The Gut-Churning Truth About Cannibalism Films

green inferno

‘The Green Inferno’ [Credit: Universal Pictures]

When it comes to standard serial killing or tedious torture we barely bat an eyelid, so what is it about the consumption of human flesh that sends our stomachs churning? Is it to do with the unsettling cases we have all read about in history books, or perhaps the scary psychological implications that drive someone to butcher one of their own? Maybe, we are just fearful that exposure to such a topic might trigger something within ourselves that has been lying dormant all our lives.

Read my Movie Pilot piece to find out why cannibalism films are hard to stomach.


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