Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno Gets A Release Date. Eli Roth’s homage to Cannibal Holocaust has finally received an official release date – again. This time, it seems like it will stick, like a bamboo pole through flesh.
Ruggero Deodato‘s Canibal Holocaust (1980) was a major inspiration to all horror fans growing up in the 1980s and 1990s. It was the epitome of a film so gory, banned in so many countries, so rare that it was hard to get hold of a copy. That all changed of course, when you could order it online from a place as ubiquitous as amazon.com. These things are so mainstream now that the only way to give proper context might be to compare the visceral shock and excitedly nervous feeling to loading up a snuff film on an 18+ website. The film was so realistic (the real killing of animals certainly helped achieve this) that the director himself was charged with murder in an Italian court until the actors came out from hiding (they were supposed to lay low to achieve maximum marketing effect) to save his skin. At least, that’s how the legend goes.
Eli Roth was inspired – certainly motivated – by the inventiveness and creativity of these early horror films. He loves Sam Raimi‘s early films, as is evident when watching Cabin Fever, and loves schlocky Italian horror like Lucio Fulci‘s Zombie. Even if you don’t like the man, I highly recommend listening to his audio commentaries. He knows his history, and though he may miss the mark from time to time, he’s fun to listen to. Hopes are high, however, as all the reactions for his latest seem to be very positive. If you’re interested in reading a review from a screening Roth held last year, I recommend Devin Faraci’s. It inspires hope and excitement in me, at the very least.
In any case, his latest horror exploitation film (named after an alternate title for Cannibal Holocaust) has received an official release date. This happened before, in 2014, and we were all massively disappointed and concerned this would be shelved to DVD when that release date wasn’t honoured. Hence, this is cause for celebration. I’m relieved to know that I get to gleefully ready myself to sit in an auditorium and feast my eyes on some KNB gore effects splattered throughout the rainforest. I’m ready for a violent, no-holds-barred horror film. There hasn’t been one like this in a while, and I’m frankly tired of haunted houses, possessions, and dolls that are meant to terrify horror buffs but barely scare a casual viewer. Bring on the buckets of blood, and rip out some intestines already.
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