Looks like horror fans will get to see Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno after all. After the film failed to get a release in 2014, Blumhouse Productions has begun handling its distribution. If everything goes well, viewers can witness the cannibal carnage on September 25th.
The story is classic. A bunch of American students go on a trip to help a vanishing tribe in the Amazon. However, their plane crashes in the jungle and they are terrorized by the natives they were planing to help.
Eli Roth has not directed a stand alone movie since 2007’s Hostel 2. He has spent the last few years acting, writing scripts, and teasing possible projects, including a remake of Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse. However, in 2012, he announced he was co-writing and directing The Green Inferno. Shot on location in Peru, the movie was completed in 2013. It currently has a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6 out of 10 on IMDB.
The film was supposed to be picked up by Open Road Pictures, however after financial issues with Worldview Entertainment, the production company that made the movie, it was dropped from its original release. Cut to a year later, Blumhouse Tilt and Universal Pictures took over. It will be released to about 1,000 theaters as a start and if done well, it may be released to more in the future.
I know that Eli Roth is not the most popular filmmaker in a number of horror circles, but I want to give this film a chance. His Thanksgiving trailer still makes me squirm. I think the Hostel movies had a great idea, well done imagery with its locations, interesting thoughts about culture clashes, creepy theories about what those with money could do, and some heavy kills. The one thing I wish he could work on is his dialog and characters that tend to overact in his films. I know he is a fan of the classic cannibal movies from the late 70s, so as long as he does not kill any real animals it could be a cool homage. Safe to say I want to see this thing.
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