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by Erin Whitney
February 11, 2013 10:51 AM
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Gory First Look at Eli Roth's Cannibal Thriller 'The Green Inferno'

"The Green Inferno."

It's been six years since we've had a slice of horror from director Eli Roth, instead only getting him as a producer on various projects since his 2007 "Hostel: Part 2." While Roth is making his way to TV (on Netflix) with the anticipated new series "Hemlock Grove," the gore-loving filmmaker is finally making his directorial return to the big screen not with torture nor a flesh-eating virus, but this time just good ol' human eating.

"The Green Inferno," co-written by Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, follows a group of New York City students traveling to Peru with means to stage a protest only to end up in the hands of a tribe of cannibals. The first image of "The Green Inferno" has finally hit the web and it's saturated in blood and terror that is sure to satiate the long-awaited cravings of any Roth fan. The nearly unknown cast includes Lorenza Izzo and Ariel Levy (both in the upcoming "Aftershock," produced by and starring Roth), Sky Ferreira ("Putty Hill"), Daryl Sabara ("Spy Kids"), and Kirby Bliss Blanton ("Project X").

The film has yet to get a distributor or a release date.


  • Jasi | April 22, 2014 2:17 PMReply

    Another racist movie demonizing Natives but hardly any movies that show the REAL history of whites killing Natives - the biggest holocaust in history.

  • Max M | March 18, 2013 8:16 PMReply

    Really pumped for this. I love Cabin Fever and the first Hostel

  • Alex | March 22, 2013 12:56 AM

    I honestly thought Hostel 2 was a fantastic horror film. I was very, very surprised by it.

  • Enough Eli | March 12, 2013 8:24 PMReply

    Another tired schlock fest of jew eli jerking it to shiksas getting brutally murdered. Yawn.

  • Alex | March 8, 2013 3:43 PMReply

    Cannibal Holocaust is THE movie of the 70s cannibal horror genre but The Green Inferno was one of those movies so this is actually a remake. Nothing new under the sun right?

  • M. Marz | March 5, 2013 2:34 PMReply

    This movie is giving a salute to "Cannibal Holocaust". The director of that film was in "Hostel 2" as the old man that refused to buy the girl with the face cut by the chain-saw. Stop complaining, see the original, and learn to appreciate someone honoring the past as opposed to insulting it!

  • dingybars | May 12, 2014 12:38 PM

    Just because he is paying homage to a racist film doesn't mean he's not making a racist film.

  • Chris | February 21, 2013 2:43 PMReply

    looks pretty cliche and unoriginal. they're always pretty.. female, skinny and white. jesus get out of the 70s and 80s with this played out crap. Next!

  • Duder NME | February 18, 2013 11:41 AMReply

    They eat her because she is liberal.

    These man-flesh foodies have better hair than she. Maybe they were giving her grooming tips.

  • exliontamer | February 14, 2013 5:39 PMReply

    Jesus, that image says it all: Pretty white lady terrorized by a gang of brown savages. Is Roth on the GOP payroll or what?

  • Jas | April 22, 2014 2:41 PM

    This is a liberal's fantasy, GOP & Dems are the same!

  • Parca Mortem | February 14, 2013 12:51 PMReply

    Perhaps Roth will just say that he is reviving 70s-80s italian cannibal movies, but here he is (unwittingly) getting into international politics. Why creative a negative image for Peru? Beyond the same objection that Brazilians raised for "Turistas" and Eastern Europeans about "Hostel", there is something suspect about the writer and some of the cast and crew are all from Chile, which is Peru's arch-rival. Chileans have been openly bitter about Peru's recent surge in economy and tourism, and there has been much counter-campaigning between the two countries. I am sure Chileans would be denouncing Roth if he directed a Peruvian-written cannibal film in Easter Island or Viña del Mar.

  • Guido M | February 18, 2014 9:44 AM

    Well from what i've read, Guillermo Amoedo the co-writer of this lives in Chile but is actually Uruguayian.
    I don't know anybody from Chile that would actually be interested in seeing garbage like this, so they have nothing to do with the average Chilean film goer.
    This kind of film has only 1 market and thats americans.

  • Valentina B | April 16, 2013 12:27 AM

    I am Chilean and so agree with you. I am ashamed that people from my country have the mentality and total lack of responsibility and sensibility to create such a contentious and stereotyping film. I mean, I would understand it from any American or European such as (I would assume) Eli Roth that doesn't give a damn apart from how much profit and success they make with a film, rather than aspiring to have a positive impact and help create a better world with their chosen medium. But this kind of racist shit coming from Chileans? We, that are as indigenous in blood as Amazonians? This is but another evidence of how confused we Chileans are when it comes to our origins. We prefer to scream to the four winds how much European ancestry we have in our bloods, or how white we look, or how developed and Western we are... than to assume the truth: we are all mestizos, no matter how white and blond we may look. I saw one of the interviews where Roth and Lopez were talking about this and I wanted to cry. That or punch them in the face. This film terrifies me, it can bring so many bad consequences for those that "chose" to act in the film. Yeah, sure. Dickheads. Sad that you have to be an anthropologist to realise about this and challenge it.

  • nightgoat72 | February 11, 2013 11:43 PMReply

    Wow, lot of hate goin' on here. I'm optimistic about this. Any throwback to '80s cannibal movies is worth a look to me.

  • gringos chantas | February 11, 2013 9:40 PMReply

    Cannibals in Peru... this guy is a fucking idiot. Stay in the US, it's safer, except the fact you can get butchered at a movie theatre or killed on an University. Much safer.

  • Savage | February 11, 2013 8:59 PMReply

    Please, Eli, stop.

  • Smeepalapeep | February 11, 2013 5:00 PMReply


  • KOF | February 11, 2013 2:44 PMReply

    Eli Roth is a reason for any aspiring filmmaker to NEVER GIVE UP, no matter how bad "they" tell one her/his work is.

  • Smeepalapeep | February 11, 2013 5:01 PM


  • bchalk | February 11, 2013 12:16 PMReply

    I think it's Hemlock Grove

  • Craig | February 11, 2013 11:17 AMReply

    I don't know if you guys have heard.
    But foreigners are scary!!!

  • borie | February 11, 2013 11:05 AMReply

    Oh great, another xenophobic horror film from Eli Roth.

  • Jerry | March 8, 2013 7:16 PM

    Nah, just another piece of garbage film from Roth.... :(