Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
A week after the release of Cannibal Holocaust, Ruggero Deodato, the director, was arrested and the film temporarily banned after it was believed some of the actors had been killed on camera as part of the film. Deodato was later cleared of said charges, however did face animal cruelty charges when it was found a number of animals had been killed for the production. It is also rumoured that, as part of a number of the actor’s contracts, they were to stay out of the public eye for a year after the movie release in order to make their deaths (and the film) more convincing.
Cannibal Holocaust remains a controversial movie which is still, to this day, banned in a number of countries.