What could be worse than what Eli Roth has already made in films like Hostel and Cabin Fever? He’s basically the guy that brought torture porn into the mainstream (before later snuffing it out, and now the only time it’s acceptable to use the term “torture porn” is to troll horror hounds), and now there’s something even more gruesome?
How about this: Cannibalism? But no! Wait! A twist: How about a cannibalism films that’s really an animal rights movie?
Oh, Eli Roth, you’re so subversive! You’ve really outdone yourself now.
The Green Inferno is a loose remake of Cannibal Holocaust II, which wasn’t really a sequel to Cannibal Holocaust, but the guys that did Cannibal Holocaust weren’t interested in continuing the series, so they let the guys behind the original The Green Inferno have the title, though there’s barely any connections between the two films, but you know: $$$
The original The Green Inferno is about a group of New Yorkers who travel to Peru to find a lost native tribe, only to find them and nearly get eaten by them. Why? Because they New Yorkers were f*cking with their monkeys. However, the New Yorkers settle their disagreement with the tribe, and agree not to mess with the monkeys anymore. Eventually they even ally with the native tribe to kill a group of hunters going after the monkeys, and in the end, they also agree to allow the natives to remain lost.
My guess is that Eli Roth’s film will follow that storyline loosely, though it will probably play up the cannibalism angle because Roth is a sick f*ck.
You can also watch the trailer for the original The Green Inferno from the original 1988 film (which purportedly killed the cannibal genre), but I wouldn’t because it’s HORRIBLE, although if you want to watch some natives nearly eat a guys junk off, you go right ahead.