It has taken a while for Eli Roth‘s “The Green Inferno” to land in cinemas after doing runs, starting in 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival. After running into a distribution snag that delayed a 2014 release, the film is now ready and a new trailer has just dropped.
A homage and love letter to the Italian cannibal exploitation/horror films of the 1980s such as Umberto Lenzi’s 1981 “Cannibal Ferox” — the title is taken from a “film within a film” that screens in Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 cannibal exploitation flick “Cannibal Holocaust” — Roth’s ‘Green Inferno’ follows a group of young, idealistic, privileged, and pretentious college activists who travel from New York to the Amazon in order to save the rainforest and a vanishing native tribe. When their plane crashes in the jungle, they are ironically taken hostage by the very tribe they are trying to protect, a tribe that also engages in the age-old tradition of cannibalism.
Starring Lorena Izzo, Sky Ferrerira, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, and Richard Burgi, “The Green Inferno” opens on September 25th.
Posted by The Green Inferno on Thursday, June 18, 2015