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darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 02:48 PM 04-23-2014
The Green Inferno

http://maxlevelgeek.com/2014/04/22/the-insane-way-eli-roth-got-a-tribe-of-peruvians-to-agree-to-act-in-the-green-inferno/
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Director/Actor Eli Roth is known for making gore-happy terrifying movies, but nothing on film can be as bizarre as what he did while making his latest movie, The Green Inferno.

Roth has taken a bit of a hiatus from directing, spending time developing projects and occasionally killing Nazis in a certain Quentin Tarantino film, but his latest film is a return to form.

The Green Inferno, follows a group of student activists who leave the comfy confines of New York to brave the deep Peruvian jungles to help a dying tribe. Instead of making a difference and getting some great pictures for Facebook, they find themselves stranded amongst an unfriendly tribe who not only imprison the group but also have plans to make a meal out of them – probably slowly and painfully.

The newly released teaser trailer gives us a hint of what to expect (hint: blood… lots and lots of blood):

But to make the film work, Roth decided that he needed to keep things very real. One way he chose to do that was to use a real Peruvian tribe as the principle actors in the film. Nearly every person (aside from the American group) that you will find in the movie is an actual Peruvian from a small village that Roth landed at while scouting shooting locations.

There was a problem, however. It wasn’t just that none of the villagers had experience acting, but most of them had no concept of what a movie was, and had never seen one. To give them an idea of what they would be taking part in, Roth brought with him a generator, a TV and perhaps the most insane choice of “intro to the magical world of movies” ever thought up: The 1980 grindhouse film, Cannibal Holocaust.

According to Roth’s own account:

“We went in the Amazon deeper than anyone has ever shot a movie before. I went so far up the river, we went to a village where they had no electricity, no running water, and they never before had seen a movie or television.”

“We had to explain to them conceptually what a movie was, and we brought a television and a generator and we showed them Cannibal Holocaust. They thought it was the funniest thing that they had ever seen, but we had to know whether they were down with it to let us in their village.”

Cannibal Holocaust made quite an impression when it was first released in 1980. In director Ruggero Deodato’s home country of Italy, the film only lasted 10 days in theaters before authorities banned it. Despite the very limited release, the film managed to net approximately $1.9 million and, even more importantly, established itself in the hallowed halls of movie infamy where it’s reputation only helped draw in more people eager to see what the big deal was.

That makes for a seemingly odd choice to show a bunch of Peruvian villagers who have never seen one minute of film before, but choosing Cannibal Holocaust isn’t quite out of left field. Roth’s The Green Inferno is a spiritual successor to that cult classic. In a sense, Roth was introducing his potential actors to the kind of film he would be making with them.

While the sequel to Cannibal Holocaust occasionally bore the name “The Green Inferno,” Roth said his film isn’t meant to be directly related to the former. Instead, he invokes the works of Werner Herzog to describe the tone. The trailer does have a bit of the natural beauty of a Herzog film too. Adding Roth to the mix, it’s sure to be a bloody, beautiful good time – assuming you aren’t an imprisoned student about to be eaten, that is.


oink's Avatar oink 03:55 PM 04-23-2014
Interesting....BTW, did ALL of the film crew make it back?tongue.gif
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 04:38 PM 04-23-2014
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I went so far up the river, we went to a village where they had no electricity, no running water, and they never before had seen a movie or television.”

This reminded me of the last act in Apocalypse Now, I am looking forward to seeing this in October.
oink's Avatar oink 05:11 PM 04-23-2014
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This reminded me of the last act in Apocalypse Now
Me too...a great movie.
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 05:34 PM 04-24-2014
If the CG doesn't get too overcooked this could be a winner!

Bob McLaughlin's Avatar Bob McLaughlin 05:44 PM 04-24-2014
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This flick delivers. It is easily in a class along with Tremors or and The Woman in terms of quality. It has moments where it goes from 5 to 11 and a handful of showpiece gore moments. If you like revenge flicks and can tolerate some violence towards a woman give it a shot. They don't dwell on torturing the lady and get to business pretty quickly which I appreciated and it's nowhere near the level of violence portrayed in LHOTL. That said it's a great setup and I think this crew will like it especially if you like seeing white trash get destroyed. It had a few shout outs to other films thrown into the dialogue that were welcome and film fans will know them when they see them. I really like finding stuff like this, as over the years, some of my favorite horror movies were B or C grade to most but really A's to me. I enjoyed this like so many of those.

TL;DR The Wraith meets Gator Bait meets Pet Semetary.

Looks to have potential! How's it stack up against the original rape-revenge film, "I Spit on Your Grave"?
tenthplanet's Avatar tenthplanet 05:49 PM 04-24-2014
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Hope that everyone who visits this thread had a horrific Easter. eek.gif

Another failed audition for the Reese's Easter Bunny ? eek.gifbiggrin.gif
Bob McLaughlin's Avatar Bob McLaughlin 05:53 PM 04-24-2014
Green Inferno: Love Herzog. Enjoy Roth. Sold.

Crimson Peak: Guiellermo del Toro? Sold.

As Above, So Below: The Descent meets YellowBrickRoad? Could be decent.
Bob McLaughlin's Avatar Bob McLaughlin 05:56 PM 04-24-2014
On a lighter note, my daughter's Overly Sensitive Zombie Girl series celebrates Easter...in a typically zombie way!
Bob McLaughlin's Avatar Bob McLaughlin 05:57 PM 04-24-2014
If you're interested, KDKA-TV Evening News did a bit on me and my daughters' YouTube channel, check it out here:
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/10076384-locals-become-youtube-stars-with-popular-video/

Once again, special thanks goes out to AVS Forum members for suggesting the car crash clips to use in the video!
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 06:03 PM 04-24-2014
As Above, So Below looks pretty good! And I am a sucker for these

Thanks for sharing Kenobi!

Cool Overly Sensitive Zombie girl and I agree some of those easter egg hunts turn kids into psychotic maniacs!
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 08:09 PM 04-24-2014
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Looks to have potential! How's it stack up against the original rape-revenge film, "I Spit on Your Grave"?

Way less on the sexual stuff but I'd say it pairs up nicely. It's like that crossed with Pet Semetary.
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 08:46 PM 04-24-2014
How did I miss Darths Savaged trailer! This trailer had me at the intestinal death pull!

Yes another one for the pile!
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 12:28 AM 04-25-2014
Some cool behind the scenes photos:




darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 04:18 AM 04-25-2014
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Green Inferno: Love Herzog. Enjoy Roth. Sold.

Crimson Peak: Guiellermo del Toro? Sold.

As Above, So Below: The Descent meets YellowBrickRoad? Could be decent.

Is Yellow Brick Road worth a watch?
Kain's Avatar Kain 04:35 AM 04-25-2014
Watched Devil's Due yesterday night. Didn't think it was as bad as most said it was. Sound was pretty good as well. smile.gif
ApolloCreed's Avatar ApolloCreed 11:34 AM 04-25-2014
We watched Static last night. It begins as a Strangers or You're Next home invasion ripoff but you soon realize that something else is going on as the events take place. In the end, it does differentiate itself from those other movies with regard to the home invasion take on it, but I don't think the execution was very good. Maybe the movie was trying to be a little too clever for its own good.....not really sure. All I know is that it was a luke warm effort, IMO. Not horrible, but not good either. I guess some may like it more than I did.
Brian Conrad's Avatar Brian Conrad 12:03 PM 04-25-2014
So Oink, how did your like "The Wait"? (Don't say I didn't warn ya) biggrin.gif

I watched "Odd Thomas" last night on Netflix. It's a Dean Koontz novel to movie adaptation. Not bad, three and a half "bodaks". Stars Anton Yelchin ("Huff" - remember it), Addison Timlin ("Zero Hour" - do you even remember it) and Willem Dafoe. It has a 1980s horror movie feel to it and is set in a "small town" (Albuquerque and Santa Fe standing in).

I was noticing that Redbox seems to be doing "Netflix catchup" this week with a lot of titles that have been available on NF WI available on DVD. Not that much new.
oink's Avatar oink 12:51 PM 04-25-2014
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So Oink, how did your like "The Wait"? (Don't say I didn't warn ya) biggrin.gif
You HAD to ask.tongue.gif
It was bad....no, horrible.
I managed 45 minutes, just because I had bought the DVD.rolleyes.gif

Yup, it's obvious it was shot at or near Black Butte Ranch (I drive by the place on my way to and from Sunriver).
http://www.blackbutteranch.com/

I have no f_cking idea what the filmmaker was trying to accomplishment with this movie, but it certainly stunk up the joint.

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I watched "Odd Thomas" last night on Netflix. It's a Dean Koontz novel to movie adaptation. Not bad, three and a half "bodaks". Stars Anton Yelchin ("Huff" - remember it), Addison Timlin ("Zero Hour" - do you even remember it) and Willem Dafoe. It has a 1980s horror movie feel to it and is set in a "small town" (Albuquerque and Santa Fe standing in).
I have it near the top of my queue.smile.gif
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 01:11 PM 04-25-2014
Anybody see the Cold Prey stuff? Was reading at Dread Central and it looks interesting.

Also saw this:

oink's Avatar oink 01:35 PM 04-25-2014
I liked Cold Prey quite a bit.
Don't know about the other one.
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 02:03 PM 04-25-2014
Cold Prey looks great, I have never seen it and snow bunny plus slasher is a win in my book!

Hidden looks like a Norge mind bender, count me in!
OggideM's Avatar OggideM 03:01 AM 04-27-2014
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Good to hear that someone has seen it. I alerted the crew about it last week and got zero responses. frown.gif Like you, I'm saving judgment right now to let the series play out a little longer. First impressions after the pilot was that I was slightly disappointed with the questionable writing but there were definitely some interesting scenes that kept me interested. We'll see how this goes.

the WRITING was your issue?

really?

the ACTING is beyond disbelief. which is sad, because although the writing is hop-on the mystical evil bandwagon, it's at least an entertaining premise............


but wow. no. this will fail because of ACTING.
or lack thereof
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 08:54 AM 04-27-2014
Cruising amazon VOD this am and saw that Wolf Creek 2 is available for 9.99, who will take one for the team and report back if it lives up to its predecessor?
oink's Avatar oink 09:34 AM 04-27-2014
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Cruising amazon VOD this am and saw that Wolf Creek 2 is available for 9.99, who will take one for the team and report back if it lives up to its predecessor?
Hopefully, you will.wink.gif
oink's Avatar oink 09:55 AM 04-27-2014

Really liked this!

Paz chews up the scenery here as a sexy stalking psycho bitch.

Also, a good performance by the object of her infatuation, Katrina Bowden.
Don't recall her from another film, but she is a hottie with a great bod.

There is also some very good black comedy bits to be had with this film, but gorehounds won't be disappointed either.

The AV of the BD is excellent.


RECOMMENDED.
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 09:55 AM 04-27-2014
I almost pulled the trigger on the BD at $16 but I think I will wait till closer to Oct to see it. I still need to get Frankensteins Army because I heard it was great BASS movie as well as a cool horror flick.

Oh yeah I love sexy killer nurses!biggrin.gif
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 10:27 AM 04-27-2014
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I almost pulled the trigger on the BD at $16 but I think I will wait till closer to Oct to see it. I still need to get Frankensteins Army because I heard it was great BASS movie as well as a cool horror flick.

Oh yeah I love sexy killer nurses!biggrin.gif
I'll be adding that one to the collection before October, it was fun!

Any movie that oink actually finishes is worth a look.
stevew24963's Avatar stevew24963 10:28 AM 04-27-2014
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Really liked this!

Paz chews up the scenery here as a sexy stalking psycho bitch.

Also, a good performance by the object of her infatuation, Katrina Bowden.
Don't recall her from another film, but she is a hottie with a great bod.

There is also some very good black comedy bits to be had with this film, but gorehounds won't be disappointed either.

The AV of the BD is excellent.


RECOMMENDED.
+1 I watched this a few weeks ago and found it very entertaining. I started The Woman last night but had a technical issue 1/2 hour into it. Looks interesting, I'll finish it tonight.
ApolloCreed's Avatar ApolloCreed 10:28 AM 04-27-2014
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the WRITING was your issue?

really?

the ACTING is beyond disbelief. which is sad, because although the writing is hop-on the mystical evil bandwagon, it's at least an entertaining premise............


but wow. no. this will fail because of ACTING.
or lack thereof

Yep, perhaps both. Maybe "dialog" would have been a better word to use rather than "writing". There was one comment that Shane West (John Alden) made when they were dealing with the possessed girl. I can't remember exactly what it was, but it was horribly out of place and in no way a comment that someone would make in the late 1600s. I chalked that one up to the writers but he does look to be a questionable choice as the lead in this. Either way, I need to be optimistic........this show (like you said) is an entertaining premise and I really WANT to like it.
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