51 pieces of trivia may sound like a lot, but in David Brake’s article for Huffington Post each bit of trivia usually involves as little as a sentence or two and the entire list can be read relatively quickly. Click on the link if you’re curious:
Of all the ones presented, this is perhaps my favorite piece:
24. The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the movie.
Back in 1999, when The Blair Witch Project was just being released to theaters, a friend of mine noted that this film’s plot was essentially a rip off of Cannibal Holocaust. In The Blair Witch Project, a group of students go off into the woods to record the legend of a witch and, we’re told at the beginning of the film, never were seen again. The video recordings of their final hours were recovered and that’s what’s presented to us. In Cannibal Holocaust, the same essentially happens: A group of explorers go out into the South American forests and are never seen again, but the video footage of their last trip is found and that’s what we’re seeing.
I eventually got a copy of Cannibal Holocaust and, with considerable trepidation, put it on. To this day, it is the only film I’ve ever turned off without getting to the end and never returned to. A little too gross (I can’t stomach seeing animals actually killed on camera) and silly.
Yet, for those with a very strong stomach, this movie may be for you!