There was definitely something lacking from The Green Inferno and I think that when it comes right down to it, it's realism. Which is disappointing because from the director of gore classic, Hostel, one should be allowed to expect more. Cannibal Holocaust, which was directed by Rogero Deodato, is an 80's horror exploitation classic. Perhaps more famous for its controversy than for the art that went into its creation, Cannibal Holocaust is not the most pleasant movie. But if you were going to see Eli Roth's most recent film, than I believe that Cannibal holocaust will deliver on the scares and uneasy setting of the Amazon much better than Eli's goopy blood and CG ants.
It's strange honestly. Once upon a time ago, after watching Cannibal Holocaust, I never figured I would want to watch it again. You can actually look at my amatuer initial reaction here at my dumb old blog. But after watching the newest film in the Cannibal horror genre, I actually just felt the desire to revisit the films that I believe started it all.
If you want a film that will shock and offend, without the gags, without the overhype, without the modern shitty FX. Go watch Cannibal Holocaust. It has the brutality, the gore, and the setting that you truly want. An with that I will leave you with the disclaimer from the re-release of the 1980 cannibal classic.
"The following motion picture contains intense scenes of extreme violence and cruelty. As distributors of this film, we wish to state with absolute sincerity that by no means do condone the artistic decisions employed by the makers of this film. However, as firm believers in the constitutional right of free speech, we do not believe in censorship. To quote Thomas Jefferson, "It behooves every man who values the liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others." Therefore, we are presenting Cannibal Holocaust for the very first time in its uncut, uncensored original form, with all sequences photographed by the filmmakers, however offensive and repugnant, presented fully intact. What you will see will definitely shock and offend you. Nonetheless, it should be viewed as a disturbing historical document of a bygone era of extreme irresponsibility which no longer exists, and, hopefully, will never exist again. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". -George SantayanaChilling