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Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’ Will Open in Theaters After All

Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' Will Open in Theaters After All

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Eli Roth’s cannibal horror film “The Green Inferno” will open on September 25 on approximately 1,000 screens in North America two years after debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival. Open Road originally planned to release the film after picking up rights at the festival. It’s now being released through BH Tilt, Blumhouse Productions’ new label dedicated to multi-platform releases for genre film, in collaboration with Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing. 

As Roth told Indiewire at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where his latest film “Knock Knock” premiered, “The Green Inferno” delay is an all too common occurrence for the director. His first project, “Chowdaheads,” was to feature in WCW wrestling events, until the CEO got fired the weekend before it was scheduled to be aired. It has still never appeared on television. His breakthrough debut feature, “Cabin Fever,” was written in 1995 but it took Roth six years to raise the money for production, as no studios would show interest. Despite the film’s success, “Hostel” likewise faced a tedious journey before it saw a proper release.

Roth posted a video to his Facebook account announcing that Jason Blum of BH Tilt, a Blumhouse Productions label, had saved the film. “We wanted to make sure all the fans got a chance to see Eli’s movie,” says Blum in the video, which you can view above.
Inspired by 1980 Italian horror film “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Green Inferno” follows a group of student activists from New York as they travel to the Amazon to save the rainforests. There, they are captured by an indigenous tribe that proceeds to carry out various creepy cannibalistic rituals.

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