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ROTHWATCH ’15: “KNOCK KNOCK” Teased; “GREEN INFERNO” Updated

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It may be hard for some to believe, but it’s been nearly a decade since an Eli Roth-directed film has hit theaters, with most of his work being on the producing level or short form contributions to the work of Quentin Tarantino. However, Roth fans should be excited to know that 2015 may be the director’s most crowded year to date, as the filmmaker is returning in a big, bad way. And with his latest directorial effort currently at Sundance, Roth has offered updates on his frightening features.

First off, Roth recently spoke to Indiewire while at Sundance and gave horror hounds the latest on his cannibal opus THE GREEN INFERNO, which was pulled mere weeks before its release date back in September 2014. While FANGORIA would implore you to go to the aforementioned interview for all the details, the nitty gritty is that, yes, THE GREEN INFERNO will be getting a theatrical release from original distributor Open Road Films, and that the film is looking at a August or September release date. While still a long time to go, fans can put their minds at rest knowing that the gory and brutal tribute to Italian Cannibal flicks can be seen the way it was meant to be seen.

Next, Roth recently gave fans outside of Sundance their first look at his next horror flick, KNOCK KNOCK. A home invasion horror starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas, KNOCK KNOCK has already been one of the most talked about genre titles at Sundance, and now you can see footage of the film for yourself below. Expect more on Roth’s KNOCK KNOCK very soon.

Lastly, there are some various updates for upcoming Roth-produced projects as well. IFC Midnight recently picked up Guillermo Amoedo’s THE STRANGER, which Roth produced and will star several of Roth’s AFTERSHOCK co-stars, for a U.S. release later this year. The long-awaited CLOWN, directed by Jon Watts and featuring Roth as both performer and producer, will be hitting British audiences on DVD and Blu-ray on March 2nd following its UK premiere at Frightfest Glasgow; Dimension still has the film slated for a to-be-dated release later this year. Combined with the third and final season of Roth’s HEMLOCK GROVE this summer on Netflix, the director’s bloody brand of horror will be everywhere this year; will you be among those waiting with baited breath?

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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