Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holocausto Sperduta Nel Parco!


It's Xmas, so let's take a moment to reflect inwardly and... nah, fuck that, let's talk about Cannibal Holocaust and House On The Edge Of The Park instead.

300-issue-old Fangoria just reported that Ruggero Deodato wants to cast David Hess in Cannibal Holocaust II. Earlier this year I heard that the project had fallen apart (see poster at right) - but assuming that Fango's sources are correct, Holocausto Canibal II would reunite the notorious duo for the first time since the excellent House On The Edge Of The Park and the execrable Body Count.

A comment on the Fango article also mentions some discussion of Federico "Shadow" Zampaglione coming aboard to serve as assistant director on the film. To really fill me with holiday cheer however, I'd like to see Deodato send everyone's favourite whipping boy Giovanni Lombardo Radice into the green inferno. But given Radice's very public regrets about Lenzi's Cannibal Ferox, that ain't gonna happen!

If all goes to plan, Deodato and Hess might be sweating it out on location in the Philippines at some point in the first half of 2011.


9 comments:

Belushi said...

First of all,thank you for joining "L'Osceno Desiderio". It'a a great honor.Ruggero and David are some kind of friends.So for Deodato it's(more or less) easy to work with Hess. I heard that David Hess is such a badass. Enzo G. Castellari used to call him "Ass". Congratulations for yuor amazing work and sorry for my bad english.

Aylmer said...

Thanks Belushi... and your English is far superior to my Italian!

Doug said...

The poster for this alone has me looking forward too it...and the possibilities of Hess and Radice on the screen again, with Deodato directing them, should make any self respecting gorehound stand up and take notice. i hope everything is going well for you my friend.

Aylmer said...

Doug! Good to hear from you. Giovanni's not cast in this, that was just my wishful thinking!

Doug said...

ah...what has giovanni been doing the past few years...i guess he's not the most abused man in italian cinema anymore...

Aylmer said...

Just took a look at his IMDB page. In the last 20 or so years he seems to have done mostly Italian TV, but turns up in bit parts in Scorsese's Gangs of New York and The Omen remake. Since then he seems to have caught the horror bug again, working in some low budget exploitation flicks. In one upcoming movie called The Beautiful Outsiders he's cast alongside Hess and Doug Bradley. The other is a '70s cannibal throwback called Mondo Holocausto!

5plitreel said...

I'm usually fine with all kinds of films, but I just can't take cannibalism.

Doug said...

most cannibal films are indeed shitty, but there's just something about Cannibal Holocaust that causes me to elevate it above all other cannibal genre films. i don't want it to sound like i condone animal cruelty, or penis chopping, or rape, or burning villagers in huts and disemboweling giant turtles, but fuckin a', cannibal holocaust delivers what all horror movies promise but so few deliver on....the ability to transcend mere "cannibal" films to make something that is the cinematic equivalent to a shotgun full of buckshot being aimed at your face execution style.

Aylmer said...

Couldn't have put it better myself Doug. There's something about CH that makes it much greater than the sum of it's disgusting little parts.

I also like Deodato's Last Cannibal World. It's got great atmosphere in it's cave locations etc.