CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST
1980, Grindhouse Releasing, 95 min, Italy, Dir: Ruggero Deodato

Ruggero Deodato's bleak and brutal masterpiece pulls no punches and is not for the squeamish. When a group of documentary filmmakers vanishes in the Amazon jungle, professor Harold Monroe goes on a rescue mission into the green inferno; while he doesn't find the crew, he does retrieve their footage. Hoping to unlock the mystery of the missing documentarians with the film, he instead finds the true heart of darkness. Part political commentary and part atrocity exhibit, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST lives up to its notorious reputation - by the end you’ll be asking yourself, “Who are the real cannibals?”


THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
1972, Park Circus, 83 min, USA, Dir: Wes Craven

A pack of degenerate psycho killers led by the deliciously slimy David Hess unknowingly find a night’s lodging with one of their teen victim’s families, to their ultimately gory woe. Along with contemporaries George Romero and Tobe Hooper, Craven proved with LAST HOUSE… to be in the vanguard of a startlingly imaginative, high-voltage rejuvenation of world horror cinema. Produced by FRIDAY THE 13th director Sean S. Cunningham.


MANIAC
1980, Analysis Film Releasing, 87 min, USA, Dir: William Lustig

Character actor extraordinaire Joe Spinell wrote the script and plays the title role in this deeply disturbing portrait of a man whose abusive upbringing turns him into a serial killer.


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