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Top 10 Cannibal Horror Movies (Part 1)

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Watching We Are What We Are last night and blogging about it this morning got me thinking about the cannibalism sub-genre of Horror.  Time for another Top 10 list boys and girls!

But before I begin, I’d just like to take a moment to state the following:  FUCK CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.  I refuse to say anything redeeming about this film from 1980 even though it is, perhaps, the most infamous cannibal-themed offering in existence.  I don’t mind using this platform, however, to talk about what a disgrace CH is and why it should never be watched by anyone.  I’m about as anti-censorship as one can be, but this film features real animals being brutally murdered in the name of “Entertainment”.   Don’t buy into the hype that CH is trailblazing and/or responsible for the “Found Footage” sub-genre of Horror.  In reality, it’s just a poorly made piece of shit and among the lowest forms of art.

Ok, I’m off the soapbox.  Check out my Top 10 Cannibal Horror Movies list after the jump.

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If They Gave Oscars for Horror Movies, Part I: 1980-1989

Happy Friday Every-bloody!  Welcome to another exciting addition of Blood and Guts for Grown Ups!

I know how much you guys love lists and I aim to please.  I considered doing a “Best of the 80’s Horror” when I got an idea:  What if they gave Oscars for Horror movies?  What if they started giving Oscars for Horror movies back in 1980?  Which Horror movies would be considered “the best” when judged by year (as opposed to by decade)?  Think about the 10 movies that would comprise the group between 1980 and 1989.  Now realize how different this list is from your typical “Top 10 80’s Horror” lists.  1982 may have been a terrible year for Horror, but someone has to win, right?  Conversely, 3 of the decade’s best Horror films may have been released in 1987, but only one can win the prize.  Some film will win, not because they are outstanding, but because the competition was weak.  Other films will miss the mark, even though they are superior to past years’ winners, simply because the competition their year was especially stiff.

Slip with me now into an alternate reality where, back in 1980, The Academy of Motion Pictures decided that Horror is such a vast, stand-alone genre, that it deserves its own “Best Picture” Award.  In this context, what follows is not a traditional blog and will be presented as fact.

Find out which films were nominated for Oscars and who the winners were from 1980 through 1989 after the jump…

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