HORRIFY ME Recreates Cannibal Holocaust in Shocking Photo Shoot (NSFW)

Terror Time was blown away when we saw these images. They really took the time to capture every detail from the movie and it’s awesome.

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Horrify Me, a UK photography and design studio specializing in horror themes, lives up to their name with their latest set: A photo series that recreates the shocking “impaled girl” from 1980’s Cannibal Holocaust.  Lead designer Rick Jones did more than merely duplicate the shot, he employed the same methods used by Cannibal Holocaust director Ruggero Deodato to create the original scandalous imagery.

impaledsc_6174-webThe stake is fashioned from well-seasoned wood that’s capable of holding much more weight than was needed.  An engineer constructed a custom bolt and attached a tiny seat for model Harley Rose to sit on.  Rose, for her part, was given additional safety training in advance of taking position.  (Yikes! That couldn’t have been comfortable!)  Apply an incredible amount of visceral make-up FX and I think you’ll agree, the results are spot on!  Rose’s contacts and septum piercing adds a bit of a modern twist to the 1970’s aesthetic.

Like the film itself, the Cannibal Holocaust photoset is being simultaneously lauded and despised; Jones states: “The images have had immense feedback. Cannibal Holocaust fans (and there are a LOT of those) absolutely love my photos and they’ve been a real success. They’ve also attracted some fierce criticism too for their depiction of graphic horror and gore, but that’s kind of the whole point.”

A tribute to the seminal shockers 35th Anniversary, the “impaled girl” is a fitting tribute for several reasons.  Not only is it regarded as one of the most controversial and iconic images in all of horror, it was this scene that landed Deodato in an Italian court—charged with murder.  The director was, obviously, able to prove his innocence; the case was dismissed when photos were presented of the indigenous actress who played the staked girl interacting with the cast and crew, before and after the scene was filmed.

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Whether you love Cannibal Holocaust or hate it, there is no denying the lasting impact the film has had; its infamous legacy is nearly unrivaled.

You can see more Cannibal Holocaust pictures (and much more) at Horrify Me’s website, HERE:  http://www.horrify.me.uk/HorrifyMe/gallery.

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