If you love old school horror – and can handle quite a lot of blood and gore – then The Green Inferno is the kind of horror movie you simply cannot miss
It took a while for The Green Inferno to finally reach the public. Not because it was shelved or needed to be re-edited, but for the simple reason that the movie business has been struggling and a distributor going into bancruptcy held the movie hostage for a while. Unfortunately, we never had the chance to watch it in a movie theater, but when we finally got around to watch it on Blu-ray, we certainly felt it had been worth the wait.
But look, if you don’t like the way Eli Roth goes all in, then please just accept that The Green Inferno probably isn’t for you. Yeah, it deals with cannibalism and lots of blood and gore, so if that’s not your thing, don’t expect to love this movie. Personally, I’m not crazy about it, but whenever Eli Roth makes a new movie, I still know that it’ll work for me. His movies usually keep me entertained and they always have something more to say. In this movie there’s lots of foreshadowing, and you know the bad guys will get what’s coming to them – and also quite of few of the “good guys” because it’s that kind of film.
Also, I really like how in The Green Inferno the story seems to take any reservations you may have, and deal with them head on. Such as; Why the Hell do these college hipsters need to go into the jungle? Breaking the fourth wall indirectly is an elegant way of disarming a pessimistic audience and I always appreciate it.
This seems like a true passion project for Eli Roth, who directed the film and co-wrote the script with Guillermo Amoedo. They also worked together on previous projects such as Knock Knock. In general, there’s no doubt that Roth loves working with the same people, which is something I love. Why fix something that isn’t broken?
That’s probably also why Lorenza Izzo is starring in this movie just like she did i the aforementioned Knock Knock. And yes, I do realize Roth and Izzo are married, but that just makes perfect sense to me, since they work so well together on these movies. The result is always good for Lorenza Izzo’s performance, and his crazy ways work really well with her willingness to go there!
The Green Inferno is out on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD now
Director: Eli Roth
Writer: Guillermo Amoedo, Eli Roth
Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton
A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished