|release date||September 5 2014|
|writer||Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo|
|starring||Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz, Sky Ferreria|
SynopsisApparently inspired by Italo mondo films like Ruggero Deodato's notorious 1980 Cannibal Holocaust and Antonio Climati's 1988 Natura contro (also known as The Green Inferno and Cannibal Holocaust II), The Green Inferno follows an idealistic student and a group of naive do-gooders who are captured by cannibalistic Indios after their plane crash lands in the Peruvian jungle.
Official: The Green Inferno follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very cannibals they sought to protect.
It’s been a whopping 6 years since Eli Roth of Cabin Fever and Hostel fame has directed a feature. Going into his highly anticipated return behind the camera, I wondered if he still had it in him. Remember, the “torture porn” sub-genre which he helped establish back in 2005 has long become a thing of the past. We’re in an era where popular horror has become all about suggesting violence as opposed to showing it to graphic detail. The Green Inferno is an obvious love letter to the cannibal sub-genre of the 70’s which included notorious classics such as Cannibal Holocaust, Eaten Alive and Cannibal Ferox. Last year Roth co-wrote and starred in Aftershock which its level of depravity got a lukewarm response from many fans and critics alike. I won’t deny I was skeptical going into this even though I’m an unashamed fan of Roth’s work thus far. 100 minutes later, Roth is not only back in tip top form but may have singlehandedly unleash the rebirth of the long ignored cannibal movie. …Read More