Extremely Convincing Horror Movies People Thought Were Real

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Cannibal Holocaust

Ruggero Deodato’s disturbing 1980 film depicts the “lost footage” of a documentary crew in the Amazon rainforest who fall victim to cannibal tribes. Deodato was arrested and charged with obscenity after the movie’s Italian premiere. Due to the film’s graphic violence and controversial real animal deaths, most audiences were convinced it was a bonafide snuff film. Once the rumors died down, and Deodato provided evidence proving Cannibal Holocaust was a carefully crafted horror movie, all charges were dropped. But the film remains banned in several countries.