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First Pic: Eli Roth’s “THE GREEN INFERNO”

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THE GREEN INFERNO, Eli Roth’s first feature since the undervalued
HOSTEL: PART II seems, at first glance, a cannibal-style Italian horror-esque throwback, a
sentiment the crowding nature of its first look and its synopsis (…follows
an idealistic student and a group of naive do-gooders who are captured by
cannibalistic Indios after their plane crash lands in the Peruvian jungle
)
would do little to dispel. As the filmmaker makes rounds discussing his
producing role on the upcoming THE LAST EXORCISM PART II however, he’s distancing himself from the
idea of homage.

Roth told FANGORIA matter-of-factly, “Nobody has any idea
what I’m doing with GREEN INFERNO. It’s not going to be a Mondo cannibal film.”
Later, and over at Empire he lauded Ruggero Deodato’s classic of cannibal films, CANNIBAL
HOLOCAUST, while explaining, “…I really wanted to do something that was much
more like a Werner Herzog movie. I wanted it to look like THE NEW WORLD, THE
MISSION, or AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD.”

Whatever it may be—and maybe my own discomfort with the more
effective cannibal films is at play—this first reveal has an immediate
unnerving aura (see the face on the woman in the lower left corner). Does Roth have something excitingly unexpected coming our way?

THE GREEN INFERNO is as yet undated. Photo, via Shock Till You Drop.

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by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-11 14:55:09

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Samuel Zimmerman
Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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