Exhumed Films presents
"The greatest cannibal film of them all and the one that started it all!”
On the 13th anniversary of EF's North American premiere of the restored CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (and in anticipation of Grindhouse Releasing’s upcoming Blu-ray release) comes this encore screening of the film, paired up with the movie responsible for kick starting the most notoriously repugnant sub-genre in movie history!
1980 / 35mm / Dir. Ruggero Deodato / 95 min.
Love it or loathe it, Ruggero Deodato's notorious cannibal shocker is still as potent today as it was when it was made. A group of documentary filmmakers heads to the "Green Inferno" to film the natives, but their techniques anger the cannibals, and the crew soon discovers that this may be their last film. Told in found footage style years before THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is exploitation filmmaking at its most challenging, and a movie that will undeniably leave you breathless.
MAN FROM DEEP RIVER (aka SACRIFICE!)
1972 / 35mm / Dir. Umberto Lenzi / 93 min.
The Italian cannibal genre started with this early gem from Umberto Lenzi, who later went on to make the notorious CANNIBAL FEROX (aka MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY). Putting an exploitation twist on the Richard Harris film A MAN CALLED HORSE, a photographer travels to the Amazon only to be captured by cannibals and, through a series of bizarre initiation trials, inducted as a member of the tribe. Basically inventing all of the tropes for the entire genre, MAN FROM DEEP RIVER presents both a compelling story and the shocking violence that you have come to expect from Italian grindhouse cinema.
WARNING: THESE FILMS CONTAIN SHOCKING SCENES OF GRAPHIC VIOLENCE AND ARE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR THOSE EASILY OFFENDED—VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED!