First Clip From ‘Aftershock’ Features Eli Roth VS Earthquakes
UPDATE: Our own Jordan Hoffman has reviewed the film here.
The Toronto International Film Festival is happening as you read this and while you’re probably not there (And if you are, why are reading this? Go see a movie!), you too can have a little taste of what’s going on up there. How about a clip from the earthquake-themed thriller ‘Aftershock,’ which is playing as part of the fest’s typically amazing Midnight Madness series?
The clip comes courtesy of Collider and showcases what happens to a trendy Chilean nightclub and its inhabitants when The Big One strikes. The ensung chaos is one part traditional disaster movie and one part horror movie (‘Final Destination’ comparisons are apt). The horror tinge should come as no surprise considering the involvement of ‘Hostel’ director Eli Roth, who co-wrote the screenplay (with director Nicolas Lopez) and stars as a particularly unfortunate American tourist. It looks like Roth is taking those positive reviews from his brief but memorable work in ‘Inglourious Basterds’ to heart, huh?
The film has been picked up by Dimension, so you should definitely expect it to come to a theater near you. Check out the clip below followed by the official synopsis.
“Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin’- hot women, cool dudes, great wine, and the wildest parties. For a hapless American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), the trip has been heaven on earth — except that he just can’t hook up with the ladies. Gringo’s luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of babes — Russian model Irina (Natasha Yarovenko), non-stop party girl Kylie (Lorenza Izzo) and her serious sister Monica (Andrea Osvárt) — who agree to accompany them on a trip to the coastal town of Valparaíso. The new friends are having the best of times whooping it up in a dance club, until a violent earthquake brings the entire city down around them. With this one-time paradise now a landscape of death and destruction that’s seething with terror and panic, our unlucky heroes must run for their lives from looters, escaped convicts, and the inevitable aftershocks.”