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The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno
  • 2014
  • US
  • 103 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Eli Roth
  • Written by: Guillermo Amoedo/Eli Roth
  • Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara

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Humour and gore wrapped up in an environmental theme

Once again, Eli Roth justifies his position at the top of the fantasy/horror genre ladder with this startling and depraved take on cannibalism. A group of politically-correct college students from the US become innocents abroad when they travel to the Amazon in a naive attempt to save a tribe of native Indians from exploitation by Western developers. The best and the worst of the human condition are shockingly revealed as the young activists fight to avoid becoming fodder for the very people they have come to save.

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The Green Inferno

19 Jun 20143 stars

Eli Roth delves into jungle cannibalism and gives gorehounds plenty of gristle to chew on

A plane full of student protesters head off half-cocked into the Amazon trying to protect the rainforest and the indigenous tribes. After confronting a team of loggers, their ordeal really begins. On their way back to civilisation their plane crashes in…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: Eli Roth on his Amazon-shot cannibal horror The Green Inferno

10 Jun 2014

Director's affectionate tribute to the Italian cannibal movies of the 80s screens at EIFF 2014

Eli Roth revels in his reputation as the bad boy of horror cinema. He shocked movie fans with the flesh eating virus of Cabin Fever and for many epitomised the gory excesses of the mid-00s with the ultra-violent Hostel. ‘As a kid I loved sitting round…

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