Green Inferno Eli Roth’s Cannibal horror film gets a release date

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Eli Roth’s body of work has been a very mixed bag.  While the sleeper hit Hostel was undoubtedly a success in terms of box office, the film itself, while having the distinction (along with Saw) of creating its own self exposed  sub genre, was not the greatest of horror flick even if the premise was somewhat unique. (I felt Hostel 2 was a much better film.)

Jump ahead ten years and Eli Roth’s newest upcoming gore fest is a cannibal horror film called Green Inferno (yeah, I don’t get the title either)   which is scheduled to be released this September 25th.  The film was originally debuted back in 2013 at the horror festival circuit and now finally has found distribution by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions the production force behind lucrative horror franchises Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge and Sinister.

Now any horror movie  aficionado will immediately see the similarities to the original, grandfather of the Cannibal horror genre – the infamous “Cannibal Holocaust” CannibalHolocaustimpale cannibal_holocaust_poster_04

 

 

 

with its legendary human impalement scene. Which upon its release prompted snuff film murder allegations. 

 

Now this is either due to a lack of originality on his part or a unsubtle tribute to the 1980 italian film directed by Ruggero Deodato, it is probably the latter.  Anyway check out the trailer for Green Inferno below:

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