilm: The filmmakers were put on trial for murder until they could prove that, yes, the actors in question were still alive and well. In fact the producers had had it written in the main actors' contracts that they stay in hiding for an entire year to keep the illusion that they had indeed died as a publicity stunt.
**
stunt. It was this for six animals, however (such a thing is known as a crush film).



* SoundtrackDissonance: The lead motif is disturbingly serene and cheerful. And it is played during the burning of Yacumo village.
** Here's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf1Vt6r-sj8 lovely theme itself]]...and this is from a gory flick involving cannibals!

to:

* SoundtrackDissonance: The lead motif is disturbingly serene and cheerful. And it is played during the burning of Yacumo village.
**
village. Here's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf1Vt6r-sj8 lovely theme itself]]...and this is from a gory flick involving cannibals!
8th Sep '16 6:44:16 AM freakyfred244
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* AreWeGettingThis

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* AreWeGettingThisAreWeGettingThis: And many of the catastrophes are caused by the filmakers.



* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: The young documentarian's work is an in-universe example.

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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: The young documentarian's documentarians' work is an in-universe example.



* CannibalFilm: Probably one of, if not the most famous example.

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* CannibalFilm: Probably one of, if not Definitely the most famous example.example, and considered by many to be the best.



* CoveredInGunge

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* CoveredInGungeCoveredInGunge: Several people, especially the raped adulteress, get covered in mud over the course of the film.



** Played straight, to a degree, with the Yanomamo. They're a tribe of cannibals and warriors... but it's implied that they killed Alan's crew to avenge the young girl they gang-raped and killed; and they sequester the film crew's film cans in a distant part of their village because they think it bears evil magic.

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** Played straight, to a degree, with the Yanomamo. They're a tribe of cannibals and warriors... warriors, but it's implied that they killed Alan's crew to avenge the young girl they gang-raped and killed; and they sequester the film crew's film cans in a distant part of their village because they think it bears evil magic.



** Luckily, DVDs and Blu-Rays of the film distributed by Grindhouse Releasing give the viewer and option to watch an "Animal Cruelty-Free" version of the movie, in which all of these scenes are removed.



* ThisIsMyBoomStick: A spatial, rather than temporal, example.

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* ThisIsMyBoomStick: A spatial, rather than temporal, example. Miguel wins the cannibals' trust by giving them one of them a switchblade and teaching him how to use it.
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