This Day in Halloween: Notorious and controversial Italian cult film "Cannibal Holocaust" opens in limited release in the U.S. in 1985. / Illustration by Allen Sison
Cannibal Holocaust opens in limited release in the U.S. in 1985. Notorious and controversial Italian cannibal horror film and early ‘found footage’ pioneer is banned in Italy, Australia and several other countries for graphic violence and cruelty to animals. Despite very divided opinion, the film maintains a cult following.