monkey snake


i am never really disturbed by movies, having tried my hardest to watch every 'out-there' film i can find (august underground mordum, the guinnea pig series, cannibal hollocaust, irreversible, men behind the sun, salo 120 days of sodom, ichi the killer etc etc etc) but the scene with the monkey and the snake was just too nasty: it went on farrrrr tooo long and the part where the little monkey is looking out of the snake's mouth, at the camera, and grasping frantically at the snake's mouth while it's head was being crushed was just too much.

when you know it's fake, extreme violence is usually pretty funny, but you knew this scene was real and that's not entertainment, it's just horrible.

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I see you mentioned "Cannibal Holocaust" in that list. You are aware that that film had far more genuine animal killing than this one, right?

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yo funkybob

yes ofcourse i'm aware that CH has real animal killings in it. i dont know about 'more genuine', as you can't really see the fear and pain in the animals' eyes in CH, and how can you call one animal being killed 'more genuine' than another? but the scene with the monkey was really long and drawn-out. i kept shouting at the editor in my head while i was watching it "cut! cut! cut!" but he didnt.

i can also kinda forgive CH as i consider it a genuinely good film, while 'The Mountain of the Cannibal God' just seemed corny and used the animal killings as more of a shock tactic/novelty than a way of involving the audience in the story and making the cannibals seem more believable.

peace

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When I said, "more genuine" I didn't mean that the animals killings were more real, but that there were more of them.

"I want you BLEEDERS!"

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ozzwozzle: "i can also kinda forgive CH as i consider it a genuinely good film, while 'The Mountain of the Cannibal God' just seemed corny and used the animal killings as more of a shock tactic/novelty than a way of involving the audience in the story and making the cannibals seem more believable. "

So, it's OK for a "good" movie to have animal killings but not OK for a bad movie?

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It was a great scene and the fact that it was genuine made it even more powerful.

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