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When it comes to discussions about horror director Eli Roth, two questions are constantly brought up:

  1. When will he direct his next movie?
  2. Why the hell hasn’t he turned his fake trailer for Grindhouse, Thanksgiving, into a feature length movie yet?

The latter has yet to happen (but it could. Machete spawned two movies already), but the answer to the first has finally come. Eli Roth is set to release his homage to Cannibal Holocaust with his own take on how the natives of the Amazon would interact with the ignorance of Western civilization in The Green Inferno.

Eli Roth has always found a way to incorporate cultural satire into the films he directs. He made us fear bottled water in Cabin Fever, and made us think twice about traveling to Europe with Hostel. This deeper fear of reality due to what is portrayed on the screen is what separates decent directors from great directors, and Eli Roth is arguably this generation’s golden director because of this talent.

Open Road Films
Open Road Films

In The Green Inferno, Roth looks to push the envelope yet again, in more ways than one. The plot surrounds a group of student activists traveling to the Amazon to help a declining tribe. When their plane crashes en route, they are taken captive by the same tribe that they planned to help, and are forced into a nightmare that they never imagined possible. Like Cannibal Holocaust, Eli Roth allegedly shot the film in a remote Amazonian village without the comforts of home, and surrounded himself and his crew with the village’s tribe. A sequel is already envisioned, although it is unknown if a sequel will focus on an unwitting film crew that decides to film a movie in a remote Amazonian village. With Eli Roth, it’s always a possibility.

For now, we can bask in the glory of the official trailer for The Green Inferno. The film is set for release on September 5th, 2014 by Open Road Films.

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By Pat Emmel

Patrick began collecting a library of VHS tapes, DVDs, and CDs when he was young, and continues to build a library that could easily double as a video store and/or a revitalized Tower Records.