Ruggero Deodato, director of notorious horror Cannibal Holocaust, dies aged 83
Italian film-maker found infamy when rumours about his 1980 ‘found footage’ horror led to him being charged with murder
Ruggero Deodato, director of the notorious 1980 horror film Cannibal Holocaust, has died aged 83. Italian media reported that he died on Thursday.
Deodato had a lengthy film-making career and operated in a variety of genres but remains best known for his gruesome horror film, which was banned in multiple countries and even resulted in him being put on trial for murdering his actors.