Eli Roth is the famous film director responsible for many well-known horror films such as “Hostel” and “Cabin Fever,” and his latest project “The Green Inferno” is already said to be his most disturbing film yet. The film is set to be released September 2015 after years of hype in the horror film community. Roth was inspired by the 1980 film “Cannibal Holocaust” by Italian director Ruggero Deodato.
The movies have a very similar plot. The setting is the Green Inferno, which is the deep and isolated Amazon (where Deodato’s infamous movie and film are based). The films also center on college aged students in the remote jungle and their run-ins with cannibals. In “Cannibal Holocaust,” film students fly to the jungle to film a documentary about the indigenous cannibal tribes in a “found footage” style production that later inspired the Blair Witch Project. The film students end up doing some gruesome things for the sake of good film-making, going as far as burning down a village. They are eventually killed for their hostile and deplorable actions (in extremely gory ways) because, let’s face it, they were the bad guys.
Roth’s approach is a little bit interesting. From the previews, he doesn’t seem to be using the “found film” cinematography of his inspiration. He also ditches the idea of sadistic filmmakers for goodhearted activists who just get in over their heads. When a group of young activists head to the Green Inferno, their plane crashes and they end up on the dinner plate, so to speak.
In a recent interview with the LA Times, Roth explains his inspiration for the film:
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