Director: Ruggero Deodato. Cast: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen. 95 min. Unrated. Italy. Horror.
One of the most famous Grindhouse gorefest classics of all time. Before The Blair Witch Project, an American professor went deep into the Amazon jungle to find traces of four youngsters who vanished there two months prior ... and instead finds the films they took before getting devoured by cannibals. By today's standards, the (real) animal brutality depicted here is much more repulsive than the (clearly staged) human brutality - especially the turtle killing scene. The "I wonder who the real cannibals are" message would be considered quite cliche nowadays, even if it was implied here first.
(PS: Death-Face, if you haven't seen this already, you may get a kick out of it - although it's categorized as one of UK's banned "Video Nasties".)