IMDb Rating
Cannibal Holocaust
Directed By
Ruggero Deodato
Produced By
Franco Di Nunzio
Franco Palaggi
Written By
Gianfranco Clerici
Robert Kerman
Francesca Ciardi
Perry Pirkanen
Gabriel Yorke
Music By
Riz Ortolani
Sergio D'Offizi

Produced By
F.D. Cinematografica
Distributed By
United Artists Europa
Release Date(s)
7 February 1980
96 minutes
Flag of Italy Italy
Followed by
Cannibal Holocaust 2: The Catherine Miles Story
Cannibal Holocaust II

Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal horror film directed by Ruggero Dedato from a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, starring Carl Gabriel Yorke, Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi and Luca Barbareschi. It was filmed in the Amazon Rainforest with real indigenous tribes interacting with American and Italian actors.

Plot Edit

The story is told through the footage belonging to four film students who ventured into the Amazonas searching for cannibal tribes and never came back. This raw documentary is found by a rescue team, who review it in detail and learn the gruesome truth of what happened to the students.

Cast Edit

  • Robert Kerman as Professor Harold Monroe
  • Gabriel Yorke as Alan Yates
  • Francesca Ciardi as Faye Daniels
  • Perry Pirkanen as Jack Anders
  • Luca Barbareschi as Mark Tomaso
  • Salvatore Basile as Chaco Losojos
  • Ricardo Fuentes as Lieutenant Ochoa
  • Paolo Paolini as 1st Executive
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