The world doesn’t have enough cannibal movies nowadays. And I’m not talking about movies that use cannibalism as a clever plot twist. Plenty of slasher movies wink at you and say “Cannibals? Well, haha lol jk……maayyyyybe?” I’m talking about movies where the entire plot is “Well shit, they’re cannibals.”
The world also doesn’t have enough Eli Roth movies. Roth, whose last major directorial effort was the underappreciated Hostel Part II, has been busy drinking champagne and floating in a pool made entirely of Quentin Tarantino’s dreams. Sure, he co-wrote and acted in the decent earthquake Aftershock, produced the great The Last Exorcism, and also co-wrote and produced the entertaining, but flawed The Man With The Iron Fists, but I’ve been waiting for a full on effort. That’s partly because I think he’s talented, and partly because I genuinely like the guy. In every Eli Roth interview, he seems to be on the verge of exploding into a 40-minute rant about how great a certain exploitation movie is, and I can appreciate that kind of enthusiasm in a world where enthusiasm has been replaced by a series of “mehs” and irony.
It’s only right that, sensing this lack in two major properties in the Earth’s natural balance, God brought Roth and cannibal movies together for The Green Inferno.
This trailer doesn’t reveal much, but it’s creepy. It’s the kind of
Ruggero Deodato would be proud.
The Green Inferno is set to be released on September 5, 2014.