Eli Roth returns to horror with ‘The Green Inferno’

The Green Inferno Still

Horror fans should be familiar with the name Eli Roth, director of Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hostel II. While Roth began his career as a director, he’s been primarily a producer over the past several years working on projects like the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove, with a few minor turns as actor most notably as Donny “The Bear Jew” Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. However, fans of the genre have wondered for years as to what Roth’s next film might be. The director was rumored to be attached to the adaptation of the Stephen King novel Cell at one point. He has also discussed bringing a feature length version of his Grindhouse trailer, Thanksgiving to the screen. Then in 2012 it was announced that Eli Roth would be directing The Green Inferno as a return to his feature length horror roots.

“The Green Inferno’ follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very tribe they sought to protect.”

The first trailer via Moviefone for the film premiered today and I have to say that for a film that is an obvious callback to movies like Cannibal Holocaust, this trailer shows a lot of restraint. Check it out below.

The Green Inferno opens in theaters September 5, 2014.

Source: Moviefone

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Rob Walker is a writer and filmmaker in Colorado, and is creator of the comedy web series Victorian Cut-out Theatre. He loves horror films and comic books (American Vampire, Jonah Hex, The Flash, Planetary). Rob has been a Sherlockian since the age of ten, is a Dark Tower junky and believes that Indiana Jones is the greatest cinematic hero ever created. You can follow him on twitter at: @timidwerewolf and see his other writings and videos at robwalkerfilms.com