Director - Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel)
Starring - Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock, Holidays), Ariel Levy (The Stranger, Blood Sugar Baby), and Aaron Burns (Knock Knock, Best Worst Friends)
Release Date - 2013 (2015)
Genre - Horror/Comedy
Tagline - "Justice will be served" and "Fear will eat you alive"
Format - Theatrical
Rating (out of 5):
When I was in high school the 2002 Eli Roth film Cabin Fever was released. I was very interested in the flick but most of my horror friends immediately shunned the film without knowing anything about the movie itself or the director. When the film was finally released on DVD and VHS we hit the video store up and rented a copy. My friends bitched and moaned all the way home and when we tossed it in they shut the fuck up and enjoyed themselves. A few years later when he was releasing Hostel they all bitched and moaned the same damn way but when they finally saw the film they went on about how fucking awesome it was. Jump to now and the horror community is at arms with the release of Roth's new film The Green Inferno. People instantly started shit talking the film calling it a ripoff of Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox. Unlike most horror fans, I don't condemn a film without seeing it. A few nights ago I was able to check the movie out at a theater about 30 minutes away and I'm glad I checked it out because this is my favorite Roth film to date.
The film follows a young college girl who takes interest in an activist group at her college and attempts to join. When she does an opportunity presents itself and the group is sent to the jungles of Peru to stop a corporation from bulldozing and killing the indigenous people that call the jungle their home. The group plans on using satellites to stream videos of themselves protesting to bring global awareness to the problem and stop the hired mercenaries from killing them. Their plan works and the corporation withdraws their hired guns. The police arrest them and put them back on a plan bound for America when they encounter engine trouble and crash. The natives soon find them and take them back to their village where they kill them one by one and eat them.