Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is finally heading into cinemas stateside next month. It brings with it an epic cannibal horror that’s unlike anything you’ve experienced on the big screen before. (Or anywhere else, for that matter.) And if you’re a horror fan, this is definitely a must.
We heard earlier in the summer that Blumhouse and Tilt had officially saved it from its prior distribution troubles. And after launching a new trailer back in June, Blumhouse has released a great first TV spot. And with it comes a new audience reaction trailer, via Yahoo Movies, focusing completely on cinemagoers’ inability to sit still through Roth’s brilliantly gory and brutal venture into the Amazon.
In The Green Inferno, a group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Lorenza Izzo is awesome in the lead, reuniting with Roth after sharing the screen on Aftershock. She is surrounded by a great ensemble, several of whom Roth has worked with before or since, joined by Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Magda Apanowicz, Nicolás Martínez, Ignacia Allamand, Aaron Burns, Richard Burgi, and Sky Ferreira.
Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) co-wrote the script with Guillermo Amoedo (Knock Knock, Aftershock), based on his own story. And Roth also produces alongside Nicolás López (Aftershock), Miguel Asensio Llamas (Knock Knock), Christopher Woodrow (Birdman), and Molly Conners (Killer Joe).
I caught the film at FrightFest last year – you can read our review here – and absolutely loved it. I’m so glad it’s finally getting the theatrical release it deserves, and really hope that it will arrive in the UK too before long.
The Green Inferno is set to be released in the US on September 25th. If you haven’t already, commit that date to memory.